Dems may have an issue in GOP Somerset

Corruption has never really been an election issue in genteel Somerset County, where Democrats haven’t won a countywide race since Michael Ceponis won a Freeholder race 28 years ago. But now, allegations of mismanagement and wasteful spending by the GOP-controlled Somerset County Park Commission – which led to a subpoena from the state Attorney General’s office – could give Democrat Melanie Marano a great campaign issue in a low turnout year. Marano, a Green Brook Township Committeewoman, faces Green Brook Mayor Patricia Walsh for the Freeholder seat being vacated by Denise Coyle, who is running for the State Assembly.

Dems may have an issue in GOP Somerset