Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Three candidates have tossed their hats in the ring for the Maplewood Democratic Committee endorsement for Township Committee, according to MDC Chair Ian Grodman.

As Monday's deadline passed for prospective candidates to submit their names for the committee endorsement, those entering the race include incumbent Vic Deluca and challengers Dean Dafis and Carla Caraballo.

Read more about Dafis HERE and Caraballo HERE.

Dean Dafis
All three are seeking the primary nomination for the two seats up for grabs this year. Along with the seat held by Deluca, who is also Maplewood mayor, the second seat held by TC Member India Larrier is open as Larrier has chosen not to run for re-election.

Grodman said the MDC will interview the three candidates sometime in March and make its endorsement public then.

The endorsement is key in that it gives those who receive it a party line spot on the June 6 primary ballot and access to Democratic Committee funding.

Candidates who do not receive the endorsement can still run in the primary. The deadline to enter is April 3. 

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