The New Jersey Democratic State Committee will meet at 7PM tonight in Jamesburg to elect a state chairman for a two-year term. Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-Sayreville) is expected to win the post without opposition. The incumbent, Joseph Cryan (D-Union), is not seeking re-election in order to concentrate on his new post as Assembly Majority Leader.
Camden Mayor Dana Redd is expected to be re-elected as Vice Chair, but Democrats are expected to replace Peter Nichols as their Treasurer.
Wisniewski would become the fourth consecutive legislator to serve as Democratic State Chairman, following Cryan (2006-10), Bonnie Watson Coleman (2002-06), and Joseph Roberts (2001-02). Each of his predecessors went from the state chairmanship to the Assembly Majority Leader post.