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The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 2020, left to right: Wayne Richardson, Carlos Pomares, Romaine Graham, Leonard Luciano, Tyshammie Cooper, Rufus Johnson, Patricia Sebold, Robert Mercado, and Brendan Gill.

Essex freeholder incumbents sail through primary

By Nikita Biryukov, July 07 2020 9:35 pm

Essex County Freeholder President Brendan Gill and his slate of incumbents easily won renomination over progressive primary challengers Tuesday.

Freeholders gill, Romaine Graham, Rufus Johnson and Patricia Sebold defeated challengers Sabre Burroughs, Anthony Diaz and Simone Jelks-Bandison.

They’ll face Republicans Alexandra Campisi, Gynise Gotto, Monique Headen and Bernarda Quezada in November.

District 4 Freeholder Leonard Luciano defeated challenger Jennifer Larsen. Luciano will face Republican Adam Kraemer in the general election.

District 1 Freeholder Robert Mercado, District 2 Freeholder Wayne Richardson, District 3 Freeholder Tyshammie Cooper and District 5 Freeholder Carlos Pomares ran unopposed. No Republicans filed for those seats.

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