Expect Bark to retire

There seems to be a consensus among South Jersey GOP leaders that 76-year-old State Senator Martha Bark — who has spent much of the last year battling ethics issues — will not be a candidate for re-election in 2007. Republicans have not yet picked a successor, and the elevation of one of the two Republican Assemblymen — Francis Bodine and Larry Chatzidakis — to the Senate is not automatic.

Expect Bark to retire