NORTH BRUNSWICK – The Township Council has welcomed its newest member.
Councilman Rajesh Mehta was sworn in Monday to fill the unexpired term of Claribel Cortes, who was sworn in as Middlesex County surrogate last month.
Mehta was sworn in at his home by Mayor Francis M. Womack III.
He thanked the mayor, council and Democratic party for choosing him.
“I am very happy and honored to serve on the North Brunswick council,” Mehta said.
He said he is very excited to work with an “excellent mayor and excellent council.”
He said he has been living in the township since 1999 and knows that the mayor and council have been doing a good job for residents.
“This town is one of the best towns in the county,” he said.
Mehta said he will do whatever he can to help fellow residents.
Cortes stepped down from the Township Council, where she was the first Latina to hold a seat, prior to becoming surrogate. She joined the Township Council in April of last year, replacing Robert Corbin, who died. The term on the council expires on Dec. 31, 2023.
Mehta is a member of the township’s Municipal Alliance and Heritage Day committees. He also is the community health ambassador for the Middlesex County Family Success Center. He previously served on the township’s Traffic Safety and Human Relations committees.
Mehta retired as a manager with the U.S. Postal Service in September 2017. He currently is an avid volunteer and delivers Meals on Wheels in the township.
He is married to his wife, Shashi, and has two daughters and five grandchildren.
He will run in the June primary, and if successful, plans to run in November.