Mallet will run with Karcher, Panter

Monmouth County Democrats are expected to endorse Amy Mallet, a Fair Haven businesswoman, to run for State Assembly in the 12th district. She will run on a slate with State Sen. Ellen Karcher and Assemblyman Michael Panter.

"Amy will make a superb Assemblywoman," said Panter. "A widely recognized business leader, a mother, a philanthropist, a trustee of her synagogue, and someone who will lead in the Assembly just as she has in her community.”

Mallet sought the Democratic nomination for Assembly in 2003. Running on a ticket with Senate candidate Gordon Gemma, she lost the primary to Panter and Dr. Robert Morgan.

She will seek the open seat of Republican Assemblywoman Jennifer Beck, who is running for Senate against Karcher.

The Republican Assembly candidates are Little Silver Councilman Declan O'Scanlon, who lost narrowly in 2005, and attorney Caroline Cassagrande.

Mallet will run with Karcher, Panter