EDISON – Short of giving a name for lieutenant governor, Assemblywoman Linda Stender (D-Fanwood) told PolitickerNJ.com she would like to see Gov. Jon Corzine select a woman for the job.
“Women are 52% of the population in New Jersey and when we voted on the lieutenant governor’s position I did so with the idea that this would create an opportunity for women,” Stender said.
The Middlesex County Democratic Organization (MCDO) tonight nominated Stender and her 22nd District running mate Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-Plainfield) for reelection.
“I’m definitely running,” said the veteran assemblywoman, who was rumored to be on the party chopping block after her failed 7th Congressional District bid last year.
On the Republican side, former Scotch Plains Mayor Martin Marks wants to challenge Stender and Green. Marks unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination in the 7th District to face Stender in the general, but lost to Stender’s eventual conqueror, U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton).