For Immediate Release
November 7, 2017
Somerset County Democrats Declare Victory in Clerk’s Race for Steve Peter Based on County Clerk’s Website Results
Brett Radi’s Official Somerset County Clerk Website Shows an Historic Democratic Victory
(Somerville, NJ) – Somerville Council President Steve Peter was declared the victor of the Somerset County Clerk’s race by Somerset County Democratic Chair Peg Schaffer tonight after a close win of less than 1 percent.
The Somerset County Clerk’s office reports on its website the challenger with 43,511 votes and the incumbent with 43,383 votes.
“I look forward to updating the County Clerk’s office to serve all the people of Somerset County with consistent, high-quality services,” said Peter. “I will work hard with my team to have a smooth transition and hit the ground running in January.”
“I am thrilled to have won the first Somerset County race for the Democratic Party in more than 35 years, and look forward to more in 2018,” said Schaffer. “I am saddened that we did not cross the finish line with our great Freeholder candidates, Shanel Robinson and Alex Avellan, but they ran a great race and will continue to be a credit to Somerset County for a long time.”