Montclair Election 2024
Renee Baskerville

Meet Renee Baskerville Running for Mayor of Montclair 2024

Join us as we explore Renee Baskerville’s reasons for seeking the mayoral position.

Dr. Baskerville shares her deep connection to New Jersey, her background as a pediatrician, and her extensive experience serving on the council. She discusses her accomplishments, including authoring the Rent Control Ordinance and advocating for infrastructure improvements. Dr. Baskerville emphasizes the importance of civility, communication, and inclusivity in local government, highlighting her commitment to creating a welcoming and diverse community in Montclair. Tune in to learn more about Dr. Baskerville’s vision for the township and her plans for the future if elected as mayor.

Dr. Renee Baskerville Website


  • [00:03:35] Pediatric knowledge and experience in schools.
  • [00:06:32] Community involvement in local government.
  • [00:11:45] Negative Impact of National Politics.
  • [00:14:47] Affordable Housing Initiatives.
  • [00:18:44] Community communication guidelines.
  • [00:21:53] Bringing affordable supermarket options.
  • [00:26:32] Leadership and inclusivity.
  • [00:28:05] Diversity and vitality in Montclair.



In this blog post, we delve into a podcast episode featuring Dr. Renee Baskerville, a candidate running for mayor of Montclair, New Jersey. The podcast provides insights into Dr. Baskerville’s background, her connection to New Jersey, her accomplishments, and her vision for the community.

Early Life and Career

Dr. Baskerville, a fourth-generation Montclair resident, shares her upbringing in the town and her dedication to serving the community. She highlights her career as a pediatrician and educator, emphasizing the importance of accessible healthcare and quality education for all residents.

Involvement in Local Government

Having served as a council member for the fourth ward for 12 years, Dr. Baskerville discusses her journey into local government and the impact she has made in areas such as housing, traffic safety, and community engagement. She emphasizes the need for civility and collaboration in decision-making processes.

Accomplishments and Future Plans

Dr. Baskerville reflects on her achievements, including authoring the Rent Control Ordinance, advocating for safer streets, and promoting diversity in civic commissions. She outlines her plans if elected as mayor, focusing on improving communication, addressing infrastructure issues like flooding, and advocating for a grocery store in Lackawanna Plaza.

Vision for Montclair

Expressing her love for Montclair’s diversity and vitality, Dr. Baskerville envisions a community where all residents feel welcomed and valued. She emphasizes the importance of integrity, inclusivity, and respect for all backgrounds and identities.


Dr. Renee Baskerville’s podcast interview provides a glimpse into her character, values, and dedication to serving the people of Montclair. Her commitment to fostering a harmonious and thriving community shines through her words and actions, making her a compelling candidate for the mayoral position. Montclair residents are encouraged to learn more about Dr. Baskerville’s platform and consider her vision for the town’s future.

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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