Mayor Bruce Sisler was installed as Mayor of Morris Township after a vote of
the Morris Township Committee at their reorganization committee on Wednesday.
Sisler can’t get enough of politics as his day job is serving as the Chief of Staff for Assemblyman Anthony Bucco. After a quick nomination by Scott Rosenbush the vote for mayor took place.
But the vote was not unanimous.
When roll was called, rather than vote yes or no committeeman Jeffrey Grayzel, the lone democrat on the township committee, said that he believed Sisler has the attributes to be a great mayor and in his heart would put the Morris Township first, but Sisler’s job as chief of staff with Assemblyman Bucco could impact his appearance of independence.
“Not saying that it would, but Mr. Sisler's employment by a 25th District Assemblyman creates the appearance that there might be times that his employment would interfere with his independence as Mayor of Morris Township,” Grayzel said before voting no.
The rest of the committee ended up voting yes with outgoing mayor Peter Mancuso adding a comment of his own.
“I couldn’t disagree with you more,” Mancuso said. “I have the greatest faith in Mr. Sisler and I vote yes.”
The unanimous vote that followed saw committeeman Daniel Caffrey installed as deputy mayor. When not serving in Morris Township, Caffrey is an AVP Financial Solutions Advisor for Merrill Lynch.
Sisler was sworn in by Bucco (whose comments are in the video attached to this post) and he thanked the majority of the committee for their support.
“It is a great honor and I am truly humbled by your confidence in me,” Sisler said.