Possible candidates for Stender’s Assembly seat

The chance the Linda Stender could win election to the U.S. House of Representatives this year has led to some limited discussions among Democratic insiders about a possible replacement for her 22nd district Assemblys seat. Some short-list candidates include: longtime Democratic National Committeewoman June Fischer, Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, Union County Freeholder Rick Proctor, North Plainfield Council President Nathan Rudy, and Rahway Council President Jennifer Wenson-Maier. One name not being discussed as a potential Assembly candidate is former Governor James E. McGreevey, a resident of Plainfield whose standing among voters might have improved with his best-sellling book, The Confession. McGreevey says that he will not be a candidate for public office again — as did Richard Nixon after losing a race for Governor of California in 1962. If Stender were to beat GOP Congressman Michael Ferguson, 22nd District Democrats would hold a Special Election Convention after she resigns in January to fill the remaining year of her term.

Possible candidates for Stender’s Assembly seat