Former Summit Mayor Ellen Dickson Endorses Delia Hamlet in Summit Ward 1

November 3, 2022

TAPinto Summit

By Ellen Dickson

‘Delia is a smart, hardworking and independent thinker.’

SUMMIT, NJ – Former Summit Mayor Ellen Dickson, who served from 2011 to 2015, has endorsed Delia Hamlet for Summit Ward 1 Common Council. Dickinson became mayor after succeeding former Mayor Jordan Glatt. Ellen served for two terms on Summit’s City Council and was then elected as Summit’s Mayor in November 2011. 

Dickson completed her term as Mayor of Summit at the end of 2015. In her 20 years as a community leader in Summit she was president of the PTO at Lincoln Hubbard and Summit High School, served as a member of the Board of School Estimate, spent five years on the Zoning Board, and served as Council President in 2009. Previously she served as Chair of the Safety committee, as well as the Finance and Building & Grounds committees. 

Mayor Dickson announced her endorsement of Hamlet saying, “Delia Hamlet, a write-in candidate for council in Ward 1 has been attending the meetings, asking the tough questions and listening to the citizens. It is time for a new voice on Council to work with a task force toward a Summit consensus before taking a decisive action. The Broad Street West project will change Summit forever. Council has the authority to approve it but are they listening to the vision of Summit residents for the future of their City? In these divisive times Summit needs a future all can look forward to. Delia is a smart, hardworking and independent thinker. Please add a new voice to the dais. A voice that helps shape an even better Summit. Vote Delia!”

Hamlet graciously accepted the endorsement, saying, “It’s an incredible honor to be endorsed by such a distinguished community leader in Summit. I’m looking forward to working with the Common Council to create common sense solutions to issues such as the Broad Street West Redevelopment, safety in town and keeping Summit fiscally responsible.”

Delia was a write-in candidate for Summit Ward 1 Common Council. She is an active community advocate and a proud mom of three children, who all attend Summit Public Schools. Early voting is now underway, and election day is Tuesday, November 8.