Woodbridge Council President Switches Parties

WOODBRIDGE—Township Council President Robert Luban announced Tuesday, March 3, that he has changed his party affiliation to Republican.

“There are major disagreements concerning political philosophy between myself and the Woodbridge Democratic Party leadership,” the former Democrat said. Luban added that in the current economic environment, his beliefs are more in line with Republican philosophy.

“People are feeling economic pain from job loss and fear of the economy in general we should be looking to reduce as much debt as possible now not later,” Luban said.

Earlier this year, Luban proposed that the council’s benefits package be phased out as council members either retired or were replaced. However, his proposal failed to win consensus among the council members.

Woodbridge Republican Municipal Chairman John Vrtaric said there had been talks about Luban returning to the party for over a year. The 24-year council veteran was originally elected as a Republican but switched parties during his third term. “We are pleased to welcome him back,” Vrtaric said.

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