Six candidates are competing for three openings on the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
The Board is comprised of nine members who are elected to three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with three seats coming up for election each year. The Freeholder Board sets policies for the operation of the County, while day-to-day operations is supervised by an appointed County Manager.
Three Republicans, none of whom have previously held an elected office, are hoping to shake up a Board that has been made up of Democrats for decades.
Up for election today:
Alexander Mirabella, of Fanwood, Democrat, currently serving as chairman of the Freeholder Board
Mohamed S. Jalloh, a Democrat, from Roselle, finishing up his first term
Bruce H. Bergen, of Springfield, joins the incumbents on the Democrat side.
Diane Barabas of Westfield
Stephen Kozlovich of Union,
Krzysztof Chris T. Nowak of Cranford