Hackett gets GOP backing to run for sheriff

EAST BRUNSWICK – Former state trooper Keith Hackett today received the backing of the Middlesex County Republican Party to run against Freeholder Millie Scott in the race for sheriff.

Hackett and Scott are competing to succeed Sheriff Joe Spicuzzo, who as chairman of the Middlesex County Democratic Organization endorsed Scott.

“Some say he saw the light and retired, I say he felt the heat,” Hackett told Republicans at the county vocational school moments before he secured the nomination.  

Hackett gets GOP backing to run for sheriff