Bergen County Democrats have selected Anthony Cureton as the nominee for Sheriff.
Cureton, the former Bergen County NAACP president, defeated Saddle Brook Police Chief Robert Kugler by a wide margin. He will now face Republican Jack DeLorenzo, the mayor of Hasbrouck Heights, in the November general election.
DeLorenzo captured the GOP nomination last night, defeating Midland Park Mayor Harry Shortway and others.
Secretary of State Tahesha Way called a special election for Sheriff last week following the acceptance of Michael Saudino’s resignation. Saudino quit after being caught on tape making racist and homophobic comments.
Cureton had the backing of Bergen County Democratic Democratic Chairman Louis Stellato, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, and Reps. Josh Gottheimer and Bill Pascrell.
The November special election will be for a three-year term.
Bergen County Clerk John Hogan set a filing deadline of 10 AM on Thursday for both parties to select their candidate and for any independent candidates to file nominating petitions with 100 signatures.