Sussex County Democratic Chairman Howard Burrell has accepted a full-time position with the New Jersey Department of Labor. Insiders say that he may resign his party post, which would require Democratic County Committee members to elect a new Chairman; possible candidates include two former operatives: Richard Ecke and Colleen McClain. Ecke served as Communications Director for the Democratic State Committee in 1994, as Communications Director for Democratic congressional candidates in the 7th and 11th districts, and in 1997 as the Deputy Communications Director for Rob Andrews’ gubernatorial campaign. He is now Executive Director of the Sussex Democratic party. The 30-something McClain held the same post while Charles Cart was Chairman and once worked for Senator Bob Torricelli.