Vas primary rival withdraws

Barry Adler, a Woodbridge veterinarian who challenged Assemblyman Joseph Vas at the Middlesex County Democratic convention this week, says he will not run in the June Democratic primary.

“As a Committeeman myself I respect the clear decision that was made,” Adler said. “Although I care deeply about serving the public, I recognize that this is not my year to run for public office.”

Adler lost by a 3-1 margin, 200-61.