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Heather Darling. (Photo: Heather Darling).

Darling out of Assembly race

Freeholder won’t seek Carroll seat

By David Wildstein, May 08 2018 11:03 am

Morris County Freeholder Heather Darling (R-Roxbury) says she is not interested in seeking the State Assembly seat that will be vacated next year by Michael Patrick Carroll (R-Morris Township).

“At this point, it’s not something I’m considering,” said Darling.  “I ran for freeholder.  That’s the capacity I wanted to serve in.”

Darling was elected to the Morris County Board of Freeholders in 2017.  Her seat is not up until 2020.

Carroll said yesterday that he would not seek re-election to a 13th term, but may run for Morris County Surrogate next year.

Possible candidates to replace him include: Freeholders Doug Cabana, Deborah Smith and Kathy DeFilippo; Morris Township Mayor Peter Mancuso; former congressional aide Kate Whitman; Morris Township Committeeman Bruce Sisler; Mendham Township Committeewoman Sarah Niebart; former Roxbury Mayor Tim Smith; Randolph Councilman Jim Loveys; Parsippany administrator Ellen Sandman; and Mine Hill Mayor Sam Morris.

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