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Bergen County Clerk John Hogan. (Photo: Facebook.)

Hogan wins Democratic primary for Bergen County Clerk

Two-term incumbent will face Bridget Kelly in general election

By David Wildstein, June 08 2021 8:54 pm

Bergen County Clerk John Hogan easily won renomination to a third term against Sondra J. Greenberg, the 92-year-old former mayor of Englewood.

Greenberg, who served as mayor from 1976 to 1982, was essentially a placeholder to assure a line in the Democratic primary for State Senate candidate Valerie Vainieri Huttle in the 37th district.  Had she won, Greenberg would have been 98 at the expiration of her term.

Hogan now faces Republican Bridget Anne Kelly, a former deputy chief of staff to Gov. Chris Christie and onetime aide to Assemblyman David Russo (R-Ridgewood).

Kelly has raised $72,310 so far but has burned through more than half of it and has $34,312 cash-on-hand, according to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.

A former mayor of Northvale, Hogan served as a Bergen County Freeholder in 2010 and ousted interim Republican County Clerk Elizabeth Randall by 2,105 votes, 51%-49%, in the 2011 general election.  He was re-elected 69,538 votes, 60%-40%, against Hector Olmo in 2016.

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