FRANKLIN BOROUGH, NJ – Republican Mayor Paul “Doc” Crowley, pledging to “keep Franklin affordable,” has announced his candidacy for a third term as Mayor of the Borough.
In making his announcement, Mayor Crowley said he wants to continue his focus on maintaining affordability by controlling taxes, holding the line on spending and securing even more new ratables for the Borough.
“We need to ensure our town meets the challenge of difficult economic times by promoting ratable growth and stabilizing taxes. We’ve made a good start on our Route 23 commercial corridor with new commercial development projects including Walgreens, Auto Zone, STS, Taco Bell and Roy Rogers, to name a few. But there is more work to be done. I am asking residents for their support to keep our town affordable by balancing fiscal restraint with sensible economic development.”
Mayor Crowley emphasized the need for intelligent action that reflects the realities of today: “The way to a good future for Franklin is not by living in the past”, said Dr. Crowley.
Dr. Crowley’s experience and qualifications demonstrate an unmatched record of leadership. A retired Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserve with over 34 years of military service, Dr. Crowley is both an Army and Navy veteran. He is past President of both the Franklin Board of Education and the Sussex County Education Services Commission. He is Vice President of the Franklin Education Foundation and former Chairman of the Franklin Zoning Board. Dr. Crowley attended the US Naval Academy and earned his Bachelor’s degree from St. Peter’s College and Doctorate from NJ Dental School, Rutgers School of Medicine.
Mayor Crowley has resided in Franklin Borough with his wife, Carol, for approximately 30 years. Their four grown children, Brian, Sharon, Meg and Patrick all attended Franklin Elementary School and local public high schools. Dr. Crowley, a former business owner on Main Street, is presently associated with a private dental practice in Vernon, NJ.