PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield City Clerk Abubakar Jalloh released the list of City Council candidates who have filed petitions for nominations in the Primary Election on Monday. Residents will vote on June 2 to fill two council petitions with a four-year term.

Winners will appear on the November 3 ballot, along with any Independents who file on Primary Day.

Council President Steve Hockaday currently represents the Fourth Ward, and is seeking the City Wide At-Large seat, while Charles McRae seeks another term to serve the Third Ward.

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Councilman At-Large, City Wide (4-year term)

  • Steve G. Hockaday — Regular Democratic Organization of Union County
  • David M. Rutherford — Not Me. Us.
  • Robert K. Graham — Leadership Through Listening

Councilperson, Third Ward (4-year term)

  • Charles McRae — Regular Democratic Organization of Union County
  • Emily E. Morgan — Not Me. Us.


CORRECTION: A previous version of this story indicated Steve Hockaday is currently the Councilman At-Large.  This position is currently held by Elton Armady. is Plainfield's free online daily newspaper for Plainfield, NJ news. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook, Twitter @PlainfieldTAP, and on Instagram @tapintoplainfield for all of your Plainfield local news.

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