Monmouth County Surrogate Rosemarie Peters has announced that she will not seek re-election to a fourth term, according to a More Monmouth Musings report.
The 78-year-old Peters has been the Surrogate since 2006.
“Rosemarie Peters has served the people of Monmouth County and New Jersey with compassion and integrity,” Monmouth County Republican Chairman Shaun Golden told MMMM. “Her leadership in the Surrogate’s Office has provided comfort to citizens during the times of grief when they are dealing with their deceased loved ones assets and with joy when they are adopting children.”
Republicans will pick a new Surrogate candidate at their county convention in March.
The former Middletown Township Committeewoman was elected to replace Marie Muhler, a former assemblywoman who nearly won a congressional seat in 1980.
Peters is the second Surrogate this year to retire.
In Passaic County, Bernice Toledo is not seeking re-election after ten years in office.