Dem win in Monmouth Freeholder race will lead to fierce ’07 battle

Former Freehold Councilwoman Barbara McMorrow will become the first Democrat to serve on the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders since 1989 when she replaces 85-year-old Theodore Narozanick in January. McMorrow, who came within 1,792 votes of winning in 2005, defeated Andrew Lucas, a 29-year-old Manalapan Councilman. That will force Republicans to defend their majority next year, when Freeholders Robert Clifton and Anna Little (who won an unexpired term yesterday) are on the ballot. With an open State Senate seat in the 11th district and a hotly contested legislative race in the 12th — possibly between Democratic State Senator Ellen Karcher and Republican Assemblywoman Jennifer Beck — it is nearly certain that Monmouth will be a battleground in the 2007 campaign.

Dem win in Monmouth Freeholder race will lead to fierce ’07 battle