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Mercer County Democratic Chairwoman Janice Mironov. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe.)

Mironov picks up early support for re-election bid as Mercer Dem chair

By David Wildstein, March 31 2022 4:19 pm

Mercer County Democratic Chair Janice Mironov will seek re-election to a third term and has secured the backing of most of the party’s elected officials, but Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes and State Sen. Shirley Turner (D-Lawrence) are not on the list of backers.

No other candidate has announced their intention to run for county chair.

Mironov was elected for the first time in 2018 after Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson (D-Trenton) declined to seek re-election.

“I stepped up to become Chairperson at the urging of many Democrats who wanted more openness, more outreach and inclusion, and more energy,” Mironov told Democrats in an announcement letter.  “We have worked effectively together toward many shared goals and accomplishments and have had great success.”

In 2020, she defeated Ewing Councilman David Schroth by a vote of 261 to 115, 69%-31%.

“I am proud of the great strides we have made together in creating more transparency and openness, more outreach and inclusion, and more energy,” Mironov said.  “We in Mercer County have achieved great electoral success, and now we must continue to move forward united in our common goals to re-elect our partners in Congress, and of course, continue to win the many key municipal and county races.”

Sheriff Jack Kemler and six county commissioners – Nina Melker, Lucylle Walter, John Cimino, Sam Frisby, Andrew Koontz and Kristin McLaughlin – are for Mironov, along with State Sens. Linda Greenstein (D-Plainsboro) and Andrew Zwicker (D-South Brunswick), Assemblymen Wayne DeAngelo (D-Hamilton), Dan Benson (D-Hamilton) and Anthony Verrelli (D-Hopewell).

Hamilton Mayor Jeff Martin is backing Mironov, as well as Democratic mayors in Hightstown, Hopewell Borough, Hopewell Township, Lawrence and Princeton and West Windsor Democratic Municipal Chair Tirza Wahrman.

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