WEST CAPE MAY — Broadway resident Carol Sabo has been picked to fill the unexpired Borough Commission seat left open when Ramsey Geyer moved to Florida.
Sabo, 49, was chosen by Mayor Pam Kaithern and Deputy Mayor Peter Burke to finish the term. She will have several months of on-the-job training before deciding whether to run for a full four-year term in the November election.
“I’m trying the job on for size to see if it’s something I want to commit to for another term. The challenge is pretty exciting, and I’m not feeling overwhelmed by it,” Sabo said.
A resident here for 25 years, Sabo has served the borough as deputy director of Emergency Management, a job she is vacating with acceptance of the commission seat, but has never run for elective office. Sabo has already taken a class for newly elected government officials put on by the New Jersey State League of Municipalities.
While she learns more about municipal government, Sabo said, her job as a social worker at the Cape May County Special Service School District will help her out in the political world.
“My skill set is in diplomacy and problem solving. That’s what I do in my day job. I help people find middle ground,” Sabo said.
Sabo said she has been active with union activities first when she worked as a state social worker and now at the school.
Kaithern said two other candidates were interviewed before Sabo was chosen.
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