East Windsor Mayor Janice Mironov’s decision not to run for State Assembly in District 12 was applauded by some Monmouth County Democrats, who said they would not have supported giving her the organization line even if she did want to run. A Democratic source in Monmouth alleges that Mironov was a “major impediment” to twelfth district campaigns in recent years, saying that she was downright “hostile” to State Sen. Ellen Karcher, Assemblymen Michael Panter and Dr. Robert Morgan, and Assembly candidate (now Freeholder) Amy Mallet.
At one East Windsor event Mironov ran in 2007, the source said the Mayor refused to allow Mallet to speak – a move that apparently stunned U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg and Senate President Richard Codey, who were in attendance. The Monmouth Democratic source says Mironov sought to “disrupt the efforts of 12th District legislators in a persistent, passive-aggressive way. She doesn’t play well with others, and would go into four letter tirades if she found out a Democratic legislator even had a meeting in East Windsor or Hightstown without seeking her prior consent. So there is not much love for Janice in the Monmouth party which is 80% of the district by population.”
Mironov lost an Assembly bid in 1997, when East Windsor was in the fourteenth district, by nearly 4,000 votes to incumbents Paul Kramer and Barbara Wright. She also lost in 1993.