Gonzalez steps down as Essex freeholder

As part of a pretrial agreement in state superior court struck last week for his role as an organizer who submitted faulty camaign ballots in 2007, Sammy Gonzalez today gave up his Freeholder seat and his public job in the office of Newark North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos.

Gonzalez is the husband of state Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz (D-Newark). His freeholder seat is in play this year.

  Gonzalez steps down as Essex freeholder