Joshua Leinsdorf of Atlantic Highlands has filed as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for State Senate from the 13th legislative district.
The former Princeton Board of Education member ran for Assembly as an Independent in 2015 and for Governor as a third party candidate in 2009. As a gubernatorial candidate, Leinsdorf called for cutting taxes, fixing the schools, making public transportation usable and the elimination of county government.
Leinsdorf is the first candidate in the 13th district to file petitions with the Secretary of State’s Division of Elections. His petition contains 170 signatures. 100 are required. Petitions are due in Trenton on Monday April 3 at 4p.m.
Former Middletown Township Committeeman Sean Byrnes has been endorsed by the Monmouth County Democratic Organization for Senate in LD 13. Byrnes has yet to file his nominating petitions. He has filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, the state agency that regulates campaign finances.
Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon has been endorsed by the Monmouth County Republican Organization for State Senate in LD 13. No one has filed to run against O’Scanlon in the GOP primary.
The winners of the June 6 primary will compete in the general election to replace Senate Joe Kyrillos in the upper chamber of the legislature.