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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
Diane Barabas
Party Affiliation: Republican

Contact Info
Telephone: (908) 789-0200
Website: www.unioncountygop.org

Candidate Information

Professional Background: Mrs. Barabas currently works as a realtor associate at Prudential New Jersey Properties in Westfield. She also owns Diane B Designs, an interior design consulting firm which was located in downtown Westfield for eight years. Before the birth of her children, Mrs. Barabas worked for Westinghouse/Philips Lighting’s manufacturing department as a wage and salary executive administrator.

Education: The candidate holds an Associates degree in communications and Spanish and attended Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison. She also holds both a residential and commercial certification in the lighting industry from the Illuminating Engineering Society. Additionally, Mrs. Barabas annually attends summer college in Rome, Italy.

Family Life: Mrs. Barabas and her husband live in Westfield. They have two children, Kristina and Karsten.

Governmental Experience: This is the candidate’s first attempt at public office, however she has been involved in the Westfield community. She currently serves as the Mayor’s appointee on the Westfield Downtown Corporation Special Improvement District. Mrs. Barabas has also served as chairman of The Westfield Chamber of Commerce, and chairman of the Westfield Day Care Center Auxiliary and the Board of Trustees.

Clubs and Organizations: Mrs. Barabas is a member of the Westfield Rotary Club and the Union County Board of Realtors.

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Last Updated: Friday, September 15, 2006
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