Conda will retire, as long as GOP doesn’t pick Farias

Elton Conda, who has been the Burlington County Surrogate since 1966, has told party leaders that he is ready to step down this year — as long as Freeholder Vincent Farias isn’t selected to replace him. Sources say the friction between Conda and Farias is so bad that the 84-year-old Surrogate could run again just to block Farias from getting his job. Farias has been desperate to move up and has been lobbying party leaders for the chance to become Surrogate.

Conda will retire, as long as GOP doesn’t pick Farias