FLEMINGTON, NJ – The two candidates seeking election to County Sheriff on Nov. 5 will face off in a debate tomorrow at the Stangl Factory here.

Democratic candidate for Sheriff Dominick Puzio and Republican Sheriff Fred Brown will meet in the first such debate in more than a decade, organizers said.

The debate will be moderated by the Somerset/Hunterdon League of Women Voters. Admission is free and is open to all. 

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The event will be held from 7 to 8 p.m.

Fred Brown was elected  Hunterdon County Sheriff in 2010 and is seeking his fourth term in office. Prior to becoming Sheriff, Brown worked for 31 years with the Raritan Township Police Department. He began his career as a Patrolman and worked his way up to becoming Chief of Police, a position he held for seven years. Brown has also served on the Raritan Township Planning Board and was previously the Emergency Management Coordinator for Raritan Township. 

Dominick Puzio has been in law enforcement for more than 18 years. He is currently a Detective where his role as an Investigator for the State of New Jersey is ranked at the highest level of law enforcement. Prior to that, Puzio was an instructor for various agencies with the State Police Academy where he taught programs for active shooter, criminal law, state and local anti-terrorism, arrest/search and seizure and physical and defensive training. This is Puzio's first time running for Sheriff.

Stangl Factory is located at 50 Stangl Rd in Flemington.