Padilla will not run again for Bergen Freeholder

Bergen County Freeholder Tomas Padilla, who has been interested in becoming the next U.S. Marshal, is expected to announce in the coming months that he will not seek re-election in 2010. The Hackensack police captain was first appointed Freeholder in 2002, when Jack Alter resigned to become a Board of Public Utilities Commissioner. He lost his seat in 2003 to Republican Elizabeth Randall, but won Freeholder races in 2004 and 2007.

Republicans won two Freeholder seats earlier this month, reducing the Democratic majority from 7-0 to 5-2. Incumbents James Carroll and Elizabeth Calabrese have not yet indicated if they will run again.

Padilla will not run again for Bergen Freeholder