Special Election Convention

If the New Jersey Supreme Court declines to overturn Judge Peter Doyne’s ruling in the 37th district State Senate race, a Special Democratic Convention will be held on Thursday to replace Loretta Weinberg as one of the Democratic candidates for State Assembly on the November general election ballot. Former Assemblyman Ken Zisa, who led Weinberg by one vote after the September 15th special election convention, is expected to be the Bergen County Democratic Organization’s candidate. Weinberg is backing Freeholder Valierie Vainieri Huttle. There is still some question as to whether a Special Election Convention will be held as well. Weinberg will withdraw from the Assembly race to run for Senate, but she does not necessarily need to resign her seat until she is sworn in as a State Senator. The Senate is not scheduled to meet again until after the election.

Special Election Convention