Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo won’t rule out a run at Hamilton’s mayorship.
“I don’t rule out any run, from mayor to school board to president of the United States,” the former Hamilton councilman told the New Jersey Globe.
The Republican mayor of Hamilton Township, Kelly Yaede, is up for re-election in 2019.
DeAngelo and his Assembly running mate Assemblyman Dan Benson have both been rumored to be mulling a run for the town’s mayoral seat. They both live in Hamilton, but neither has announced or otherwise indicated intentions to seek the seat in 2019.
Should they decide to run for the seat, they’ll have to resign from the Assembly if victorious, as state law disallows one from holding a seat in the legislature and a municipal elected office at the same time, though some legislators, like Union City Mayor and State Sen. Brian stack and North Bergen Mayor and State Sen. Nick Sacco are allowed to do so because they took office before that law was written.