As competitive as most insiders believe the Newark mayor’s race is, there remains considerable speculation about the future of Paterson.
There’s a mayor’s race there, too, next year, and a big roster of emerging candidates, starting with incumbent Mayor Jeff Jones, who’s running.
So is former Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres.
The plans of Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-35) are a mystery right now.
“I haven’t ruled out running for mayor, but my focus right now is on the countywide and legislative contests on Nov. 5th,” the assemblyman told PolitickerNJ.com.
Many insiders are focused on Wimberly, who four years ago proved the high vote getter on the local ticket that propelled Jones to power.