Mahr wins key support in Westfield

Colleen Mahr has won the endorsement of the new Democratic Mayor of Westfield and four Democratic members of the Town Council in her bid for Union County Democratic Chair. Mayor Shelley Brindle says she has encouraged the Democratic County Committee in her hometown to support Mahr in the special election next week to replace Jerry Green as county chairman. “Colleen and I first got to know each other last spring,

Mandelbatt gains support

Democratic congressional candidate Lisa Mandelblatt has won some valuable hometown endorsements, including Westfield Councilmembers Mike Dardia and Dawn Mackey and former Mayor Tom Jardim. She also garnered the backing of Charles Kroloff, a nationally-known Rabbi from Westfield who rarely endorses in primary elections. Mandelblatt has raised the most money in a large field of Democrats seeking to challenge five-term Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton) in the fall – more than $640,000,