Former Kinnelon Council President Lawrence “Larry” Casha on Saturday announced his candidacy for the 26th Legislative District seat vacated by the death of Minority Leader Alex DeCroce.
“While Alex’s shoes will never be filled, his Assembly seat must be,” said the attorney, defeated by Assemblyman Jay Webber in a 2007 GOP Primary bid.
“Alex was a friend and a mentor,” said Casha. “He honored us with his service, fighting for all of New Jersey with dignity and passion. I am better for knowing him.”
As a former legislative aide to Mr. DeCroce, Casha said he needed several days to absorb the loss and collect his thoughts, and planned a formal announcement at a later date.
“Betty Lou and their family need time to be alone to deal with their great loss,” Casha said of Mr. DeCroce’s widow. “I and my wife Debra mourn with them and offer my prayers.”
Sources tell PolitickerNJ.com that Betty Lou DeCroce also wants the vacant 26th District Assembly seat.