Republican Committee members from Mercer, Somerset, Hunterdon and Middlesex counties who represent the 16th legislative district will gather for a special convention on January 19th.
That’s the date set for the GOP to pick a successor to the late Assemblyman Pete Biondi (R-16), who died two days after Election Day.
Three competitors are vying for the seat: South Brunswick Board of Health member John Saccenti, Readington Twp. Committeewoman Donna Simon, and Princeton businessman Bill Spadea.
Spadea is running an aggressive against-the-machine bid for support.
Simon has the backing of the GOP establishment.