Julia Fahl, a 28-year-old political fundraiser and lobbyist who ousted 27-year incumbent David DelVecchio in the June Democratic primary, was sworn in today as the new mayor of Lambertville.
Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Ewing) administered the oath of office to Fahl. Fahl’s wife and campaign manager, Kari Osmond, held the bible.
Fahl, who worked as a fundraiser on Phil Murphy’s 2017 campaign, beat DelVecchio by a 54%-46% margin. She ran unopposed in the general election.
Once a rising Democratic star in a heavily Republican county, DelVecchio won 47% of the vote in a bid for an open congressional seat in 1996 against Republican Michael Pappas and is a former Hunterdon County Democratic chairman.
DelVecchio did not participate in the mayoral transition process.