New candidate in district 36

There’s a new Assembly candidate in district 36.

Don Diorio, a businessman from Carlstadt, has joined state Senate candidate Mike Guarino and Assembly candidate Carmen Pio Costa on the district’s Republican ticket. They’ll take on three incumbent Democrats: state Senator Paul Sarlo, Assemblyman Gary Schaer and Assemblyman Frederick Scalera.

Diorio replaces Rutherford realtor Aileen Vitale, who recently dropped out of the race.

New candidate in district 36