Scutari elected Union County Democratic Chairman

Nicholas Scutari is the new Union County Democratic Chairman.  He defeated Collen Mahr by a 412 to 341 vote in a special election tonight to fill the unexpired term of Jerry Green. Mahr, the Mayor of Fanwood, became acting county chair following Green’s resignation. She will now return to the vice chairmanship.  She had the […]

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In Union County, no clear data to predict Chair race

Three candidates will compete in a special election on Wednesday to replace Jerry Green as Union County Democratic Chairman.  Insiders say that State Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Linden) is ahead of Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, the acting county chair, and Hillside Democratic Municipal Chairman Anthony Salters.  But in the absence of an independent town-by-town head count […]

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Departure of Green aide fuels resignation talk

The hiring of Maria Del Cid to the post of director of legislative services at the New Jersey Department of Health, first reported by InsiderNJ, increased speculation that Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-Plainfield) might step down from his 22nd district seat. The 78-year-old Green stepped down as Union County Democratic Chairman last month, saying that a […]

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From hospital, Green campaigns for Scutari

Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-Plainfield) is making phone calls today from his hospital bed trying to round up votes for Nicholas Scutari to be the next Union County Demcoratic Chairman. Green resigned the chairmanship last week for health reasons, but the fact that he’s working the phones on behalf of Scutari is a sign that he […]

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Scutari denies Mapp for Assembly deal

There is considerable speculation that Nicholas Scutari’s has a specific deal with Plainfield to secure votes in the county chairman race involving Mayor Adrian Mapp moving to the State Assembly, but Scutari strongly denied those rumors. “There is no deal in place for that,” Scutari said this morning. The speculation, confirmed by two Union County […]

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Special election for Union chair in 30 days or less

The resignation of Union County Democratic Chairman Jerry Green makes Vice Chair Colleen Mahr the acting chair, for now.  Under party by-laws, Mahr is obligated to call a special election of the full County Committee within thirty days. Both sides in the race for county chairman have already begun counting County Committee votes.  With about […]

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Green won’t give up Assembly seat

Jerry Green will keep his State Assembly seat for now, despite speculation that his resignation as Union County Democratic County Chairman for health reasons would also create a vacancy in the 22nd district. If the 78-year-old Green does resign, it is widely expected that Plainfield, the largest town in the district, would fight to keep […]

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Green resigns, backs Scutari for County Chairman

Union County Democratic Chairman Jerry Green resigned today and State Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Linden) has entered the race to succeed him. Green, 78, has faced a series of health issues and says he is giving up the party post to work on recovering from is illness. The vacancy sets up an earlier-then-expected faceoff between Scutari […]

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