Wimberly takes himself out of LG mix

Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly, who was under consideration as state Sen. Barbara Buono’s choice for lieutenant governor, has taken himself out of the mix, citing family concerns.

“Basically, I have a young family and the time I would have to commit would make it difficult,” Wimberly said in an interview Thursday. Wimberly has four children and is a teacher and football coach.

“I totally believe in Sen. Buono and I wish under different circumstances I could have went further in the process to be part of it,” he said.  “But the timing is tough.”

Wimberly was considered for a short time to be the front-runner to join Buono on the ticket and was favored by state party chairman and Buono campaign advisor John Currie.
Wimberly takes himself out of LG mix