It's Tony Monteiro's for the asking, according to an Elizabeth source.
The former City Councilman (and 2011 Assembly challenger) is poised to top a Democratic Primary ticket opposing state Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-20) this year.
But Monteiro is not yet cemented as the candidate.
2011 state Senate candidate Jerome Dunn is still in the mix, the source said. If Monteiro doesn't run for Senate, Dunn could return. The assistant schools superintendent could also be on the ticket with Monteiro as an Assembly candidate.
Also under consideration for the Assembly: law student Madeline Fajardo, daughter of former School Board President/political leader Rafael Fajardo. Hillside Mayor Joe Menza, up for re-election this year in May, has not ruled out lending his name to the anti-incumbent cause.
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