A bid to return to public office did not go well for octogenerian former Assemblywoman Angela Perun: she won just 19% of the vote in a bid for a return to the Plainfield City Council earlier this month. Perun had served as a Councilwoman from 1978 to 1981 and as an Assemblywoman from 1981 to 1985. In 1985, Democrats denied her party support for a third term (they backed Piscataway Mayor — now State Senator — Robert Smith instead). After switching parties, she just narrowly lost her re-election bid as a Republican. Still, her 19% is more than double the 8% former four-term State Senator Joseph Bubba received in his 2004 bid for a seat on the Pompano Beach, Florida City Commission.