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Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

DiMaso, county backed candidates will appear in adjacent columns on ballot

Grossman gets put in ballot Siberia, with Ciattarelli slate, including Polistina, in column A

By Nikita Biryukov, April 16 2021 3:45 pm

Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (R-Holmdel) will appear next to Assemblyman Gerald Scharfenberger (R-Middletown) and Holmdel Board of Education President Vicky Flynn, whom county Republicans selected to replace DiMaso on the organizational line, after Wednesday’s ballot draw.

Scharfenberger and Flynn are bracketed with GOP gubernatorial frontrunner Jack Ciattarelli in the third column, while DiMaso’s name will appear with Hudson County pastor Phil Rizzo’s in the fourth column. Rizzo is running for governor.

Former Somerset County Freeholder Brian Levine’s name was drawn first, and perennial candidate Hirsh Singh’s name was drawn second.

Ciattarelli was placed in column A on the Ocean County Republican primary ballot. Levine got column B, Rizzo got column C and Singh got column D.

Organization-backed candidates, including Assemblymen Greg McGuckin (R-Toms River) and John Catalano (R-Brick) will be bracketed with Ciattarelli, while challengers Geraldine Ambrosio and Brian Quinn will appear with Singh in Column D.

Former Brick Councilman Michael Thulen’s name will be placed in the eighth row of column E, while Kenneth Seda will appear in the seventh row of the same column. The two did not submit bracketing letters.

Ciattarelli was also placed in column A on the Atlantic County Republican ballot, putting State Senate candidate Vince Polistina as far as possible from off-the-line challenger Seth Grossman, who will appear in column E.

As in Ocean County, Levine was placed in column B, Rizzo in column C and Singh in column D on the Atlantic County ballot.

Democratic Atlantic County clerk candidate Mico Lucide will appear in column A, while former Egg Harbor City Mayor Lisa Jiampetti will appear in column B with Gov. Phil Murphy and others who have the support of the county Democratic organization.

This article initially said DiMaso would appear by herself in the fifth column. That was incorrect. 

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