Democratic council member wins mayoral seat in Milltown

Trina Jensen Mehr

MILLTOWN – Of the two council members vying for the four-year mayoral seat up for grabs in Milltown on Nov. 5, Democrat Trina Jensen Mehr was chosen by residents to be the borough’s next mayor.

Mehr, who has served on the Borough Council since 2017, recorded 1,196 votes/58%. She faced Republican Richard Revolinsky, who will complete his first council term at the end of the year, received 878 votes/42%.

Long-time Democrat Mayor Eric Steeber did not seek re-election.

“I was thrilled to be elected mayor of Milltown,” Mehr said. “I was especially pleased that our whole team won this year. Phil Zambrana and Anna Neubauer will be great additions to the Borough Council. I am humbled and grateful for the support before and after the election. I’ve listened to residents’ concerns while serving on council and during the campaign. I look forward to working with the council and the staff at Borough Hall to address many of the concerns.”

Mehr, 58, who was born and raised in Milltown and moved back to her hometown 21 years ago, said she ran for mayor because she loves Milltown and “it was a great place to grow up and to raise a family.”

Mehr said as mayor she will provide leadership to the town to bring back fiscal responsibility, accountability and transparency. She will also concentrate on forming a long range strategic plan and a capital plan to allocate resources to improve the borough’s aging infrastructure.

Election results from Nov. 5 are according to the Middlesex County Board of Elections and are unofficial until certified.