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Kent Huang Resigns; Township Expected to Appoint First Latino to Serve in Montgomery to Fill Term

By Barbara A. Preston | May 20, 2022


Kent Huang was a soft-spoken and conscientious member of Montgomery Township Committee.


A financial analyst by trade, Huang vigilantly checked the numbers of the township budget each year, and worked to ensure local taxpayer dollars were well spent, and transparent.

Kent Huang


Voters elected him to a 3-year term in 2019. He resigned on April 27 — in his typical quiet fashion. His term would have expired in December.


“It has been my honor and privilege to represent the residents of ... Montgomery,” he wrote in his resignation letter. “I am certain I will reflect on my time here with great fondness and appreciation. Through this position, I’ve been able to meet wonderful people and really learn how municipal government works, with the goal of improving the lives of the residents.”


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Township committee is expected to appoint Vincent P. Barragan of Skillman on June 2 to complete Huang’s term.


Barragan is a US Army veteran, and a finance executive with Johnson & Johnson, according to LinkedIn. He was an infantry officer from May 2000 to May 2004, during which time he served as captain of the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Vincent P. Barragan


He is also a candidate for township committee. If appointed, he will be the first Latino to serve as a Montgomery Township Committee member. ■

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