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Palmer mulls Assembly bid in 10th

Manchester mayor might seek Wolfe seat in Ocean County

By David Wildstein, January 24 2019 1:50 pm

Manchester Mayor Kenneth Palmer is considering a bid for State Assembly in the 10th district, where fourteen-term incumbent David Wolfe (R-Brick) is retiring after 28 years in Trenton.

“I’m thinking about it,” Palmer said.  “It’s something I’m interested in.”

Manchester has a population of about 45,000, the third largest town in the district behind Toms River and Brick.

Palmer ousted four-term mayor Michael Fressola in 2014 with 61% of the vote.  He was unopposed in his bid for re-election last year.

Wolfe announced yesterday that he would not seek re-election to the Assembly seat he’s held since 1991.

Brick Republican Club president John Catalano and Point Pleasant Beach mayor Stephen Reid are expected to entire the race for the endorsement of the Ocean County Republican organization.

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