Linden fills vacancy on City Council

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 10, 2006

A familiar face is returning to the Linden City Council.

At their Tuesday meeting, the council voted to appoint William Curry, a former three-term councilman for District 1, to fill out the term of the late Howard Walters.

Curry, who is 63, said he was proud the council asked him to serve.

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“It am excited,” Curry said. “It is always good when people think enough of you to ask you to serve on the council.”

Along with his three previous terms on the council, Curry has two terms on the city of Linden’s school board. Curry said he has always tried to do whatever he could to move his city forward.

“I have always been civic minded,” Curry said. “I hope that I can continue to be of some help.”

Curry was last on the council in 2000.

Linden has always been a huge part of Curry’s life. Most of his life, with the exception of a three-year stint in the military, has been spent in the district he again serves.

Curry and his wife of 41 years, Geraldine, had three children William E., Frankie R. Smith and Jaleel who also called Linden their hometown.

Curry said he is looking forward to serving his neighbors once again.