Courier News endorses GOP in 22nd District

The Courier News has endorsed Republicans Bo Vastine and Marty Marks over incumbent Democrats Assemblywoman Linda Stender (D-Fanwood) and Assemblyman Jerry Green (R-Plainfield) in the 22nd Legislative District race.

“Marks in particular offers a valuable perspective on how the state’s policy mistakes translate into additional problems on the local level,” the editorial noted of the former Scotch Plains mayor.”His service in the Scotch Plains government includes years of frustration over the effects of Civil Service regulations, arbitration rules and union excesses on local budgets. He would bring to Trenton the proper sense of urgency in correcting systemic flaws that drive up the costs of government in the state.”