Union County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders , whose nine members are elected at-large to three-year terms of office on a staggered basis with three seats coming up for election each year, with an appointed County Manager overseeing the day-to-day operations of the county. At an annual reorganization meeting held in the beginning of January, the board selects a Chairman and Vice Chairman from among its members.  As of 2014 [update] , Union County's Freeholders are Chairman Christopher Hudak ( D , Linden , term ends December 31, 2014),  Vice Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh (D, Roselle , 2015),  Bruce Bergen (D, Springfield Township , 2015),  Linda Carter (D, Plainfield , 2016),  Angel G. Estrada (D, Elizabeth , 2014),  Sergio Granados (D, Elizabeth, 2016)  Bette Jane Kowalski (D, Cranford , 2016),  Alexander Mirabella (D, Fanwood , 2015)  and Vernell Wright (D, Union , 2014).   Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi (D, Union, 2015),  Sheriff Ralph Froehlich (D, Union, 2016)  and Surrogate James S. LaCorte (D, Springfield Township, 2014).   The County Manager is Alfred Faella. 
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