Former Jackson Councilman Ken Bressi has endorsed Mike Reina in his bid for another terms mayor of Jackson Township.
Reina will face off against Council President Marty Flemming, in what is likely to be a bitter fight with split Republican tickets.
Bressi himself mounted a short-lived bid to return to the Jackson Township Council.
“Serving this town for close to 40 years has been the greatest honor of my life. However, a long, drawn-out election battle would serve no one. After consulting my family and friends, I am suspending my current candidacy for councilman,” Bressi said in a statement.
“I want to thank my supporters for their encouragement over the last few weeks as I prepared my council run. I would also like to thank the many residents who signed petitions for me to run. I am deeply grateful for all your efforts.
“Unity is so important for our town, and I am glad that there is a ticket that will accomplish that: I am endorsing the candidacy of incumbent Mayor Mike Reina, who is also endorsed by the Jackson Republican Club and his running mates, Jennifer Kuhn and Scott Sargent. This ticket has extensive leadership experience, and it is the right ticket to continue moving our town forward. I wish them much success.”