NEW COUNTY FREEHOLDER: MARIE HAYES

Cape May County republicans have selected Marie Hayes to be the newest member of the Board of Chosen Freeholders.  Republicans gathered on Wednesday evening and selected Hayes to fill the unexpired term of Susan Sheppard, who resigned her seat after winning the election for Cape May County Surrogate in November.  Hayes outpolled Lower Township’s Stig Blomkvest 123-89.  Hayes is from Ocean City, and she will be sworn in to her new office on Friday at Noon.  She will serve on the board until December 31st.