A new Hudson County Freeholder for District 6 will be Fanny Erazo Cedeno, a young Latina and a top aide to Union City Mayor Brian Stack, the New Jersey Globe has learned.
Cedeno is Stack’s choice to fill the unexpired term of Tilo Rivas, who was sworn in today as the new Hudson County Surrogate.
The 35-year-old Cedeno has served as a confidential aide to Stack at City Hall since 2015, and has also worked as a part-time aide in Stack’s 33rd district State Senate office and as an aide to Rivas in his freeholder office.
Prior to joining the Stack administration, Cedeno worked as a paralegal and for nearly six years as an operations coordinator for a logistics company. She is a graduate of Seton Hall University.
The freeholder seat will be determined by a vote of the full Democratic County Committee in District 6, which is comprised entirely of Union City.
Republicans have not won a freeholder race in Hudson County since 1984, when the GOP ousted incumbents for the Hoboken and North Bergen seats on Ronald Reagan’s coattails. Octavio Alfonso defeated Anthony DeVincent, who was also the North Bergen Mayor, and Roger Dorian unseated Steve Cappiello, who was also the Mayor of Hoboken.
Democrats have held the Union City-based freeholder seat since the nine freeholder district plan was adopted in 1975.