New Democratic chairman in Salem

Salem County has a new Democratic Chairman.

Chairwoman Brenda Hall stepped down yesterday and was succeeded by Steven Caltabiano.

Caltabiano, a 31-year-old financial advisor for Morgan Stanley, faced no opposition for the post at last night's convention. He said it was the largest turnout he'd ever seen for a county committee vote, despite temperatures that reached nearly 100 degrees.

Democrats control the freeholder board in Salem, which is the smallest of New Jersey’s 21 counties. New Democratic chairman in Salem