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Salem County Commissioners-elect Dan Timmerman and Cordy Taylor. (Photo: Salem County Republicans).

Republicans gain complete control of Salem County government

Retiring Democrat Lee Ware’s seat flips parties

By Joey Fox and David Wildstein, November 09 2022 12:44 am

The New Jersey Globe projects that Republicans now have a 5-0 majority on the Salem County Board of Commissioner after flipping the seat of retiring Democrat Lee Ware.

As of 12:41 a.m., Republicans Dan Timmerman (31%) and Cordy Taylor (29%) lead Democrats Charles Hassler (22%), a former freeholder, and Nelson Carney (18%).

The other seat was held by Republican Commissioner Scott Griscom, who also retired this year.

Democrats controlled county government as recently as 2018, but Salem County – the least populous county in the state – has veered hard towards Republicans in recent years.

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