Gary Algeier, a former two-term Randolph Township Mayor and 12-year veteran of Council, today formally announced his candidacy for State Assembly in the 25th Legislative District.
“Service in the State Legislature will continue a long tradition of community service,” said spokesman Allen Napoliello. “Under Gary’s leadership, Randolph created Randolph’s award winning Freedom Park, preserved over 1000 acres of Open Space and Farmland, and has been a leader in shared services. Mr. Algeier is well known for his leadership in opposing the unreasonable quotas imposed by the Council on Affordable Housing."
Randolph Mayor Ed Metz issued his own statement of support.
“The hallmarks of a good legislator are a commonsense viewpoint, the ability to enunciate a vision, and a feel for the needs of his constituents,” Metz said of his colleague. “He has these traits. Gary’s leadership as a Councilman and Mayor indicate he will be an effective voice in Trenton for the people he will represent.”
The presence of the western-Morris County-based Algeier in the race creates pressure on at least two of his rivals, Morris County Freeholder Doug Cabana and attorney Tony Bucco – who are not only both from Northern Morris, but live in the same town.
Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll (R-Morris Twp.) is also running for reelection in the district.