Newcomer enters race for open Warren County freeholder seat

A political neophyte is seeking Assemblyman John DiMaio’s (R-Hackettstown) former seat on the three-member Warren County freeholder board.

Jason Sarnoski, an electrical engineer from Lopatcong who has never run for elected office, announced his candidacy today.

“I have chosen to join the race for freeholder because I understand the issues that are close at heart to the people of Warren County,” Sarnoski said in a statement.

Sarnoski said that he wants to stream freeholder board meetings on the internet, institute term limits and will support a resolution that would require voter approval for the county to take on debt.

Warren County Republicans are scheduled to pick a replacement for DiMaio, who was sworn into the assembly earlier this month, at a convention on April 7.

Other Republicans who want to succeed DiMaio, according to the Express-Times: Allamuchy Township Councilwoman Betty Schultheis, Oxford Township Mayor Angelo Accetturo and Blairstown Township Mayor Richard Mach