Williams takes office, but not Huttle

Former Newark Board of Education President Evelyn Williams is scheduled to take the oath of office to fill the State Assembly seat of the late Donald Tucker, who passed away in October. Williams won a Special Election Convention last month, easily defeating Essex County Freeholder (and former Assemblyman) Ralph Caputo. The Assembly seat left vacant by the election of Loretta Weinberg to the Senate will remain vacant until the new Legislature takes office in January. Bergen County Democrats were unable to get a quorum at their Special Election Convention in the 37th district, where Valerie Vainieri Huttle was running unopposed. Huttle, a Bergen County Freeholder at odds with the county Democratic leadership, was elected to the Assembly in November and will take office in Janaury.

Williams takes office, but not Huttle