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Andrea Sammons

Gloucester GOP joins youth movement

23-year-old picked to run for freeholder

By David Wildstein, April 01 2019 5:58 pm

Andrea Sammons is the latest addition to a list of millennial Republicans stepping up to run for office in counties where the GOP has struggled to win in recent years.

Sammons, 23, will run for Gloucester County freeholder against incumbents Frank DiMarco and Dan Christy.  She is the Gloucester County Young Republican chair.

Bergen County Young Republican chair Kathleen Cericola 24, is running for freeholder on a ticket that includes 25-year-old Alyssa Dawson, a former Westwood councilwoman,

Hudson County Republicans have picked an 18-year-old, Kennith Gonzalez, a college freshman and the former Hudson County Teenage Republican chairman, to run for county executive against incumbent Tom DeGise.https://newjerseyglobe.com/local/18-year-old-republican-challenges-degise/

Sammons will run with Diane King, who is making her third consecutive bid for countywide office in Gloucester.

King lost a bid for freeholder in 2018 by 13,065 votes, and won 35% against longtime county clerk John Hogan in 2017.

Republicans last won races for the Gloucester County Board of Freeholders in 2010.  Democrats took back both seats in 2013.

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