The New Jersey Globe projects that Democratic in Union County have retained four countywide offices, with Commissioners Bette Jane Kowalski, Rebecca Williams, and Sergio Granados earning re-election and Commissioner Christopher Hudak winning the office of county surrogate.
As of 11:00 p.m. and with nearly all precincts reporting, all three commissioners have around 21% of the vote, while their Republican opponents – Carmen Bucco, Vincent Rettino, and Carlos Santos – each have around 12.5%.
Hudak leads his contest against Republican Peter Lijoi 63%-36%. The previous surrogate, James LaCorte, died in late 2021.
Democrats have won every county office in Union County since 1995, so the outcome of this year’s election is not a surprise.
In Berkeley Heights, one of the more competitive towns in the county, Democratic Mayor Angie Devanney has won a second term, leading Republican Jeffrey Varnerin 57%-43%.