Source: Passaic Freeholder will not seek re-election

A source familiar with Passaic County Democratic Party politics told PolitickerNJ tonight that incumbent Freeholder Ronda Casson rondCotroneo will not pursue re-election this year.

The source said the party is mildly spooked by Clerk Kristin Corrado’s victory last year.

Running with amped support from the Peter Murphy wing of the Republican Party, Corrado withstood an aggressive challenge by Hawthorne Democrat Jeff Gardner.

As Cotroneo is the only woman on the freeholder board, her replacement within the Democratic organization is likely to be a woman, the source added.

Source: Passaic Freeholder will not seek re-election