Montclair Election 2024
Carmel Loughman

2024 Montclair Councilor At Large Candidate

Tune in to meet Carmel Loughman a candidate running for Council At Large of Montclair, New Jersey on May 14, 2024. Join us as we explore her reasons for seeking the position.

Carmel Loughman shares her journey from England to Montclair, her career in risk management, and her experience on the planning board. She discusses her reasons for running for council at large, emphasizing the need for better communication, efficient council meetings, and addressing key issues like affordable housing and infrastructure improvements. Carmel’s candid and insightful responses provide a glimpse into her vision for a more effective and transparent government in Montclair.

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In this interview, we delve into the insightful podcast episode featuring Carmel Loughman, a candidate running for Councilor At Large in Montclair. The episode provides a glimpse into Caremel’s background, her connection to New Jersey, her experiences, and her vision for the future of Montclair.

Background and Connection to New Jersey

Carmel Loughman was born in London, England, in a town that is the sister town of Montclair. Her parents immigrated to England from Ireland, and eventually, they decided to move to America, settling in Hoboken and Jersey City. Carmel’s upbringing in Jersey City and her unique journey through education and career have shaped her deep connection to New Jersey.

Career and Civic Engagement

Carmel’s career spanned various industries, including risk management at companies like Prudential, Ingersoll Rand, and L’Oreal. After retiring, she became actively involved in civic life, serving on the planning board and participating in organizations like the League of Women Voters. Her passion for hiking also led her to embark on a memorable journey hiking across New Jersey.

Running for Councilor at Large

Despite a previous unsuccessful run in 2020, Carmel Loughman decided to run for Councilor At Large again in 2024. Her decision was influenced by a desire to bring change and improve the functioning of the local government. Carmel emphasizes the importance of effective communication, efficient council meetings, and addressing critical issues like the town’s budget and infrastructure.

Vision for Montclair

Carmel’s platform focuses on good governance, transparency, and addressing key issues such as affordable housing, senior issues, and rent control. She advocates for a comprehensive approach to affordable housing, including the appointment of a housing czar to oversee related initiatives. Carmel also highlights the need for strategic development across Montclair, not just concentrated in specific areas.

Embracing New Jersey

Carmel appreciates the natural beauty of New Jersey, from its mountains and forests to its lakes. As a risk manager, she values the state’s safety and stability, noting the absence of major natural disasters like earthquakes or wildfires.


Carmel Loughman’s journey and vision for Montclair reflect her commitment to serving the community and bringing positive change to local governance. Her candid approach and focus on key issues make her a compelling candidate for Councilor At Large in Montclair’s upcoming election. We wish Carmel the best of luck in her campaign and look forward to seeing the impact she can make in the community.

About Election Interviews

Lost in Jersey Podcast hosted Election 2024 Interviews in collaboration with Montclair Local News. We have no affiliations with any political party and do not endorse candidates. The goal of the interviews is to provide constituents with an opportunity to get acquainted with the candidates in podcast format. The election is scheduled for May 14, 2024.

You can learn more about the election, issues, and candidates at Montclair Local New – Election 2024

Listen to All Montclair Election 2024 Candidates on All Ballots

Renee Baskerville
Chrissy Thomas
Robert J. Russo
Carmel Loughman
Susan Shin Andersen

Pick one (Mayor) and two for (Council At Large)
  • Susan Shin Andersen (Council At Large) 23%, 36 votes
    36 votes 23%
    36 votes - 23% of all votes
  • Renee Baskerville (Mayor) 22%, 34 votes
    34 votes 22%
    34 votes - 22% of all votes
  • Bob Russo (Council At Large) 19%, 30 votes
    30 votes 19%
    30 votes - 19% of all votes
  • Chrissy Thomas (Mayor) 19%, 29 votes
    29 votes 19%
    29 votes - 19% of all votes
  • Carmel Loughman (Council At Large) 17%, 27 votes
    27 votes 17%
    27 votes - 17% of all votes
Total Votes: 156
Voters: 156
May 15, 2024 - May 14, 2024
Voting is closed

Poll Start Date May 13th. End Time May 14th 12PM

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