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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 Freeholder
Ralph Froehlich
Party Affiliation: Democrat

Contact Info
Telephone: (908) 527-4450
Website: www.ucnj.org
Email: rfroehlich
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Candidate Information

Professional Background: The candidate serves the County of Union as the Sheriff and has done so for 30 years - the longest running Sheriff in the history of the State of New Jersey. A career law enforcement officer,  he was a member of the Elizabeth Police Department for almost 20 years, attaining the rank of Lieutenant. He has received numerous commendations throughout his lifetime, including the New Jersey PBA Valor Award, Policeman of the Year and the Elizabeth Police Merit Awards.

 Education: A 1975 graduate of Kean College, he attended the Northwestern University Traffic Institute in 1968 and is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Honor Society.  Also attended the FBI Academy and other law enforcement institutions, where has received numerous law enforcement certifications.

Family Life: He and his wife Marlene live in Union and have five children.

Governmental Experience:  Sheriff Froehlich developed at least seven programs, which garnered national attention, some of which have also been adopted and used internationally, including his Fingerprint program, Play-It-Safe booklet and video, and gun safety programs for children.  The Sheriff’s Labor Assistance Program (SLAP) has saved county taxpayers more than $16.3 million over the past ten years. The Sheriff's Office implemented a Municipal Transportation Program several years ago in an effort to relieve Municipal Police Departments from the burden of transporting their prisoners to and from the Jail, keeping more police on patrol.

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Last Updated: Friday, October 19, 2007
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