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Greenwich Township Mayor George Shivery.

Gloucester GOP picks freeholder candidates

Only Democratic-controlled county in N.J. that went for Trump

By David Wildstein, February 21 2020 5:30 pm

Gloucester is the only Democratic-controlled county in New Jersey that went for Donald Trump in 2016 and some Republicans think it could be a battleground county this fall.

The GOP is expected to announce tonight that Greenwich Township mayor George Shivery will run for freeholder on a slate with Franklin Township school board member Nicholas DeSilvio and Mullica Hill businessman Christopher Konawel.

Donald Trump carried the county by 674 votes in 2016, and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin won it in 2018 by 3,787 votes, a three-point margin.

Still, winning freeholder seats is an uphill battle.  Republicans haven’t won a freeholder seat in Gloucester since taking two seats in 2009.  Those seats flipped back to Democrats three years later.

Democrats have a 7-0 majority on the Gloucester freeholder board.  Gloucester has 34,518 more Democrats than Republicans.

Incumbents Heather Simmons, Lyman Barnes and Jim Jefferson are up this year.  Democrats have not yet announced their slate of candidates.

Shivery ran for surrogate in 2018 and won 43% of the vote.

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