Garden State Equality endorsed Melonie Marano for Somerset County freeholder Tuesday.
“I am honored to accept the endorsement of Garden State Equality, and firmly believe that standing up for equality is always right,” said Marano. “In 2007, I performed the first same-sex civil union in Green Brook History after two previous mayors refused to do so, and was proud to stand against anti-LGBTQ+ activist Felecia Nace’s appointment to the Raritan Valley Community College Board of Directors.”
Nace came under fire in September after it was reported she spoke at a straight pride parade in Boston.
Marano is running to oust Republican Freeholder Pat Walsh.
“Melonie has been extraordinary in supporting diversity as she provides a forum for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning community members,” Lambertville Council President Elizabeth Asaro said. “Please cast your vote for diversity, acceptance and a voice of reason — vote for Melonie Marano.”