Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin announces bid for county clerk

Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin, left, received the first ever award for an assemblyperson from the American Cancer Society for her efforts to improve patient welfare.


EAST BRUNSWICK–Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (D-Middlesex) announced that she will seek the Democratic nomination for Middlesex County Clerk.

“It has been my great honor to represent the 18th Legislative District in the General Assembly and I am thrilled that I will have the opportunity to represent all of Middlesex County as its next county clerk,” Pinkin said in a prepared statement dated Feb. 10. “I will be reaching out to the county committee and municipal leaders throughout the county in the coming weeks.”

Pinkin, a former East Brunswick councilwoman, has represented the 18th Legislative District in the General Assembly since 2014, according to the statement.

“Middlesex County has been my home and the place where my husband and I raised our family,” Pinkin said in the statement. “I am humbled by the opportunity to serve all of our residents and I believe strongly that my experience as both a local elected official and a state legislature has prepared me for this role.”

Pinkin is running to succeed Elaine Flynn, who has served as the Middlesex County clerk for the past 25 years.

During Flynn’s tenure, Middlesex County became a state leader in providing greater access to vote-by-mail for all residents, free of cost.

Flynn could not be reached for comment by press time.

Contact Vashti Harris at [email protected].