Timothy Dougherty

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Timothy P. Dougherty
Mayor of Morristown, New Jersey
Assumed office
January 1, 2010
Preceded byDonald Cresitello
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Mary Dougherty
ChildrenRyan Dougherty

Timothy P. Dougherty is the Mayor of Morristown, New Jersey.


He was sworn into his first mayoral term of office on January 1, 2010. He won the mayoral race with 65% of the vote, defeating Republican candidate and local businessman James Gervasio.[1] Dougherty's election involved eschewing negative campaigning and building a diverse coalition of voters.[2] In June 2009, Dougherty defeated the incumbent mayor in the Democratic Primary, thus winning his place on the mayoral ticket.[3] Dougherty was re-elected for his second term as mayor on January 1, 2014.

Prior to being elected mayor, Dougherty served as a Morristown Councilman and as Chairman of the Morristown Zoning Board of Adjustment.[4] He has also served on the Board of the Southeast Morris County Municipal Utility Authority.[5]

Dougherty's priorities include restoring trust in Morristown's government by allowing greater transparency and resident participation. He is a proponent of "Smart Growth" in new development: balancing the character of a given neighborhood with a project's impact on the environment. He also advocates the development of a comprehensive traffic safety plan that includes traffic calming measures to address speeding and aggressive driving.[6]

In his Inauguration Speech on January 1, 2010, Dougherty acknowledged the challenges he faced, caused by a fiscal crisis brought on by decreasing revenues and increasing costs.[7]

Dougherty works as a chief engineer at the Prudential Center in Newark. He lives in Morristown with his wife, Mary, and son, Ryan.[8]


  1. "Morris County Clerk, November 2009 Official Election Results" Archived 2011-11-15 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Pizarro, Max,"In the belly of GOP beast, Dougherty defines his turf with convincing Morristown win", PolitickerNJ.com, November 5, 2009
  3. Ackerman, Peggy,"Mayor Cresitello loses Democratic primary in Morristown" The Star-Ledger, June 02, 2009
  4. Hassan , Minhaj,"Dougherty to Run for Mayor", Daily Record (Morristown), Feb 18, 2009
  5. /http://www.timdoughertyformayor.com
  6. /http://www.timdoughertyformayor.com
  7. Schneider, Tehani, ""Dougherty sworn in as Morristown mayor", Daily Record (Morristown), January 02, 2010
  8. Hassan , Minhaj,"Dougherty to Run for Mayor", Daily Record (Morristown), Feb 18, 2009

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