Former Bay Head council president D’Arcy Rohan Green will seek the Republican nomination for State Assembly in the 10th district, where David Wolfe (R-Brick) is retiring after 28 years in the legislature.
If she wins, she would be the first woman to represent the district since 1994.
Green served on the Bay Head borough council from 2008 to 2017 and now serves as the Mantoloking Republican municipal chair.
So far, Brick Republican Club president John Catalano and Point Pleasant Beach mayor Stephen Reid are already in the race. Manchester mayor Ken Palmer announced this week that he would not run.
Green was appointed to the state Pinelands Commission in 2011 by Gov. Chris Christie, but he tried to replace her three years later when she voted to block a controversial plan to build a natural gas pipeline.
Christie could not get his pick to take her seat, New Hanover mayor Dennis Roohr, approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Green is still serving on the commission as a holdover.
Gov. Christine Todd Whitman had named Green to the New Jersey Clean Water Council and to the New Jersey Historic Trust.