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Senate President Pro-Tempore Teresa Ruiz. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

Ruiz, Pintor Marin, Speight win in the 29th district

By Joey Fox, November 02 2021 8:01 pm

The New Jersey Globe is projecting that State Sen. Teresa Ruiz (D-Newark), Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin (D-Newark), and Assemblywoman Shanique Speight (D-Newark) have won re-election to the 29th legislative district.

The single Republican who filed to run against them in the Newark-based district, Debra Salters, lost her bid for the Assembly.

With the retirement of Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-Teaneck), Ruiz is set to become the second-most powerful Democrat in the Senate. The senator, who was elected in 2007 as the state’s first-ever Latina senator, is currently third-in-command as Senate President Pro Tempore.

Pintor Marin was appointed to the Assembly in 2013, and has since become the chair of the Assembly Budget Committee; Speight joined the delegation in 2018, succeeding short-serving Assemblywoman Blonnie Watson (D-Newark).

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