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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Plainfield Dems give Rebecca Williams the nod for Carter's Freeholder seat

Longtime City Council member Rebecca Williams
gets PDCC backing to replace Linda Carter on
the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

In an email to Plainfield Democratic City Committee members on Saturday afternoon, Chairman Adrian O. Mapp informed them that the screening committee he had appointed at the May 8 PDCC meeting (see my post here ) had recommended Councilor Rebecca Williams as Plainfield's nominee for the Freeholder seat vacated by Linda Carter when she became an Assemblywoman on May 24.

The committee, chaired by Nancy Jordan, with Bobby Gregory and Ricky Hunt as members, issued their report in writing to Chairman Mapp earlier on Saturday afternoon.

While the letter of recommendation says any of the three candidates interviewed "would have made Plainfield proud," the committee's unanimous recommendation was for Williams, who they felt was "the most qualified and [offers] the strong voice needed for Plainfield."

Since Union County Democratic Chair Nick Scutari has already called a special county convention for next Thursday (May 31) to fill Carter's Freeholder seat, Chairman Mapp pointed out there was no time to call a PDCC meeting to ratify the local screening committee's recommendation and he was therefore asking members to join him in his support of the recommendation.

The Union County Dems' special convention will be held at Union County College's Cranford campus, Thursday, May 31, with doors opening at 6:30 and the convention set to begin at 7:00 PM.

Congratulations to Councilor Williams on her nomination!

 -- Dan Damon [ follow ]

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