Team Mecca picks Freeholder candidates

The Passaic County Republican Organization (that’s the faction run by County Chairman Michael Mecca and supported by former GOP Chairman Peter Murphy) will run former County Clerk Ronni Nochimson, Passaic City Councilman Jonathan Soto, and Ken Del Vecchio, a North Haledon attorney, for Freeholder. Another wing of the party, aligned with Wayne Mayor Scott Rumana (who is running for County Chairman) and former Paterson Mayor Lawrence “Pat” Kramer, had sought to place three other candidates — former Assemblyman Ronald Fava, a former Passaic County Prosecutor and Sheriff, Clifton Board of Education member John Traier, and former Wayne Councilman William Van Gieson — on the ticket. The Rumana slate might run in the primary. There has been some talk last week that Republicans could compete for Freeholder seats this fall as a result of a Democratic split over the nomination of a controversial Arab-American businessman for Freeholder.

Team Mecca picks Freeholder candidates