Jeff Van Drew will resign his Senate seat in January when he takes his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. That will trigger a November 2019 special election for the remaining 26 months of Van Drew’s term.
Assemblyman Robert Andrzejak (D-Middle) is widely expected to move up to the Senate in January and be the Democratic candidate in the special.
“South Jersey needs more leaders like Michael Testa,” said Kean. “He is a small businessman and community servant with the passion and the credentials to effectively stand up for Cape May and Cumberland Counties.
Testa is the Cumberland County Republican Chairman.
He faces a possible primary challenge from former Assemblyman Samuel Fiocchi.