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Clifton Councilwoman Rosemary Pino. (Photo: Rosemary Pino).

Clifton councilwoman will challenge Ireland-Imhof for Passaic county clerk

GOP picks candidates for fall slate

By David Wildstein, February 20 2023 10:39 pm

Passaic County Republicans will run Clifton Councilwoman Rosemary Pino against County Clerk Danielle Ireland-Imhof in a bid to reclaim the post they lost in 2018.

Peter Murphy, the GOP county chairman, also announced that he will back former West Milford Councilwoman Andie Pegel and Republican State Committeewoman Kelley Amico for county commissioner. 

Democrats are running incumbent Bruce James and Orlando Cruz, the president of the Greater Paterson and Greater Wayne Chamber of Commerce.  Cruz will replace T.J. Best, who is stepping down and moving to Georgia.

“The Republican Party in Passaic County will be well represented by Rosie, Andie, and Kelley as our candidates this year,” said Murphy. “These three women bring a diverse range of experience and expertise to the table to represent ALL residents across the county. They are strong leaders and proven winners who are up to the task and ready to work.”

This will not be a control election.  Republicans picked up one seat in 2021, but failed to win races for sheriff and county commissioner last year.

Republican Kristin Corrado was twice elected county clerk before giving up the post to become a state senator.  Ireland-Imhof defeated Republican Ronald Fava, a former assemblyman and Passaic County prosecutor. 

Pino was the first Latina to serve on the Clifton school board, where she served from 2013 to 2018.  SHe was elected to the city council in 2018 and re-elected in 2022.  Amico, a LIttle Falls resident, formerly worked for the Passaic County sheriff’s office. 

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