|Committeeman, Lakewood Township Committee|
|Assumed office |
January 1, 2004
|Mayor of Lakewood Township, New Jersey|
January 1, 2006 – December 31, 2006
|Preceded by||Charles Cunliffe|
|Succeeded by||Raymond Coles|
|Deputy Mayor of Lakewood Township, New Jersey|
January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2008
January 1, 2004 – December 31, 2005
|Born||December 1970 (age 51)|
|Political party||Democratic Party|
Meir Lichtenstein was the Mayor of Lakewood Township, New Jersey, a community of close to 100,000 residents in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, in 2006. Lichtenstein was selected by his fellow members of the Lakewood Township Committee to serve as Mayor at the Township's January 1, 2006 reorganization meeting.
In an interview with the Tri-Town News, Lichtenstein indicated that as Mayor he would seek to strike a "balance in addressing the concerns of merchants, customers and visitors to the downtown area while also ensuring the rights of Lakewood’s day laborer work force", some of whom he said were mistreated or not paid for the work they performed.
A front-page article in The Forward profiled Mayor Lichtenstein as the only Haredi mayor in the U.S. of a municipality with a significant non-Jewish population.
Lichtenstein now serves as a regular member of the Lakewood Township Committee, together with Mayor Ray Coles(D, 2017), Deputy Mayor Albert Ackerman (R, 2016), Menashe Miller (R), and Mike D'Elia (R, 2017).
|Independent||Lynn M. Celli||2,998||8.29|
|Republican||Michael B. Berman||6,736||14.09|
|Republican||Michael B. Berman||2,435||14.23|
- Lichtenstein selected as Lakewood mayor for ’06 Archived 2007-03-12 at the Wayback Machine Tri-Town News, January 5, 2006
- Ultra-Orthodox Mayor Is a First For a Heavily Non-Jewish Town<<Irrelevant reference>>, The Forward, November 21, 2003. Accessed February 10, 2011.
-  TheLakewoodScoop.com, Accessed November 22, 2012.
-  Lakewood Township. Accessed January 3, 2013.
- "2003 general elections official results" (PDF). November 4, 2003. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
- "2006 general elections official results" (PDF). November 7, 2003. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
- "2009 general elections official results" (PDF). November 3, 2009. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
- "2012 general elections official results" (PDF). November 6, 2012. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
- "2015 general elections official results". November 3, 2015. Retrieved November 21, 2015.
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