Lee Albright, the chairwoman of the borough Historic Preservation Commission and president of the Historical Society of Haddonfield, announced her candidacy Monday for one of three available seats on the Haddonfield Board of Commissioners.
Albright fired off an email message to supporters on Monday announcing a campaign kickoff Sunday at her home. She said the meeting agenda will include an overview of her background, presentation of her platform and will solicit feedback about critical issues to Haddonfield residents.
Albright confirmed her candidacy during a brief phone conversation Monday evening, but declined to comment further. Her email asked supporters to email others to encourage support and for addresses to provide a bow to be hung on the front door to signal support.
Albright is the third candidate to announce a run for the Board of Commissioners. Others include incumbent Commissioner Jeff Kasko and Neal Rochford, a former commissioner.
The announcement last month from Commissioner Letitia "Tish" Colombi that she will not seek an eighth, four-year term has thrown the race wide open. Colombi, who was elected mayor for the past 12 years in an election among the three commissioners, is the only woman to ever be elected to the board.
A third incumbent, Commissioner Ed Borden, has not announced if he will seek a third term in the May 14 election. Candidates must submit a petition to run by March 15.
The three commissioners are the highest elected borough officials.