Former Lavalette Councilwoman Britta Wenzel is mounting an upstart challenge of Ocean County Democratic Party Chairman Wyatt Earp in a contest to be deceded June 15th.
While conceding that they’re virtually helpless right now in the Republican Party stronghold that drove big numbers for Gov. Chris Christie last year, Democrats say Wenzel is taking aim at over 400 empty district/ward committee ward seats in Ocean.
A victory by Wenzel would make her the fifth female Democratic Party chair in the State of New Jersey.
Women currently holding Democratic Party county chairmanships are Alice Furia in Burlington, Peg Schaffer in Somerset, Lois Zarish in Hunterdon, and Charlotte DeFilippo in Union.
Sussex County GOP Chair Ailish Hambel is the lone Republican woman county chair.