Breaking News: Two Freeholders Go Down

When Colleen Mahr went down in her power struggle with Nicholas Scutari it looks like she took at least one freeholder with her, according to David Wildstein:

Union County Democrats are expected to replace two incumbent freeholders from the organization line when the party screening committee meets on Wednesday night.

Freeholders Bruce Bergen (D-Springfield) and Mohamed Jalloh (D-Union) are out; Bergen is stepping down and Jalloh has lost party support for re-election. They will be replaced by former Roselle Councilwoman Andrea Staten and Kim Palmieri-Mouded of Westfield.

Jalloh backed Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr for county chairman in her unsuccessful race against State Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Linden). Bergen endorsed Scutari.

Straten, an ally of Assemblyman Jamal Holley (D-Roselle) has been a councilwoman since 2014. She works as a real estate appraiser. Palmieri-Mouded, a former Associate Dean for Student Life at St. John’s University, lost a bid for Westfield Township Council in 2015.

Both supported Scutari for county chairman.

Scutari told party leaders that Bergen has decided to step down to focus on his law practice.

Incumbent Alexander Mirabella (D-Roselle Park) will have party support for his re-election bid.

As an aside it looks like the mountain bikers are coming back.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by SoOverIt on March 6, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    Save taxpayers the money and fill the seats with two muppet puppets.


  2. sadly these two IMHO in watching and talking to them showed a glimmer of conscience about raping the taxpayers for self serving of the political bosses and donors, although in their seats they publicly claimed support and enabled the rampant county corruption (not their exact words of course). So they get replaced with more stooges that will be told to show obeisance of the corrupt system. As the behind the door county dem mantra goes, “You have to prove yourself first”. Garretson, i initial had hope for her values since she bucked the dark side in hillside to a degree but i guess since she got this power bump, she had to fall right in step and publicly state her support of the Scutari corrupted system. Is there no integrity in this county?


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