Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts (D-Camden) “couldn’t be more thrilled” that Gov. Corzine picked state Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Teaneck) as his running mate for lieutenant governor.
Both Roberts and the Assembly’s next highest ranking Democrat, Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Trenton) referenced Weinberg, 74 as a grandmother in their statements.
“Her record is impeccable, whether it be combating autism, protecting renters, safeguarding new mothers and their babies or fighting for more open government. Her strong record on ethics and government integrity cannot be questioned and is just what this state needs,” he said. “Her experience is to be admired – a grandmother who has run a successful business with her beloved husband, served in local office and devoted countless hours to community service.”
Coleman,– who early in the process was considered a contender for lieutenant governor, called Weinberg “the complete package.”
"She is tough, but also caring. She is a businesswoman, but also a grandmother. She has devoted her life to caring for those less fortunate, whether it be children with autism or victims of domestic violence, but is also resilient as can be when it comes to fighting for ethics and good government,” she said.