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Union County Commissioner Rebecca Williams. (Photo: Rebecca Williams).

Union Democrats hold four countywide offices

Devanney wins re-election in Berkeley Heights

By Joey Fox, November 08 2022 11:01 pm

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%.

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