One-third of Democrats don’t attend 14th district convention

Turnout was a factor for the Easter weekend Democratic convention to choose an Assembly candidate in the fourteenth district: about one-third of the elected Democratic County Committee did not participate. The nomination of labor leader Wayne D'Angelo as the Democratic candidate for State Assembly in the fourteenth district represents a clear victory for three key supporters: Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein, Hamilton Township Mayor Glen Gilmore and Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes. The trio backed D'Angelo, viewed by Democrats involved in the upcoming legislative campaigns as the strongest candidate, in his 41 to 37 win over Hamilton Democratic Municipal Chairman Daniel Benson, a former Council President and an unsuccessful Assembly candidate in 2005. Greenstein, gets the running mate she wanted after suffering through two previous campaigns with candidates she did not get along with.

One-third of Democrats don’t attend 14th district convention