SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- As the year comes to an end, TAPintoSPF is taking a look at the biggest stories of 2019. Today, we revisit the top Election stories of the year.
- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr ran unopposed and won her record fifth term.
- Newcomer Francine Glaser won her first race for Fanwood Council.
- In a battle of Democrats Fanwood, Mayor Colleen Mahr took on Freeholder Al Mirabella for control of the local party. Mahr said the primary election was about "keeping local control away from Mirabella and Scutari."
- During the primary, U.S. Rep Bonnie Watson Coleman's endorsement was in dispute. The Congresswoman said she supported Colleen Mahr, while Union County Chair Nick Scutari said she had endorsed Column A.
- In Scotch Plains, Sean Smith and Brett Pugach surprised the party by defeating two longtime Democratic Committee members.
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