Linden councilman may be holding office illegally

LINDEN - Linden Councilman Gene Davis is voting on critical budget issues, but apparently no longer lives in town, which is not allowed under state election laws.

Davis sold his Linden home in October and bought a home in Jackson, more than an hour away. The New Jersey attorney general's office confirms "An individual who moves out of a municipality in which he/she serves as an elected local government member forfeits the office."

Linden firefighters were furious at Kane in Your Corner's findings since Davis spearheaded a plan to lay off firefighters to balance the budget.

Davis told Kane in Your Corner he still lives in Linden, then cut off the interview, claiming he had a shoulder injury. But when Kane in Your Corner showed up at the gated Jackson neighborhood where Davis now lives, a security guard confirmed he lived there and even called Davis' home. The guard said Davis instructed her not to allow Kane in Your Corner on the property.

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