Nancy Munoz to run with Bramnick in LD 21

Union County Republican Party leadership in the 21st District today formally and unanimously aligned behind Nancy Munoz, the widow of

Union County Republican Party leadership in the 21st District today formally and unanimously aligned behind Nancy Munoz, the widow of Assemblyman Eric Munoz (R-Summit) to replace him as the GOP candidate to run with Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-Westfield) this year.

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Assemblyman Munoz, a trauma surgeon at the University of Medicine and Dentisry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) died last Monday following heart surgery.

His death occured less than a week before the state filing deadline for legislative candidates, and once several interested parties learned Nancy Munozwas seekingthe seat to continue her husband's legacy, those factions folded and fell in behind her, according to GOP sources.

Nine of the district's 16 towns are concentrated in Union County, which contains more Republican votes than those other 21st District townsin Somerset, Morris and Essex combined.

Nancy Munoz to run with Bramnick in LD 21