Time to vote! Contested primaries in Morristown, Morris County, June 4

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If you are a registered Democrat or Republican in Greater Morristown, you will find some contested races that need your vote on primary day, Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

Morristown Democrats have contested council races in two wards.

Incumbent Stefan Armington hopes to campaign this fall for a third term in the Third Ward. But first, he faces a primary challenge from Steve Pylypchuk of the town environmental commission.

Councilman Stefan Armington, right, faces a primary challenge from Steve Pylypchuk in the Third Ward.
Councilman Stefan Armington, right, faces a primary challenge from Steve Pylypchuk in the Third Ward.

In the Second Ward, Council Vice President Hiliari Davis wants a second term. But Tawanna Cotten of the Morristown Housing Authority’s Resident Council thinks she’s the best candidate.

Read our preview of these campaigns.

Council Vice President Hiliari Davis, left, faces a primary challenge from Tawanna Cotten.
Council Vice President Hiliari Davis, left, faces a primary challenge from Tawanna Cotten.

ASSEMBLY 25TH DISTRICT

Two seats are being contested Tuesday by Republicans in the 25th District, which covers most of Morris, including Morristown and Morris Township, and parts of Somerset counties.

One is held by Boonton Township resident Anthony M. Bucco, who aims to keep it. The other is being relinquished by his GOP colleague, Michael Patrick Carroll, who is running for Morris County Surrogate. (See below.)

Also in the GOP primary hunt: Denville resident Aura Kenny Dunn, a former legislative aide to former Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen; Brian Bergen of Denville; and John M. Barbarula of Randolph.

The Democrats will send Lisa Bhimani of Mendham and Darcy Draeger of Chester into the general election.

MORRIS FREEHOLDERS

Republicans have a contested race for the Morris County freeholder board.

Three three-year terms will be up for grabs in November.  Tuesday’s primary pits GOP incumbents Douglas Cabana of Boonton, Kathy DeFillippo of Sucasunna and
Thomas Mastrangelo of Montville against challengers Donald Dinsmore of Morristown, William Felegi of Lake Hopatcong and Catherine Winterfield of Pompton Plains.

Three Democrats filed for the primary: Cara Parmigiani, an attorney from Morris Plains; and Cary Amaro and David Timpana, both of Randolph.

MORRIS SURROGATE

Three Republicans also are vying in the primary for the right to run for Morris County Surrogate, a five-year term. John Pecoraro, a Republican, is not seeking re-election.

GOP contenders are Michael Patrick Carroll, a Morris Township resident stepping down after years as an Assemblyman in the 25th District; Heather Darling, a Morris County freeholder from Succasunna; and Isabella Alfano from Lake Hiawatha in Parsippany.

Michael T. Thompson of Mendham Township, is unopposed on the Democrats’ side.

Polls are open from 6 am to 8 pm on Tuesday. You must be registered as a Republican or Democrat to vote. A newly registered voter, or a voter who has never voted in a Primary Election, can affiliate with a party on the day of the primary.Here are polling places in MorristownMorris Township or Morris Plains. Polling information for other Morris County towns is here.

Come back to MorristownGreen.com for results after polls close on Tuesday!

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