Contributed by Amara Willey.
If you live in Hunterdon County and you’re thinking of skipping this election, think again. There’s a hotly contested race for sheriff that needs our attention. Tell your friends and neighbors to get out there and vote.
The incumbent sheriff, Fred Brown, was recently the only New Jersey sheriff to go to the White House in support of President Donald Trump’s lobbying efforts to pass legislation increasing border security. He joined almost 50 other sheriffs in this endeavor. Dominick Puzio, who joined us recently at an ILNH meeting, is vying for his seat, has a common-sense platform addressing drug addiction and supporting local police efforts in all communities, regardless of sexual orientation, race, creed, color or religion.
In New Jersey, the other key races are for Assembly and Freeholder. In LD16, Andrew Zwicker and Roy Freiman are looking to hold their NJ Assembly seats against their Republican challengers. LD15 incumbents Verlina Reynolds-Jackson and Anthony Verrelli may have a bit easier time, but never, ever take anything for granted and be sure to get out and vote. In Hunterdon County politics, Cullen McAuliffe takes another run to secure a Democratic seat on the Board of Chosen Freeholders.
In Pennsylvania, the races are for judges, who are elected officials. Charissa Liller, Jessica VanderKam and Jordan Yaeger have secured the Democratic Committee endorsement for the bench in the Court of Common Pleas.