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Former Linden Councilman Gene Davis

Gene Davis switches to Ocean sheriff race

By David Wildstein, March 26 2019 2:51 pm

Gene Davis is expected to become the Democratic candidate for Ocean County Sheriff after his campaign for State Assembly turned out to be unsuccessful.

He would face Republican Michael Mastronardy, who is seeking re-election to a third term.

Davis, 67, served as a councilman and school board member in Linden before moving to Jackson.

In 2017, Davis was the Democratic candidate for State Assembly in the 12th district, which includes parts of Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Burlington counties.  He lost by more than 8,000 votes against incumbents Ronald Dancer (R-Plumsted) and Rob Clifton (R-Matawan).

He tried to run again for Assembly this year but dropped out after losing Democratic county conventions in Middlesex and Monmouth.

Mastronardy was elected with 68% of the vote in 2013 following the death of sheriff William Polhemus and was re-elected with 67% in 2016.

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