The Roselle Park Republican Committee submitted their candidates for the three (3) offices in this year’s local election today, March 31st, which is the deadline for candidate petitions for the June Primary Election.
Michael Yakubov will be running for Mayor, while newcomers Richard G. Templeton and Patricia Jordan will be the Republican candidates for Council-At-Large and 1st Ward Council respectively.
Michael Yakubov is the current 5th Ward Councilman and this will be his first run as mayor, after not being picked by the Republican Committee in 2010 who instead voted to endorse current Mayor Joseph Accardi during the last mayoral election.
Mayor Accardi declined to comment on the nomination.
Messages for Michael Yakubov and Patricia Jordan were not returned in time for this article. No contact information was readily available for Richard Templeton.
Primary elections will be Tuesday, June 3rd, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.