Democrats Show Up to Support Fanwood Fundraiser on Tues, Oct. 20

(left to right) Erin McElroy-Barker, Jim Kennedy, Jack Molenaar. Mayor Colleen Mahr, County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi, 21st District Assembly candidate Jill Lazare in Westfield on Tuesday. Credits: John Mooney
3M: Mahr, Molenaar and McElroy-Barker comprise the Democratic ticket in Fanwood.
22nd District NJ Assembly candidate Jim Kennedy, who replaced Linda Stender on the Democratic ticket following the Assemblywoman's decision not to seek reelection this year. Credits: John Mooney
Colleen Mahr credited her mother, Nancy Yewaisis, with instilling a love of politics in her at an early age. Credits: John Mooney
Kathy Mitchell, Fanwood's longest-serving Council member Credits: John Mooney
Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp Credits: John Mooney

WESTFIELD, NJ -- The Fanwood Democratic Committee hosted a well attended fundraiser in support of Mayor Colleen Mahr and the local Democratic ticket at Ferraro's in Westfield on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015.

Mahr's supporters included Fanwood Council members Jack Molenaar, Kathy Mitchell, and Russ Huegel, along with Council candidate Erin McElroy-Barker. Other attendees were 22nd District NJ Assembly candidate Jim Kennedy,Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi, Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp, and 21st District Assembly candidate Jill Lazare.

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Dear Editor:

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