Promoted by Jason Springer: Feel free to tell us about your Legislative District.
New Jersey, the state that constantly has an election looming, will be voting in 2009 for all 80 members of the General Assembly and the Governor’s office. These races, along with municipal and county elections are all important in building party infrastructure and developing candidates for higher office. Recruiting viable Assembly candidates, especially in districts that do not lean Democratic is difficult.
My hometown of Wanaque is part of the 40th Legislative District, represented by Senator Kevin O’Toole and Assemblymen Scott Rumana and Dave Russo. O’Toole is a moderate Republican from Cedar Grove ,who, fortunately is not on the ballot in 2009, because his presence at the top of the ticket would surely provide a bounce for the down ticket Assembly and local candidates.
The 40th consists of parts of Essex, Bergen, and Passaic Counties and has a Republican tilt. This is not a district a Democrat issupposed to win, but is definitely somewhere a Democrat can win if he/she has the right formula of name identification and fund raising ability.