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Republicans Announce Two Candidates for Montgomery Township Committee

By Barbara A. Preston | Posted April 11, 2023

Montgomery Township Republicans Christina "Christy" Tierney and Pamela "Pam" Booth have officially announced their candidacy for Montgomery Township Committee in this year’s elections — the primary election is on June 6. The winners of the primary will represent their respective parties in the general election on November 7.

One full 3-year term and one 1-year term are available on the five-member Montgomery Township governing board.

Republican candidates for Montgomery Township Committee. From left: Pam Booth and Christy Tierney.

Their campaign slogan, "For a Stronger Montgomery," expresses their desire to see Montgomery Township continue to grow and thrive as a community while retaining its reputation as a great place to live and raise a family, according to a press release from Rosy Thakkar, Chairwoman of the Montgomery Township Republican Organization.

Pam Booth is running for the full 3-year term. She would face current Montgomery Township Committeewoman Patricia Taylor Todd (D) in November — should they both win the June primaries.

Christy Tierney is running for the 1-year term. She would face current Montgomery Township Committeeman Dennis Ahn (D) in November — should they both win the June primaries.

When asked why she was running, Booth said, “I want to be a voice for equal representation in the community, keep our taxes as low as possible, protect our property values, and showcase Montgomery as the asset to our county and state that it is.”

One of Tierney’s goals is to preserve Montgomery’s open spaces and historic sites, according to the press release.

About Christy Tierney

Tierney has a career in the mental health field, where she serves clients with chronic mental illnesses. She earned a master’s degree in psychological counseling and addiction studies from Monmouth University. She has nine years of work and volunteer experience in mental health and substance abuse, including employment at both Carrier Clinic and the former Crawford House.

Tierney "has demonstrated deep compassion and empathy for those with chronic mental illness and those suffering from co occurring disorders," according to the press release. "In recent years, the mental health and well-being of all members of our community, from the young to the elderly, has become a growing priority. Christy could bring an exceptional understanding of mental health issues, as well as social and emotional learning to our Township Committee."

About Pam Booth

Booth has been a Montgomery resident for 20 years. She lives with her husband of 38 years and has a daughter and a son, both educated in the Montgomery School District. She is currently a realtor with Keller-Williams Princeton. She has also worked as a substitute teacher in Montgomery for 10 years, was active in the PTA, assisted with school theatre productions, and provided tutoring for students.

Booth's volunteer service to Montgomery Township includes five years as a member of the Montgomery Municipal Alliance, serving as secretary for three years, and volunteering with Montgomery Township Volunteer Fire Company #2 for two years. Her extensive experience in a variety of township organizations and activities demonstrates her commitment to Montgomery Township and her understanding of our school district and other civic organizations in town.

Booth and Tierney serve on the Montgomery Township Republican Committee (elected by their Republican peers in 2022).

"Together, Pam and Christy form a dynamic team that will work for all residents of Montgomery to give them a strong and unwavering voice in government matters while providing the transparent, effective leadership they deserve," Thakkar says in the press release. "Areas of concern for them include protecting and preserving the quality of life, controlling the deficit and debt, Backing the Blue and keeping Montgomery safe, parent involvement and school safety, growing local businesses while controlling overdevelopment through smart growth and effective zoning, protecting the parks and open spaces, and promoting community engagement in government issues."

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Thakkar adds: "Each candidate has the perfect combination of dedication to public service, pragmatism, and tenacity that Montgomery deserves from its leaders. They will bring a fresh perspective on how to better fulfill the government’s obligations and duties to its citizenry. Under new leadership, this group of dedicated Republicans is ready to move forward toward the crucial 2023 election cycle to win back our two seats."


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