BY CALEB ALEXANDER
Andrew Weh is preparing himself for his new role as Mayor of Trenton. He is succeeding Kyle Jones who was Mayor for two terms, from 2013 through this year. Jones will be chairing his last City Council meeting in Trenton on Monday April 26 then Weh takes over on May 1.
Weh was appointed to fill a vacancy on the City Council in May of 2017 then was elected for a four-year term in 2019. Because he is moving into the mayor’s position, it leaves a vacancy for Ward Two Alderman on the City Council and someone will have to be appointed to fill it. It would be for serving as Ward Two Alderman until April 30, 2023.
“I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to the voters of Trenton for electing me as your new Mayor. I am honored and humbled that you have placed your trust in me,” Weh said in a statement after the election.
“It has been my distinct pleasure to meet with so many great people over the past 9 months of my campaign. With your trust, I will work tirelessly on your behalf to help address the challenges and to secure lasting and meaningful enhancements to your quality of life.”
“Not only am I thankful for your support, but also for all the candidates who offer to serve their communities and seek solutions for public concerns. It is not easy to put oneself out there in such a public forum, so I commend those who display the initiative to do so. Again, I thank you for the opportunity to serve as your next Mayor of Trenton.”