MORRISTOWN, NJ - Roxbury lawyer Heather Darling is now a Morris County freeholder.

The Republican, whose office is in Succasunna, was sworn-in to a 3-year term at the start of the board's Jan. 5 reorganization session. Darling won election to the post in November. She replaces former Morris County Freeholder Hank Lyon, of Montville, who did not seek re-election.

Darling won the GOP nomination for the freeholder seat by narrowly beating three other GOP candidates: Dave Scapicchio, Nicholas Platt and Mike Crispi. She then beat Democrat challenger Rozella Clyde in the general election.

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At the reorganization, Morris County Freeholder Doug Cabana was chosen to be the baord's director and Morris County Freeholder Christine Myers was named deputy director. The Rev. John Theodosion, presiding priest of St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church in Randolph, gave the invocation while the Morris County Law Enforcement and Boonton Township Fire Department color guards also participated in the event. 

Many county and statewide officials were in attendance including U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen; U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance, Morris County Sheriff Jim Gannon, State Sen. Tony Bucco, state Assemblyman Anthony Bucco, newly elected state Sen. Kristin Corrado and her running mate state Assemblyman-elect Chris DePhillips. Also there was Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi, Morris County Republican Club Finance Chairman Ron DeFilippis and former Morris County Young Republican Club Chairman Joseph Bock.