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Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman swears in Julia Fahl as the new Mayor of Lambertville on January 1, 2019

Fahl takes office in Lambertville

28-year-old rising star beat 27-year incumbent in June Dem primary

By David Wildstein, January 01 2019 2:23 pm

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.

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