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Azcona-Barber wins Dem Middlesex freeholder nod

Democrat win expected in November

By Nikita Biryukov, June 04 2019 8:50 pm

Middlesex County Freeholders Charles Kenny and Kenneth Armwood and Claribel Azcona-Barber, the county pick to replace retiring freeholder Blanquita Valenti, have won their primary, beating out challengers Robert Diehl, Rajesh Patel, and Kwong Yiu Chan.

The victors are expected to sail through November’s elections in heavily-Democratic Middlesex County.

Azcona-Barber, a close ally of New Brunswick mayor James Cahill, defeated former Perth Amboy councilman Joel Pabon to gain the backing of her party organization in March.

Pabon did not run in the general election.

Azcona-Barber has spent nineteen years as a Democratic county committeewoman from New Brunswick.  She has served as a legislative aide to Assemblyman Joseph Egan (D-New Brunswick), as an executive assistant to the New Jersey Secretary of State, and on the staffs of Governors James E. McGreevey and Jon Corzine.

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