Union Dems’ screening committee select Carter to replace Van Blake as freeholder

The Union County Democratic Organization’s screening committee last night threw its support behind Plainfield Councilwoman Linda Carter for a seat currently occupied by Freeholder Rayland Van Blake.

According to Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-Plainfield), both main Plainfield party factions – establishment allies of Green’s and New Democrats – came together to support Carter after the party dumped Van Blake.

An actor and first term freeholder, Van Blake “disappointed,” in the words of Union County Democratic Chair Charlotte DeFilippo. Union Dems’ screening committee select Carter to replace Van Blake as freeholder