Former three-term Princeton Regional School Board member Joshua Leinsdorf, one of ten independent candidates for Governor, has picked 69-year-old Newark public school teacher and Girl Scout leader Joanne Miller as his running mate. Miller has made five unsuccessful bids as an independent candidate for State Assembly since 1999.
It will be interesting to see if New Jersey Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells, who now supervises the state Division of Elections, forces Miller to pick between a bid for Lt. Governor and her sixth campaign for the State Assembly; she filed petitions last month to run as an independent in District 29. Last year, Wells missed the state law that prohibits candidates from running for President and for the United States Senate in the same election when certified Jeff Boss, who claims to have witnessed U.S. officials planning the 9/11 terrorist attack, as a candidate for both offices.