UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Union County Freeholder (and Scotch Plains Township Administrator) Al Mirabella was the top vote getter in the Democratic primary on Tuesday. There were six candidates, but only the top three will be on the November ballot for the Democrats:
✓ Alexander Mirabella - 10,167 (25.67%)
✓ Mohamed Jalloh - 10,042 (25.36%)
✓ Bruce Bergen - 9,850 (24.87%)
Diana Escobar - 3,338 (8.43%)
Eric Kulick - 3,170 (8%)
Fabiola Rios - 3,015 (7.6%)
Mirabella, Jalloh, and Bergen are running for three-year terms in November. Three Republican candidates -- Rene Dierkes, Richard Fortunato and Joseph A. Bonilla -- did not face primary challengers. The results will not be official until early next week after votes are verified on Friday, June 5.
Jerry Green (Plainfield) and James Kennedy (Rahway) ran unopposed to be the Democratic candidatea for the Members of General Assembly in the fall. Kennedy will be running for the seat currently held by Linda Stender, who chose not to run for reelection. On the Republican side, William “Bo” Vastine (Scotch Plains) and William Michelson ran unopposed. Democrat Joanne Rajoppi ran and Republican Joseph G. Aubourg both ran unopposed for County Clerk in their respective primaries.
In Fanwood, Mayor Colleen Mahr was unopposed, as were Democratic Council candidates Jack Molenaar and Erin McElroy-Barker.