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Armwood, Azcona-Barber, and Kenny win Middlesex Freeholder Nomination, Scott wins Sheriff Nomination

Armwood, Azcona-Barber, and Kenny win Middlesex Freeholder Nomination, Scott wins Sheriff Nomination

Middlesex County Freeholders Charles Kenny and Kenneth Armwood, Sheriff Mildred Scott, and Claribel Azcona-Barber, the county pick to replace retiring Freeholder Blanquita Valenti, have won their primary.

Azcona-Barber defeated former Perth Amboy councilman Joel Pabon to gain the backing of her party organization in March.

Azcona-Barber has spent nineteen years as a Democratic county committeewoman from New Brunswick. She has served as a legislative aide to Assemblyman Joseph Egan (D-New Brunswick), as an executive assistant to the New Jersey Secretary of State, and on the staffs of Governors James E. McGreevey and Jon Corzine.

Freeholder Armwood is a lifelong resident of Piscataway and a graduate of Rutgers University, and was elected to the Council in 2004. He served as Council President in 2008 and 2013.

A lifelong Woodbridge resident, Freeholder Kenny is a graduate of Middlesex County College. Since 1995, he has served his hometown as Chief of Woodbridge Fire District #1. Kenny has also served as Woodbridge Council President in 2003 and 2013.

Sheriff Scott was elected as the first female Sheriff for the county of Middlesex and the first African American Sheriff in the state of New Jersey in 2011.