No shortage of Democrats to fill Wagner seat

If Connie Wagner is successful in her bid for the State Assembly, there will be no shortage of potential candidates to replace her in January. A short list includes: Bergen County Improvement Authority Commissioner Cid Wilson, who was seeking an Assembly seat in the 37th district earlier this year, but withdrew when the party united behind the incumbents; Fort Lee Council President (and Acting Mayor) Ila Kasofsky; Rev. Vernon Walton, a former Englewood Councilman; Little Ferry Councilman Thomas Sarlo, the brother of State Senator Paul Sarlo; Bergen County Improvement Authority Chairman Ronald O'Malley, and former Assemblyman (and Hackensack Police Chief) Ken Zisa.

Attorney Joseph Ariyan and River Edge Councilwoman Esther Fletcher could also emerge as candidates for Wagner's Freeholder seat if they lose their bids for the Legislature in District 39 this fall.

No shortage of Democrats to fill Wagner seat