The Monmouth County Democrats will hold a “mini-convention” this evening at the IBEW Local 400 Union Hall in Wall Township to formally nominate their slate of County and Legislative candidates for the June 2 primary.
MMM has learned that Hazlet Board of Education member Tom Herman will be a candidate for Assembly in the 13th legislative district, challenging incumbent Republicans Amy Handlin and Declan O’Scanlon. Joining Herman on the Democratic ticket in the 13th will be Jeanne Cullinane, also of Hazlet, a political newcomer.
Monmouth County Chairman Vin Gopal has previously announced on his blog that Neptune Township Zoning Board Member Carol Rizzo will challenge incumbent Republican Freeholder John Curley. There has been speculation that Rizzo was seperated at birth from Rumson Democratic Chairman and former Democratic candidate for Surrogate, Michael Steinhorn.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 13th Legislative District, 2015 Legislative Races, Monmouth County, Monmouth Democrats, Vin Gopal | Tags: 2015 Elections, Amy Handlin, Carol Rizzo, Christine Hanlon, Declan O'Scanlon, Eric Houghtaling, Jeanne Cullinane, Joann Downey, John Curley, Kevin Kane, Michael Steinhorn, Mini-Convention, Monmouth County Democrats, Monmouth Democrats, Tom Herman, Vin Gopal | 14 Comments »