Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (D-East Brunswick) will run for Middlesex County Clerk.
The incumbent, Elaine Flynn, is retiring after 25 years in office.
Pinkin will seek the organization line at the Middlesex Democratic convention next month.
“It has been my great honor to represent the 18th Legislative District in the General Assembly and I am thrilled that I will have the opportunity to represent all of Middlesex County as its next County Clerk,” said Pinkin. “I will be reaching out to the county committee and municipal leaders throughout the county in the coming weeks.
If Pinkin wins the county clerk post in November, she would take office in January 2021. That would set up a special election convention to fill the remaining year of her current Assembly term.
Pinkin was elected to the Assembly in 2013, after serving as an East Brunswick councilwoman.
“Middlesex County has been my home and the place where my husband and I raised our family,” Pinkin said. “I am humbled by the opportunity to serve all of our residents and I believe strongly that my experience as both a local elected official and a state legislature has prepared me for this role.”
Republicans last won the county clerk post in 1990 and the GOP has not won a countywide race in Middlesex County since 1991.