Bergen lawyer mulls Senate bid vs. Cardinale

Joseph Ariyan, a 41-year-old lawyer from Saddle River, has begun raising money for a challenge to veteran Republican State Senator Gerald Cardinale in the 39th district. Ariyan has been active in Bergen County Democratic politics, and is the county’s Public Advocate for Land Use. The 72-year-old Cardinale was first elected to the State Assembly in 1979 and moved up to the Senate in 1981, defeating incumbent Frank Herbert. He was re-elected to an eighth term in 2003 with 62% of the vote against Ramsey Mayor Richard Muti.

Bergen lawyer mulls Senate bid vs. Cardinale