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Hudak Starts His Third Term as Union County Freeholder

Honorable John Hudak, administers Oath of Office to son, Freeholder Hudak before he kisses wife. Credits: DMCLEMENTS
Freeholder Hudak thanks family and friends and promises to stick to the short list on piece of paper. Credits: DMCLEMENTS
Linden School Board Member Elect Ahmed Shehata stands and watches as fellow Linden resident, Freeholder Christopher Hudak is sworn in. Credits: DMCLEMENTS
Seated, Freeholder Christopher Hudak Credits: DMCLEMENTS
Family and Friends saluting the American flag Credits: DMCLEMENTS
Governor Elect Phil Murphy, Senator Elect Joe Cryan, Senator Nick Scuturi. Credits: DMCLEMENTS
Senator Menendez speaks to the audience and Freeholders Credits: DMCLEMENTS
Sheriff Corvelli thanks family, friends and co-workers for supporting him during the campaign. Credits: DMCLEMENTS
Sheriff Corvelli being sworn in. Credits: Union County Freeholder
First term Freeholder Angela Garretson, former Mayor of Hillside is being sworn in by Governor Elect Phil Murphy. Credits: Union County Freeholder
Freeholder Estrada taking the Oath of Office. Credits: Union County Freeholder
Chairman Sergio Granados taking the Oath of Office. Credits: Union County Freeholder
Vice Chair Bette Jane Kowalski Credits: Union County Freeholder

LINDEN, NJ - The Union County Freeholders held their swearing-in and reorganization meeting Sunday at the Union County Courthouse located at 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth in Judge Cassidy's Chambers.

Linden resident, Freeholder Christopher Hudak, was sworn in to his third term. "I enjoyed campaigning with Freeholder Garretson and Sheriff Corvelli.  It is a privilege to work with them and take this special oath." 

Hudak said he is excited about the new year as a freeholder and initiating a STEM program for young girls in the elementary and middle schools. This program will introduce them to careers with a focus on Science and Math that is currently unrepresented by girls.

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Freeholder Sergio Granados was selected as Chairman of the Board and announced a series of initiatives for 2018, entitled “Moving Union County Forward,” assisting families, youth, seniors, Veterans, those with special needs, and embracing progressive and inclusive ideals.

Included in these initiatives are the state’s first-ever Office of LGTBQ, Office for People with Special Needs, and the Level the Playing Field grant program---yet another example of a “first”---as Union County will become the first County in the state, and perhaps nation—to have every municipality create an inclusive playground.

Sheriff Peter Corvelli, of Kenilworth, was sworn into his first term, and Freeholder Angela Garretson, of Hillside, was sworn into her first term. Freeholders also voted to fill numerous positions on County advisory boards and to adopt the Board’s 2018 schedule and procedural rules.


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