By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog
The Middlesex County Republican Organization met on Saturday at Royal Albert’s Palace in Edison to select their 2016 candidate, Save Jerseyans.
Donald Trump carried the non-binding Presidential Straw Poll with 90 votes to John Kasich‘s 38 and Ted Cruz‘s 30.
Trump currently has the backing of the Atlantic, Bergen, Mercer, Middlesex, and Passaic organizations.
In the 6th Congressional District, Brent Sonnek- Schmeltz defeated Peter Cerrato, 90 to 22. Sonnek-Schmeltz was previously endorsed by the Monmouth County Republican Organization.
Over in the 12th Congressional District, Steven J. Uccio, who recently won the backing of the Mercer GOP, overcame Robert Shapiro, 43 to 18.
“Peter” Pedro Pisar of South Amboy won the Middlesex Sheriff nomination. He’s a retired Middlesex County Sheriff’s officer. His opponent, David Pawski of Sayreville, who serves as a current Middlesex County Sheriff’s officer, lost by just 18 votes (102 to 84).
Finally, Joseph “Joe” Scillieri of Jamesburg, Kathleen “Katie” Calabrese of Old Bridge, and Zhiyu “Jimmy” Hu of Highland Park won the nominating convention’s unanimous backing to compete for three freeholder seats in November.