Mount Holly school board member Will Monk has dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination for State Senate in the 8th district, potentially leaving a clear field for Latham Tiver.
“I will not have enough signatures to get on the ballot by Monday. I spent about $1,000, all my money,” Monk told the New Jersey Globe. “I just couldn’t find enough people who were at home during the week.”
A former Burlington County freeholder and a top official at the Operating Engineers Local 825 union, Tiver is the clear favorite in the GOP primary. He has organization lines in Burlington and Atlantic counties to run for the open seat of a Republican not seeking re-election, State Sen. Jean Stanfield (R-Westampton).
Democrats are running Evesham Councilwoman Heather Cooper after failing to recruit former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski as their candidate