Gloucester County Republicans last week picked a new freeholder candidate after Matthew Burns dropped out citing time constraints.
The county committee unanimously voted to support Chris Del Borrello who, like Burns, is 25-years-old.
“What you’re doing is replacing one young man with another,” said Gloucester County GOP Chairman Bill Fey.
Del Borrello, who works for his family’s check cashing business, will join freeholder candidate Ron Brittin and sheriff candidate Chris Marerro in an uphill race against Democratic incumbents Joe Chila and Joseph Brigandi and Carmel Morina.
“He brings a different perspective – a young family trying to get along in Gloucester County,” said Fey, who noted that Del Borrello and his wife are expecting their first child in November.
Fey said that the county party – still healing after a leadership battle between him and former chairwoman Loran Oglesby – will be more involved in the race than previously planned.
“We were looking to let Ron and Matt run in the race. You’ll see a lot more coming into the county now for this,” he said.