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Morris County Surrogate Darling named as COANJ officer and Surrogates Section Chief 2021-2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – Morris County Surrogate Heather J. Darling, Esq. was named an officer of the Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey (COANJ) and she has accepted the position of secretary of the association.

Surrogate Darling was sworn in on September 16 at the COANJ’s Installation Dinner. Additionally, she was named the Surrogates Section Chief for 2021-2022.

COANJ is the formal organization of New Jersey Sheriffs, County Clerks, Surrogates and Registers of Deeds and Mortgages elected directly by the people of each of the 21 New Jersey counties.

“I am honored to have been nominated for these important positions in COANJ by my peers,” Darling said. “I look forward to working with each of the Constitutional Officers across this great State of New Jersey for the betterment of our respective offices.”

COANJ organized in 1920 and its members work in cooperation to improve services rendered to their respective counties. COANJ members meet regularly on matters of importance relating to the management of their offices; to submit and advocate for legislation in relation to the conduct of all the statutory requirements and duties relating to the offices of the Sheriffs, County Clerks, Surrogates and Registers of Deeds and Mortgages in the State of New Jersey and to encourage and maintain high standards of service.

Surrogate Darling congratulated  Secretary Michael Mastronardy, Ocean County Sheriff and Section Chief Susan Hoffman, Hunterdon County Surrogate for their service as she takes the oath for these offices.

“I appreciate the time and effort it takes to steward a statewide organization and I thank those who have served. I look forward to working with COANJ’s new President Christine Giordano Hanlon, Monmouth County Clerk; Vice President Michael Mastronardy, Ocean County Sheriff; and Dean Marcolongo, Cape May County Surrogate,” Darling said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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