The Asbury Park Press is reporting that "federal and state law enforcement officials are investigating activities connected to the previous city administration headed by former Mayor Joseph Vas." Wilda Diaz, who ousted Vas in the mayoral election last spring, confirmed that prosecutors have requested certain information. This won't help Vas keep his State Assembly seat in 2009.
South Amboy Mayor Jack O'Leary and Carteret Mayor Daniel Reiman are viewed as possible challengers to Vas at the Middlesex County Democratic Convention. Diaz won't have much clout, since Vas — now the Democratic Municipal Chairman — has retained control of the Perth Amboy Democratic organization.