Scutari elected Union County Democratic Chairman

Nicholas Scutari is the new Union County Democratic Chairman.  He defeated Collen Mahr by a 412 to 341 vote in a special election tonight to fill the unexpired term of Jerry Green. Mahr, the Mayor of Fanwood, became acting county chair following Green’s resignation. She will now return to the vice chairmanship.  She had the support of State Sen. Joe Cryan, who is feuding with Scutari. Scutari, a five-term State

Judge rules for Scutari

A Superior Court Judge ruled today that Union County Democrats may not use voting machines in tomorrow's special election for County Chairman. Superior Court Judge Katherine Dupuis sided with State Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Linden), who argued that the party by-laws required a roll call vote by town.  His opponent, acting county chair Colleen Mahr, had sought to use voting machines.

In Union County, no clear data to predict Chair race

Three candidates will compete in a special election on Wednesday to replace Jerry Green as Union County Democratic Chairman.  Insiders say that State Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Linden) is ahead of Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, the acting county chair, and Hillside Democratic Municipal Chairman Anthony Salters.  But in the absence of an independent town-by-town head count of actual commitments from county committee members, only the candidates know exactly where they stand.

Democrats say Mahr using images without permission

A group of Union County Democrats say that Colleen Mahr used their images in a campaign video without permission. Freeholders Christopher Hudak and Alexander Mirabella and the former Mayor of Scotch Plains, Kevin Glover, want Mahr to take them out of a video urging county committee members to support her for Democratic Chairman. "Mahr did not get our authorization to use our images in her video.  Her actions placing our images