Ronald Fava will seek a political comeback this year as the Republican nominee for Passaic County Clerk. He ran unopposed in a vote tonight for the organization line.
Fava was 26-years-old when he ousted Assemblyman William Hicks (D-Paterson) in 1975 but lost the seat two years later to Democrat John Girgenti. He served as Passaic County Prosecutor under Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, and later filled a vacancy as the acting Passaic County Sheriff. He narrowly lost a bid for Sheriff in 2001.
Democrats have picked Danielle Ireland Imhof, the Prospect Park business administrator and the wife of Passaic County Board of Freeholders clerk Louis Imhof, as their County Clerk candidate.
Republicans have held the County Clerk post since 2009, when Republican Kristin Corrado won. She resigned last year to take her seat in the State Senate. This election is for the remaining year of her term.
The acting clerk, 76-year-old Water Davison, is not seeking re-election.
Republicans will run Lori Mambelli, Gary Passenti and Frank Pietropaolo against the incumbent Democratic freeholders.