Princeton’s Mayoral Candidates Look to Lead During Transition

October 29, 2012 – In The News
The Times

Dick Woodbridge is the republican mayoral candidate for Princeton Township and Princeton Borough.

Woodbridge served as major from 1991 to 1992 and as a township committee for one year, and in the borough he was a council member from 1977 to 1987 and police commissioner for three years.

He was a volunteer firefighter from 1975 to 1995 and serves on a number of committees, including the recreation board, the public safety subcommittee of the transition task force and the Valley Road School adaptive ruse committee.

Woodbridge is a partner at the Fox Rothschild law firm in Lawrence, a father of three and grandfather of two. He also would focus on taxes, saying he would “take a holistic view” and create a “true” zero-based budget, and reach out to country and school district officials to ask them to bring down their tax rates as well.

“I’d say, ‘we’ve consolidated. We’re trying to wring out as much fat as we could in the system, and what can you do?” he said. “It’s really hard for a middle-income family to stay in this area. The town that I grew up in was easily half blue collar, but that’s not longer the case. It’s difficult for those people, or for seniors, to keep up with these taxes.”