Brown: Testa a ‘wonderful choice’ for LD1

State Sen. Chris Brown said Cumberland County Republican Chairman Michael Testa would be a great pick to fill State Sen. Jeff Van Drew’s seat if the latter beats out Seth Grossman for retiring Rep. Frank LoBiondo’s House seat. “There’s a deep bench in the 1st district who would represent families very well,” Brown said. “The name I’ve heard thus far is Michael Testa, who I believe would be a wonderful choice”

ELEC files complaint against Freeholder

A seven-count complaint has been filed against Cumberland County Freeholder Darlene Barber alleging that she failed to provide obligatory information about donors to her 2013 campaign to the state Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC). The ELEC complaint, filed five years after the retired educator made her first bid for public office, alleges that Barber was late filing reports, did not properly report certain contributions, and did not include information about

Long resigns as Cumberland Dem Chairman

Cumberland County Democratic Chairman Doug Long has quietly resigned and will be succeeded by Steve Errickson. Errickson is the Democratic State Committeeman from Cumberland County and the director of the Cumberland County Utilities Authority. Long, a former Freeholder, has been dealing with an ethics complains filed against his law firm.  He was reprimanded by the Supreme Court in 2016 and was forced out of his post as the Millville labor

If Van Drew wins, here’s what comes next

If Jeff Van Drew is successful in his bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives this fall, it will set up a series of moves for the legislature next year.  Republicans may see greater opportunities in the State Senate and Assembly seats, especially with the absence of a logical heir apparent to retiring twelve-term Rep. Frank LoBiondo. Van Drew would need to resign for the State Senate