As Gordon moves up, Wagner moves in

Connie Wagner will likely be the next Assemblywoman for district 38.

Bergen County Democratic Chairman Joe Ferriero has endorsed Wagner to fill the Assembly spot for Bob Gordon, who Ferriero endorsed earlier today to replace state Senator Joe Coniglio, according to Bergen County Democratic Organization spokesman Bill Maier.

Wagner, a Bergen County Freeholder and Paramus Councilwoman, will resign from both of those positions if she’s selected by the county committee and then elected as an Assemblywoman, said Maer.

Ferriero originally offered the position to Jim Tedesco under the condition that he give up his seat as mayor of Paramus. Tedesco declined.

Wagner is the third female Democratic Assembly candidate named in the last two days. Earlier today, Passaic County Freeholder Director Elease Evans was chosen to replace arrested former Assemblyman Alfred Steele on the ballot for district 35. And on Thursday, Democratic leaders in Essex County tapped South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education member Mila Jasey to fill arrested former Assemblyman Mims Hackett’s spot in district 27.

Maer would not speculate on who will replace Wagner as Freeholder, saying she has to win the nomination and election first.

As Gordon moves up, Wagner moves in