At least three Hudson assemblymen poised for departure
By Max Pizarro | November 8th, 2012 - 5:20pm
| More

It’s volatile in Hudson County ahead of next year’s legislative elections.

Against the backdrop of a developing 2013 mayor’s race, City Hall sources said the two assemblymen in the 33rd District won’t return to Trenton next year, regardless of who wins the mayoral contest.

The 31st District will also lose a sitting assemblyman, according to another source.

The source told PolitickerNJ.com the HCDO has every intention of giving Assemblyman Charles Mainor (D-31) the heave-ho. 

Another source confirmed that, saying the assemblyman "raises no money, offers no ground support and is not a giant in Trenton."

As for Assemblyman Sean Connors (D-33), Mayor Jerry Healy cemented Connors into a bid to become the next Ward D councilman, the first source said.

A cop with a big community service profile, Connors on the ticket would shore up Healy in the mayor’s pursuit of a third term, this time against Councilman Steve Fulop, said the source.

Who runs in place of Mainor and Connors will be determined in part by who wins the mayor's race in May and developing alliances.

It's not unusual to see turnout in Hudson of this nature. Another Democrat, speaking on condition of anonymity, noted the tendency of Hudson County assembly people to have short shelf lives, subject to county battles.

Hudson County sources told PolitickerNJ.com that Assemblyman Ruben Ramos (D-33) won’t seek re-election, opting instead to run against Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer.

Ramos later told PolitickerNJ.com he has every intention of returning to the assembly where - if he runs for mayor - he can challenge Zimmer from elected office.

Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: September 23rd

Sources: pen/ben debacle going back to 2011 worsens Newark's woes They already knew the financial situation was bad in Newark - but it turns out it’s worse. In a conversation with the front office this morning in Trenton, Newark lawmakers expressed worry about the state’s relative sparse offering of...

Op-Ed

Legislation needed for publicly financed gubernatorial elections

By JEFF BRINDLE It is critical that the Legislature soon enact a pending bill that would ensure the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program is available in the event of a special election for governor.  Not only is there no current legal... Read More >

Contributors

Sports and politics do mix: Welcome the next NFL Commissioner, Condi Rice          There are many sports fans who insist on believing that old bromide that sports and politics do... more »
(9-17-14) Viral Video Prompts Questionable NJ Municipal Ordinance -  Socrates said, “While I might disagree with what you say, I will defend to the death your right to say... more »
(Asbury Park, NJ) -- There's a word for someone who says one thing and does another: hypocrite.  There's no shortage of 'em in Trenton -- from ... more »
 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »

Quote of the Day

quote of the day

"Enlisting Fox is another reminder of how much Christie has truly relied on insiders, including Democrats, to bolster his agenda or bail him out of trouble. Not long after arriving in Trenton in 2009, Christie began collaborating with George Norcross, the deeply entrenched Democratic Party kingmaker, to help him cut deals with a Democratic-controlled Legislature.
When his close ally David Samson resigned as chairman of the Port Authority over conflict-of-interest questions earlier this year, Christie replaced Samson with John Degnan, a pillar of the Democratic Party establishment. And now, confronted with a crisis, Christie has turned to “Jamie,’’ as Fox has been known throughout political circles since he began as an aide in the Democratic Senate in the 1980s." - columnist Charles Stile

- The Bergen Record

Poll

Who will succeed Chris Christie as governor of New Jersey?:

Blogroll

Visit the PolitickerNJ.com/resources page for links to the best collection of information on New Jersey state government.

 

  • Polls
  • The best blogs
  • Columnists
  • State election results
  • Assembly election results
  • Local party websites
  • And more.

PolitickerNJ.com/resources