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Salem County Republican Chairman Linwood Donelson. (Photo: Donelson, D'Allesandro & Peterson).

Donelson elected Salem GOP Chairman

Brown re-elected to lead Monmouth Democrats

By David Wildstein, July 09 2022 11:38 am

Linwood H. Donelson III was elected to his first full term as Salem County Republican Chairman on Saturday without opposition, and at age 31 is the state’s youngest county chairman.

And Monmouth County Democratic Chairman David G. Brown II was unopposed in his bid for re-election to a fourth term.

A partner at a Woodbury law firm, Donelson became acting county chairman in December when Linda DuBois retired before the end of her term.  He is the president of the Salem County Special Services and Vocational and Technical Schools Board of Education and a former member of the Lower Alloways Creek Board of Education.

Donelson is four months younger than Michael Suleiman, the Atlantic County Democratic Chairman.  Hunterdon County GOP Chairman Gabe Plumer is one year older. 

Donelson has a Republican majority on the Salem County Board of Commissioners, while Brown has made local gains in a Republican county.  Both have senators of their party — Edward Durr (R-Swedesboro) and Vin Gopal (D-Long Branch) — to exercise senatorial courtesy. 

“There is still significant work to be done,” said Brown. “I am honored to be elected to another term and will continue to work alongside my incredible Executive Board to continue the progress we have made over the past 7 years”.

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