The Sparta Independent asked the candidates in the competitive race for Sussex County County commissioner to submit a statement of 400 words that includes their response to the question: What are the most pressing issues facing the county, and how would you address them?
There are two open county commissioner seats, each with a three-year term:
Republican Dawn Fantasia is running for re-election
Republican Chris Carney was appointed to fill a vacancy is is now running for a full term
Democrat Scott Paul, challenger
Democrat Mike Vrabel, challenger
For more information, see the Sparta sample ballot.