Salem County Freeholder Charles Sullivan passed on December 23 after a long illness. He was 70. Sullivan was first elected Freeholder in 1996 and did not seek re-election to a fifth term last month. A Democrat, he also spent fifteen years on the Salem City Council, and was the Council President for nine years.
“The passing of Freeholder Sullivan although not a shock was never the less devastating to me. Chuck was an outstanding public servant, a leader of our party, a friend and a mentor. At times like these, especially during the holidays our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Chuck will long be remembered as a caring and adoring father and grandfather,” said Freeholder Lee Ware. “A man firm in his principles, and a man with decades of public service that never once put his own interests before those of the people that he served. Chuck loved Salem County, and we loved him right back.”
Since Sullivan’s term expires this week, Democrats will not hold a special election to fill his seat.