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The Races:

U.S. Senate
- Tom Kean, Jr. (R)
- Robert Menendez (D)
U.S. Congress
- Mike Ferguson (R)
- Linda Stender (D)
County Freeholders
- Patricia Quattrocchi (R)
- Glenn Mortimer (R)
- Diane Barabas (R)
- Deborah Scanlon (D)
- Alexander Mirabella (D)
- Chester Holmes (D)
Scotch Plains Council
- Nancy Malool (R)
- Carolyn Sorge (R)
- Rich Duthie (R)
- Neal LeStrange (D)
- Kevin Glover (D)
- Jeff Strauss (D)
Fanwood Council
- Richard Alber (R)
- Andrew MacDonald (R)
- Donna Dolce (D)
- David Valian (D)
Garwood Mayor
- Bruce Paterson
- Dennis McCarthy (D)
Garwood Council
- Dennis Clark (R)
- Jim Matheson (R)
- Kathleen Villaggio (D)
- Keith Sluka (D)
Mountainside Council
- Robert W. Messler (R)
- William R. Lane (R)
Goleader Election Coverage 2006 
Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Chester Holmes
Party Affiliation: Democrat

Contact Info
Telephone: (908) 527-4100
E-mail: cholmes@ucnj.org

Candidate Information

Professional Background: Mr. Holmes worked in law enforcement for almost 30 years, serving as a police officer and retiring as a detective after 29 years. He currently works as a private investigator and serves as owner and president of Holmes Security and Investigations, located in Rahway.

Education: The candidate is a graduate of Rahway High School and took classes in criminal justice at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, Essex County College and Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

Family Life: Mr. Holmes lives in Rahway and is the father of seven children.

Governmental Experience: The candidate was re-elected to a third term as freeholder in 2003. Mr. Holmes serves on Union County’s Homeland Security Committee, which oversees emergency and security preparations. He also works on the Economic Development Committee and Fiscal Affairs Committee and is the Chairman of the Union County Families
First Funding Committee. Before he was elected to the Board of Freeholders, he served as Rahway City Councilman from 1989 to 1997.

Clubs and Organizations: Mr. Holmes is actively involved at the Rahway Friendship Baptist Church, where he has served as a trustee for 30 years and a chairman of the board for several years. The candidate has also coached the church’s basketball team. He is a lifetime member of the NAACP’s Rahway chapter and has been honored by the organization for his work in the surrounding area.

Information compiled from: www.unioncountynj.org/freehold/holmes.htm

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Last Updated: Friday, September 15, 2006
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