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Soloway, Holt file for re-election

Unclear whether Soloway’s attendance at Jan. 6 Trump rally will affect red county race

By Nikita Biryukov, April 06 2021 10:59 am

Hunterdon County Commissioners Susan Soloway and Matt Holt have filed to run for re-election.

“Our conservative fiscal philosophy pays dividends for the taxpayers. I am proud of the fact that the county tax rate has remained frozen throughout my entire term on the Board,” Soloway said. “As I have stated many times before, I believe tax dollars are precious and must be used effectively, efficiently and sparingly.”

The two will run with Hunterdon Clerk Mary Melfi, who is also seeking re-election.

Soloway came under fire earlier this year after the New Jersey Globe reported she attended a rally for then-President Donald Trump before his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. She said she left before the attack on Congress.

It’s not clear whether her attendance will have much of an effect on her bid for another term in heavily Republican Hunterdon County.

“This is a strong Republican team of county officeholders with a proven record of leadership, competence, and putting and keeping Hunterdon County first,” Hunterdon GOP Chairman Gabe Plumer said. “Re-electing Melfi, Holt and Soloway will help to keep Hunterdon County a great place to live.”

Holt is the grandson of Clifford P. Case, the last Republican to win a U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey.

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