MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Surrogate Candidate Heather Darling held a breakfast fundraiser at The Park Avenue Club on Thursday, April 4.
Morris County Freeholder Heather Darling announced in February that she is running for county surrogate.
The current surrogate, Republican John Pecoraro, will be retiring at the end of this year, after being on the job for 25 years.
She joins the Republican race with Michael P. Carroll and Isabella Alfano.
The primary election will be held on Tuesday, June 4. The winning candidate on the Republican slate will face off with Michael Thompson, a Democrat running for Morris County Surrogate in the General Election on Tuesday, November 5.
Darling, a Morris Plains attorney, is in the second year of her first, three-year term as a freeholder.
Before being elected to the freeholder board, Darling was vice chair of the Roxbury Economic Development Committee, a member of both the Roxbury Zoning Board of Adjustment and Environmental Commission, a board member of the Roxbury Chamber of Commerce and was president of a group of volunteers who implemented a dog park in Roxbury.
As an attorney, Darling volunteers her time as a Special Civil Mediator and Early Settlement Panelist in the Morris and Sussex County courts, along with her participation in both state and local public defender programs. She has volunteered with the Morris County Housing Partnership and the County College of Morris Women’s Center. She is an alumnus the Morris County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Morris program.