Princeton ElectionsNovember 1, 2012 – In The News
Richard C. Woodbridge is the Republican candidate for Mayor of Princeton Township and Princeton Borough.
Woodbridge, a graduate of the George Washington University Law School, is a patents and intellectual property law attorney at Fox Rothschild. In the mid-1980s he served as the borough council president.
“I am a forward-looking candidate,” Woodbridge said. “My experience as a patent attorney, always dealing with new technologies and new companies makes me realize how important vision is. For example, why not take the old Valley Road School building, turn it over to the Valley Road School Community Center Inc., a nonprofit organization, and let it convert the school into a community center at no cost to the taxpayer?”
During a debate, Woodbridge cited experience as the primary difference between him and his opponent. “You need a leader who will get ahead on traffic issues, who has a history of accomplishing things in a regional context and who will take this town to the next level,” he said.
“I’m not afraid to take control when necessary,” Woodbridge said on the campaign trail on his ability to lead. “If the new town of Princeton fails in its effort to achieve the goals of consolidation, then we will all have failed and I doubt if any town in the state of New Jersey would look seriously at consolidation again.”