Watson Coleman’s “drive-by” candidate

The Star-Ledger’s The Auditor column on Sunday reported that Assembly Majority Leader Bonnie Watson Coleman sought a pardon for Kiburi Tucker, the son of the late Assemblyman Donald Tucker. Kiburi Ticker was in prison from 1997 to 2001 following his conviction on charges relating to a 1996 drive-by shooting in Newark. He wants to run for Newark City Council this year and needs a gubernatorial pardon to do so. Watson Coleman, the Democratic State Chairman, reportedly called the Governor’s office minutes before Richard Codey was succeeded by Jon Corzine.

Watson Coleman’s “drive-by” candidate