Source: Barnes Poised to Leave Senate for Judgeship

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A Middlesex County Democratic source told PolitickerNJ tonight that state Senator Peter Barnes (D-18) of Edison is poised to surrender his senate seat to pursue a superior court judgeship.

The source said Assemblyman Pat Diegnan (D-18) is trying to get his senate spot and Edison Councilman Robert Karabinchek is making a move to to get to the assembly. Last year Karabinchek unsuccessfully ran against Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (D-18).

Other names in the mix for an assembly seat: Councilman Bob Diehl, Highland Park Mayor Gayle Mittler, and Councilwoman Sapana Shah.

A judgeship rumor has long gnawed at Barnes.

 

 

Source: Barnes Poised to Leave Senate for Judgeship