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Former State Sen. Marcia Karrow. (Photo: Hunterdon County Board of Freeholders).

Karrow wins Flemington GOP mayoral primary in comeback bid

Former state senator will face incumbent Democrat Betsy Driver

By Joey Fox, June 07 2022 10:03 pm

Former State Sen. Marcia Karrow has won the Republican primary for mayor of Flemington, setting up a potential comeback nearly 13 years after she left the state legislature.

Karrow, a former Raritan Township mayor and Hunterdon County freeholder, had the Hunterdon GOP line against Robert Shore, the former chairman of the Flemington Business Improvement District. She’ll now face incumbent Mayor Betsy Driver, a Democrat whose victory in 2018 made her the first openly intersex mayor in the nation.

Karrow was first elected to the State Assembly’s 23rd district in 2005, and won a special election convention for the district’s Senate seat in 2009 to replace Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton). In the regularly scheduled GOP Senate primary that same year, however, she lost to Assemblyman Michael Doherty (R-Oxford), who remains a state senator to this day.

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