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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
Deborah Scanlon
Party Affiliation: Democrat

Contact Info
Telephone: 908-527-4100
E-mail: dscanlon@ucnj.org

Candidate Information

Professional Background: Mrs. Scanlon works as a paralegal specializing in family law.

Family Life: The candidate and her husband Patrick, a former mayor of Union Township live in Union. They have three children and five grandchildren.

Governmental Experience: In 2003, the candidate was re-elected to her third term as freeholder. As chairwoman of the Board, Mrs. Scanlon oversaw the creation of the Committee on Homeland Security. She also implemented the Preserve Union County program, which aims to preserve historic and architectural sites in Union County.  Prior to her election to the Board of Freeholders, Mrs. Scanlon served on the Union Township Board of Education. While on the school board, she served as Finance Chair, representative to the Union Township Committee and liaison to the Union County School Boards Association.

Clubs and Organizations: The candidate is a member of the Union County St. Patrick’s Day Committee and was named Irish-American Citizen of the Year in 1995. Additionally, she is a founding member of the Irish-American Society of Union. Mrs. Scanlon is involved in the civic associations in both Union Township and Connecticut Farms.

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

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Last Updated: Friday, September 15, 2006
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