Somers Point Council President Sean McGuigan said Friday morning on the “Hurley in the Morning” radio show that he would not seek to remain as the council president at the city’s reorganization meeting Friday night.

McGuigan said he would likely run for reelection in November, but would instead nominate Councilwoman Maureen Kern to be council president at tonight’s meeting.

“I have my full confidence that she will be able to take care of the duties to move the city forward,” McGuigan told host Harry Hurley.

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Somers Point has a mayor-council form of government with seven council members who can select a council president each year to preside over meetings.

McGuigan, a Republican, first became president when Republicans took control of the governing body in 2010. Kern is also Republican.

“I’m not going anywhere,” McGuigan said. “I’m just moving my seat down on the dais there.”

McGuigan said he would have to consult with his wife before deciding to run for his third term on the governing body, but he told Hurley he should bet on it.

Tonight's reorganization meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. in Somers Point City Hall on West New Jersey Avenue.


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