EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin today announced that she will seek the Democratic nomination for Middlesex County Clerk. She will be on the ballot in November 2020. The position is also open for representation by the Republican Party.
County Clerk position is a full-time position in which the clerk works out of an office in New Brunswick. The position of Assemblywoman/man is a part-time position requiring time spent in the New Jersey Legislature in Trenton, in the district communities, and in an office currently in Edison.
“It has been my great honor to represent the 18th Legislative District in the General Assembly, and I am thrilled that I will have the opportunity to represent all of Middlesex County as its next County Clerk,” said Pinkin. “I will be reaching out to the county committee and municipal leaders throughout the county in the coming weeks."
"Middlesex County has been my home and the place where my husband and I raised our family. I am humbled by the opportunity to serve all of our residents and I believe strongly that my experience as both a local elected official and a state legislature has prepared me for this role."
If elected, she will need to resign from her seat, which means the Middlesex County Democrats in LD 18 will have a special convention to a) fill her seat through the end of her term; and b) to select a candidate who will get the party line for the November 2021 election. There will be no special election for this position.
Pinkin, a former East Brunswick Councilwoman, has represented the 18th Legislative District in the General Assembly since 2014. She is running to succeed Elaine Flynn, who has served as the Middlesex County Clerk for the past 25 years. During Flynn’s tenure, Middlesex County became a state leader in providing greater access to vote-by-mail for all residents, free of cost.