Raitzik, who has served as Chairman on the Lakewood Shade Tree Commission, the Lakewood Planning Board, Municipal Alliance board, and the Lakewood Board of Education, was originally a republican but switched parties in April of 2011 to become a democrat.
During that time, he ran as running mate to Ray Coles several times.
As a republican, Raitzik is seeking a Lakewood Township Committee run with Mike D’Elia.
Also running during the Primaries, will be longtime Committeeman and current Mayor Ray Coles.
The Primaries take place in June.