Kate Whitman announced today that she will seek the Republican nomination for Congress in the seventh district. The former congressional aide and GOP operative is the daughter of former Gov. Christine Todd Whitman.
“I’m running for Congress because I believe I can provide the type of first class representation and constituent service that the people of the 7th Congressional District want and deserve,” said Whitman. “People are tired of politics as usual in Washington, and as a small businesswoman and mother of two, I will bring a unique perspective that will achieve results.”
Several Republicans are expected to seek the seat being vacated by Republican Michael Ferguson, including Senate Minority Leader Leonard Lance, Scotch Plains Mayor Martin Marks and Summit Councilwoman Kelly Hatfield. Assemblyman Peter Biondi is also considering a House bid.
Democrats appear united behind Linda Stender, a four-term Assemblywoman from Union County who came within one percentage point of ousting Ferguson in 2006.