WASHINGTON, D.C. – Somerset Republicans appear close to putting together their countywide ticket,
Veteran Freeholder Peter Palmer isn’t running for reelection this year, and incumbent Freeholder Brian Levine needs a running mate.
A source on the chamber trip said Bernards Mayor Carol Bianchi – long thought to be the Republicans’ countywide newcomer in 2017 – won’t run.
Instead, Somerville Mayor Brian Gallagher appears poised to sub for Palmer. Somerville is a Democratic town, but Gallagher wins there.