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The Races:

District 20
State Senate
- Linda Gagliano (R)
- Ray Lesniak (D)
General Assembly
- Neil Cohen (D)
- Joseph Cryan (D)
District 21
State Senate
- Tom Kean Jr. (R)
- Gina Genovese (D)
General Assembly
- Jon Bramnick (R)
- Eric Munoz (R)
- Norman Albert (D)
- Bruce Bergen (D)
- Ryan Reyes (G)
- George DeCarlo (G)
District 22
State Senate
- Rose McConnell (R)
- Nicholas Scutari (D)
General Assembly
- Bryan DesRochers (R)
- Robert Gatto (R)
- Jerry Green (D)
- Linda Stender (D)
County Freeholders
- Patricia Quattrocchi (R)
- John Russitano Jr. (R)
- Robert Reilly (R)
- Daniel Sullivan (D)
- Bette Jane Kowalski (D)
- Rayland Van Blake (D)
- Adrian Mapp
- Becky McHugh
- George O'Grady
County Sheriff
- Peter Lijoii (R)
- Ralph Froehlich (D)
- Charles Mitchell Sr.
Westfield Council
First Ward
- Frank Arena (R)
- Ross Katz (D)
Second Ward
- Jo Ann Neylan (R)
- Bruce Regenstreich (D)
Third Ward
- Mark Ciarrocca (R)
- Matt Sontz (D)
Fourth Ward
- James Foerst (R)
- Lenore Scurry (D)
Fanwood Mayor
- Colleen Mahr (D)
Fanwood Council
- Anthony Parenti (R)
- Joel Stroz (R)
- Katherine Mitchell (D)
- William Populus (D)
Garwood Council
- Anthony Sytko (R)
- Dennis Clark (R)
- Charles Lombardo (D)
- Stephen Napolitano (D)
Mountainside Mayor
- Robert Viglianti (R)
Mountainside Council
- Glenn Mortimer (R)
- Jeffrey Wass (R)
goleader.com Election Coverage 2007 
Union County Sheriff
Charles Mitchell Sr.
Party Affiliation: Independent

Candidate Information

Hometown: Roselle 

Professional Background: Rev. Dr. Mitchell is a Sheriff’s Officer with the Essex County Sheriff’s Office. He has been in Law enforcement and security for 27 years. He is also the Senior Pastor of the True Vine Baptist Church of Asbury Park.

Education: The candidate has a bachelors and masters degree from Metropolitan Theological Seminary in Pastoral Theology. He also holds a doctorate degree from United Theological Seminary in Divinity.

Family Life: A resident of Union County for 10 years, Rev. Mitchell has been married to Robin for 22 years. They have two sons, Charles 2nd, 20, who attends Union County College (Cranford campus) and Michael, 19, who will attend college in the spring semester. 

Government Experience: Rev. Mitchell services on the Everett Hatcher committee in Roselle. He oversees community outreaches in Roselle.

Clubs, Organization, Committees: Rev. Mitchell is the president of GoldStar, a consortium of law-enforcement business professionals and firefighters. He is a member of Police Benevolent Association 183. He also serves on many religious and civil associations.

Major Campaign Issues: Rev. Mitchell looks forward to restoring integrity to the 
Sheriff‘s Office. One of his main goals is to work with all local law-enforcement agencies to promote a secure Union County.

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Last Updated: Friday, October 26, 2007
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