Baer’s running mates

During a 34-year career in the New Jersey Legislature, Byron Baer had six Democratic running mates that served with him in Trenton: Albert Burstein, a former Assembly Majority Leader who served from 1972 to 1982; Bennett Mazur, who served from Burstein's retirement until his resignation, due to illness, in 1992; Loretta Weinberg, who had been Mazur's legislative aide, from 1992 until 2005; Charles "Ken" Zisa, who went to the Assembly when Baer moved up to the Senate in 1993 and served until he ran for Bergen County Sheriff in 2001; and Gordon Johnson, who replaced Zisa. During Baer's 22 years as an Assemblyman, he served with State Senator Matthew Feldman, who defeated GOP Senator Joseph Woodcock in 1973.

Baer’s running mates