Essex County Dems Mourn Passing of Phil Thigpen

Phil Thigpen, longtime Essex County Democratic chairman died yesterday at 87. Thigpen served as an East Orange councilman, an Essex County freeholder and, since 2010, as the county’s elected register of deeds. According to the Star Ledger, Thigpen, in 2012, cast New Jersey’s 14 electoral votes for President Obama as president of the state’s Electoral College.

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Brendan Gill Freeholder