In Burlington, waiting for a Surrogate

Burlington County Democrats say that once the budget is completed, Governor Jon Corzine will discuss the appointment of an Acting Surrogate to replace Elton Conda, a Republican who died this year after 40 years in office. Democrats want Corzine to name the Republican candidate, Vincent Farias. To become Surrogate, Farias would have to resign from the Freeholder Board — and that would mean a November special election to fill his seat. In that scenario, a majority (three of five) Freeholder seats would be up for election in a year Democrats believe to be trending their way.

In Burlington, waiting for a Surrogate