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Salem County Commissioners Ben Laury, left, and Mickey Ostrum, center, and Sheriff Chuck Miller. (Photo: Salem County Republican's).

Salem County Republicans successfully defend commission seats

By Joey Fox, November 03 2021 2:46 am

Salem County Commissioners Ben Laury and Mickey Ostrum, both Republicans, have fended off Democratic challengers Nelson Carney, Jr. and Catherine Bobbitt to retain their party’s 4-1 majority on the commission.

The incumbent Republican sheriff, Chuck Miller, was re-elected unopposed.

As it re-elects its local Republican candidates, Salem County may also be dooming the political futures of legislators in the 3rd legislative district, among them Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford); he’s currently losing the county by more than 2,500 votes.

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