MANVILLE – Somerset County Democrats last night nominated their LD16 slate to run against incumbent Assemblyman Jack Ciatterelli and Assemblywoman Donna Simon.
Princeton Plasma Physicist Andrew Zwicker of Kingston and South Bound Brook Municipal Court Judge Maureen Vella of Hillsborough (both of whom are pictured above) received the unanimous support of the committee last night in the VFW building.
Zwicker ran unsuccessfully for Congress in the 12th District last year, impressing party insiders with his knowledge and comfort level with issues. Vella unsuccessfully challenged state Senator Kip Bateman (R-16) in 2011.
Somerset County Chair Peg Schaffer and Vice-Chair Zenon Christodoulou presided over a well-attended event. State Senator Bob Smith (D-19) and Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-19) both addressed crowd.