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Local Primary Races Paint Picture Of November Ballot

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Incumbent Democratic Freeholder Carol Barrett
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Incumbent Democratic Freeholder Charles Tomaro
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GOP Freeholder Candidate John O'Sullivan
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GOP Freeholder Candidate Avi Duvdevani
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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – With no primary challenges for either party on the local ballot for Tuesday, June 7, voters have a clear picture of November’s general elections when long-time Democratic incumbents will face a Republican slate of relative newcomers for state and county seats.

There are no municipal races in the city this year.

The slate of Democrats include state Senator Bob Smith, and Assemblymen Joseph Egan and Upendra Chivukula, all seeking reelection in District 17, which along with New Brunswick includes Highland Park, Milltown, North Brunswick and Piscataway, all in Middlesex County, and Franklin Township, Somerset County.

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The Senate and Assembly seats are two-year terms.

Seeking reelection to the Middlesex County Board of Freeholders are incumbents Carol Barrett and Charles Tomaro. Each is seeking their first full three-year term.

The Republican challengers in November will be Jordan Rickards of North Brunswick for state Senate, and for state Assembly Carlo DiLalla of North Brunswick and Robert S. Mettler of Franklin Township.

Seeking election to the freeholder board on the GOP side are John O’Sullivan of South Brunswick and Avi Dudevani of South Amboy.

Rickards, an attorney, is a former Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor who made an unsuccessful bid for a freeholder seat in 2010.

DiLalla made an unsuccessful bid for a seat on the North Brunswick school board in 2008. Mettler served two decades on the Franklin Township Council, including stints as mayor.

O’Sullivan, a semi-retired security professional, is the lone Republican on the South Brunswick Township Committee serving his first term, and Dudevani, a retired IT executive for New York City government, is a former member of Community Board 3 in Staten Island.    

On the Democratic side, Smith, former mayor of Piscataway, served in the state Assembly from 1986 to 2001, and in the state Senate since 2002.

Egan, who served three decades on the New Brunswick City Council, has served in the state Assembly since 2002. Chivukula, a former Franklin Township mayor and councilman, has been an Assemblyman since 2002.

Barrett is a former South Brunswick councilwoman and deputy mayor who was first appointed to the freeholder board in early 2009 to fill the seat left vacant by the death of longtime Freeholder Director David B. Crabiel. She was subsequently elected to complete the term.  

Tomaro, a former Edison Township Councilman, was appointed in January to complete the freeholder term of now Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred Scott.

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