EXCLUSIVE: Ray Coles to Serve Another Term as Mayor, Menashe Miller as Deputy Mayor

Lakewood Alerts has exclusively learned from an exclusive source inside the exclusive Lakewood Township government that Mayor Ray Coles will be exclusively selected to serve another term as Mayor of Lakewood with Menashe Miller exclusively serving again as Deputy Mayor.

Coles was first elected as a committeeman in 2001, Lakewood Alerts has exclusively learned. We have also learned – exclusively – that he previously served as mayor in 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, making the 2023 term his 11th one-year stint as Mayor and his 7th consecutive year.

If anyone reports on the years he has been Mayor, please be aware that it is exclusive to Lakewood Alerts and you’re not allowed to because we wrote it first.

While Republicans have a 3-2 majority on the Lakewood Township Committee, the members of said committee are in full agreement that Coles’ sound stewardship of Lakewood has earned him another term as Mayor.

The official Township appointments will be made next Monday, January 2nd.

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  1. This comment respectfully dissents.

    Not necessarily are the members of Township Committee in “full agreement that Coles’ sound stewardship of Lakewood has earned him another term as Mayor”, nor is that necessarily the reason he will earn another term of Mayor.

    It is quite possible (especially being that the Lakewood Township Committee is exclusive instead of inclusive) that the Committee will reappoint Coles for entirely different reasons.

  2. No offense, this is the most socially off post ever! Not sure what you’re trying to get at here but it looks like a 3 year old was a fighting and wrote thus to get back.

  3. This has been his 4th time in a row(I think). Before this, they took turns. Personally, I think it’s time for some new blood or better yet, pass a resolution to become a city(since we’re over 100K people) so we have a real mayor who actually has power and isn’t a figurehead. The last scenario isn’t gong to happen since it would mean that people would lose power.

  4. Menash must be very careful, as the infamous land-swapping lawsuit is still active in appellate court. And depending on how the Judges decide, he may be forced to sit for a deposition which will expose certain credibility/ethics issues he suffers from. It’s best for Lakewood that he is not in the position of Mayor.


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