Middlesex County Republicans have picked their slate for countywide office: Joseph Wolak for county clerk and Andrew Politi and John Masculin for freeholder.
The votes were cast online after Middlesex County GOP chair Lucille Panos cancelled the convention as a cautionary measure to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Politi was the top vote-getter with 144 votes Masculin edged out Gerald Shine by a narrow ten-vote margin, 107 to 97, for the second seat.
Wolak is serving his second term as a councilman in South Plainfield. He was unopposed for the backing of the county GOP organization.
The incumbent county clerk, Elaine Flynn, is not seeking re-election after 25 years in office. Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (D-East Brunswick) is seeking to replace Flynn and has the backing of the Middlesex County Democratic organization.
Pinkin faces a primary challenge from progressive activist Herb Tarbous.
Democratic freeholders Charles Tomaro and Leslie Koppel are seeking re-election. They face primary opposition from Tarbous’ running mates, Neeharika Thuravil and Catherine Hunt.
Shine had run for the Edison township council in 2019.