MORRISTOWN, NJ - The unofficial results of the 2019 Democrat and Republican primary election have been announced. Morris County Freeholder Heather Darling, a Roxbury lawyer, on Tuesday narrowly defeated state Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll for the Republican nomination to run for county surrogate.
She will face-off against Democrat Michael Thompson in November.
Another Roxbury woman, Morris County Freeholder Kathy DeFillippo, also emerged a winner after votes were counted in the primary.
DeFillippo is the wife of Roxbury Mayor Bob DeFillippo. She and fellow incumbent GOP freeholders Douglas Cabana and Thomas Mastrangelo rebuffed challenges by Donald Dinsmore, William Felegi and Catherine Winterfield in the primary.
Cara Parmigiani, Cary Amaro and David Timpanaro will be the Democrats challenging DeFillippo, Cabana and Mastrangelo in November. The Democrats ran unopposed.
Republican State Assemblyman Anthony Bucco, (R-25th Dist.), a Boonton resident who serves as Roxbury’s township counsel, won his primary bid. The other GOP nomination went to Brian Bergen.
Bucco and Bergen will face two Democratic women in November: Lisa Bhimani and Darcy Draeger, both of whom ran unopposed in the primary.
At the local level, Oliver M. Starnes II (D-Ward 1) had 131 votes. Ward 2 saw Democrat Tawanna Cotten emerge victorious over Democrat Hiliari Davis after receiving 52.69% of the votes. In Ward 3, Stefan Armington received 76.61% of the votes and Sandi Mayer received 98.89% of the votes in Ward 4