Democrats pick up a Freeholder in Cumberland, securing control through 2008

Cumberland County Democrats now have a 5-2 majority on the Board of Freeholders, with Dr. Joseph Riley unseating Republican Freeholder James Rocco by a 1,616 vote margin. Democratic incumbent Louis Magazzu ran nearly 4,000 votes ahead of Republican challenger Michael Schenk. Control has been at stake in nearly every Freeholder race over the last decade, but Democrats will now keep their majority at least through 2008; next year, one Democrat and one Republican are up for election.

Democrats pick up a Freeholder in Cumberland, securing control through 2008