Sources: Fontana won’t pursue another term as Somerset County Freeholder

BRIDGEWATER – Republican sources say veteran Somerset County Freeholder Director Rick Fontana this week told party leaders he will not run for reelection this year after serving since 1998.

Fontana’s departure from the seat traditionally occupied by a Bridgewater resident opens up a possibility for Bridgewater Mayor Patricia Flannery, who’s well positioned to receive the Republican nomination.

If Flannery decides she doesn’t want to move up, sources say young gun Councilman Matthew Moench is another potential GOP candidate.

Sources: Fontana won’t pursue another term as Somerset County Freeholder