EDISON – Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein (D-Plainsboro) tonight won the unanimous backing of the Middlesex County Democratic Committee for the 14th District Senate seat occupied yesterday by Tom Goodwin of Hamilton.
Sen. Goodwin assumed the seat with the departure of former state Sen. Bill Baroni, Gov. Chris Christie’s choice to serve as deputy director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
On a single line shout-out from County Chairman Joe Spicuzzo that included U.S. Rep, Frank Pallone (D-Long Branch), U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-Hopewell Twp.), and U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-West New York), Greenstein won the support of the party to face Goodwin in a November special election to succeed Baroni.
Greenstein next will go before the Mercer County Democratic Committee, where she is expected to receive her party’s full support in the other participating county in the 14th Legislative District.