Pequannock Mayor Melissa Florance-Lynch, who finished last in her bid for Morris County Commissioner at Friday’s GOP county convention, has ended her campaign and will not pursue the nomination in the June 7 primary election .
Instead, Florance-Lynch will seek re-election to a fourth four-year term on the Pequannock Township Council, party leaders told the New Jersey Globe.
That leaves County Commissioner Tom Mastrangelo without either of his two running mates if he decides to mount an off-the-line campaign for a fifth term.
Mastrangelo said on Monday that he is contemplating his next move.
Nine-term incumbent Doug Cabana was the top vote-getter at the convention and will run on the line with former Freeholder Christine Myers and Mendham Township Committeewoman Sarah Neibart. Cabana, Mastrangelo and Florance-Lynch had been campaigning as a slate.
This was Florance-Lynch’s second bid for county commissioner. She finished third in a February 2020 special election convention for the seat left vacant after Heather Darling resigned to become Morris County Surrogate.
Florance-Lynch’s seat in Pequannock is safe.