Ward to be new Sussex Democratic Chairwoman

Megan Ward will become the new Sussex County Democratic Chair when Howard Burell steps down in January to take a job at the state Department of Labor. Ward, 45, has served as Vice Chair for the past several years. She is a lawyer who represents Byram and Hardyston Township; her law partner, Kevin Kelly, is the Newton Republican Municipal Chairman and represents several municipalties in Sussex, Morris and Passaic counties.

Ward to be new Sussex Democratic Chairwoman