Menendez aide may seek Assembly seat vs. HCDO

One of U.S. Senator Robert Menendez's top staffers, Nicholas Chiarvalloti, says he is mulling a bid for State Assembly in the 31st district. The Bayonne Democrat, who serves as Menendez's State Director, says he will decide within the next 24 hours if he will take on former Assemblyman Joseph Chiappone and former State Senator/ex-Acting Jersey City Mayor L. Harvey Smith, who are expected to run on the Hudson County Democratic Organization line with Senate candidate Sandra Bolden Cunningham. Chiarvalloti could wind up on a ticket with incumbent Assemblyman Louis Manzo.

Menendez aide may seek Assembly seat vs. HCDO