The major players in Essex County have thrown their support behind Mila Jasey to take over Mims Hackett’s spot on the ballot.
Jasey, a South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education member, has won the support of Senate President Richard Codey, Assemblyman John McKeon, County Executive Joe DiVincenzo and Essex County Democratic Chairman Phil Thigpen.
That all but assures her the nod from the Essex County Democratic Committee, who will vote on a ballot replacement on Wednesday.
“She puts together the whole package. She’s got great academic credentials, she’s had a distinguished professional career,” said McKeon. “The nice thing is she’s retired so she will have the requisite time to devote to the campaign."
McKeon said he and Codey met with Jasey yesterday afternoon and decided to throw their support behind her yesterday. Jasey also met this morning with Thigpen.