Candidates file petitions for upcoming elections

Douglas Cabana, Kathy DeFillippo and Thomas Mastrangelo

PARSIPPANY  — The deadline of Monday, April 1, has passed for filing for November’s election. This year there are three seats for Township Council up for grabs to serve a four year term.

According to Township Clerk Khaled Madin, Republican Incumbents Paul Carifi, Jr, Michael dePierro, Loretta Gragnani and newcomer James Carifi will vie for the three seats in the upcoming June 4 primary. The three winners will face off Democrat candidates Cori Herbig, Rob Kaminski and Judy Hernandez in the November general election.

Other candidates on the June 4 Primary ballot will include:

Morris County Freeholder
Freeholder Incumbents Kathy DeFillippo, Doug Cabana and Thomas Mastrangelo seeking reelection. Republican candidates William Felegi, Catherine Winterfield and Donald Dinsmore also entered the race. They will face off at the June 4 primary. The winner of the primary will compete in November against a slate of Democrats. The Democrat candidates are Cara Parmigiani, Cary Amaro and David Timpanaro.

Morris County Surrogate
Morris County Freeholder Heather Darling, Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll and Isabella Alfano of Parsippany will compete in primary for Morris County Surrogate, a five-year post. The winner of the primary will compete in November against Democratic lawyer Michael Thompson.

Morris County Sheriff
Republican incumbent James Gannon has filed to run for his second three-year term as Morris County Sheriff. Gannon has no primary challenge but will face Democrat and former Morris County Undersheriff William Schievella, who is also facing no primary challenge.

Assembly – 26th District
Republican incumbents BettyLou DeCroce and Jay Weber will face off Democrats Laura Fortgang and Christine Clark in the November general election.

You are eligible to vote if you are a citizen of the United States; are a Morris County resident 30 days before the election; are a resident of the election district in which you expect to vote on Election Day, you will be 18 years of age on or before the next election (Note you can register at 17, but can’t vote until you turn 18) and you are not incarcerated, on parole, or on probation due to a conviction for an indictable offense under any federal or state laws.

During the primary election to be held on June 4, you can only vote for candidates in your party affiliation (such as Democrat or Republican). If you wish to change this affiliation, you may do by April 10 for the primary election. Click here to download a voter registration application to change party affiliation.

You must register to vote 21 days before any election, which is May 14 for the Primary election.

If you moved into Hanover Township click here download a voter registration application.

If you have any questions contact Morris County Board of Elections at (973) 285-6715.