Barnes backed by acclamation

Assemblyman Peter Barnes (D-18) tonight received the unanimous support of the Middlesex County Democrats in his quest to be the next state senator.

Barnes is running for the seat vacated by state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-18), who’s running for governor.

The Republicans back East Brunswick Mayor (and former Democrat) Dave Stahl.

An attorney from Edison, Barnes is the son of Middlesex County Democratic Committee Chairman Peter Barnes, Sr., a former assemblyman.

Barnes backed by acclamation