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Gubernatorial Candidate Ciattarelli Gets a Win at the Union County Republican Convention

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Jack Ciattarelli Credits: Chip Dickson
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Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno Credits: Chip Dickson
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Freeholder Candidate Lijoi and Senator Tom Kean Credits: Chip Dickson
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Assemblyman Jon Bramnick Credits: Chip Dickson
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Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz Credits: Chip Dickson
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Freeholder candidate Pat Quattrochi Credits: Chip Dickson
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Union County Republican Chair Glen Mortimer and Springfield GOP District Leader Bill Ruocco Credits: Chip Dickson
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Counting the ballots Credits: Chip Dickson
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Part of the convention Credits: Chip Dickson
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Union, NJ - Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli won the endorsement of the Union County GDP for governor at the Union County Republican Convention.  He received 113 votes to Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno's 92 votes.  Both candidates arrived before “gavel down” and did their best to meet as many of the voters as possible.  No other gubernatorial candidate’s name was put in nomination.  All candidates for other positions received their nomination by acclimation.

These conventions are annual events for both parties and a critical part of the democratic process.  The people participating help determine the party’s candidate for governor and who also gets the line (first line on a ballot) for the state senate and assembly races as well as the county race for sheriff, state committee woman and man, and three freeholder candidates. Next year, the convention will focus on races for the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives.  There will also be up to three candidates running for freeholder.  This convention was held in the Stem building at Kean University. 

Other Nominees Include

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Incumbent Tom Kean for District 21 Senate

Incumbent Jon Bramnick for District 21 Assembly

Incumbent Nancy Munoz for District 21 Assembly

Union County Sheriff challenger Marc Krauss of Springfield

Union Freeholder Candidates are Pat Quattrocchi of Garwood, Peter Lijoi of Summit and Mark Martin of Westfield

Krauss said, “I served our country in the military for 21 years and as an elected official on the Springfield Township Committee.  Now it is my desire to  continue serving as sheriff for all the people of Union County."

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