Warren County Commissioner Jason Sarnoski will move forward on his bid for the Republican nomination for State Assembly in the 24th district, teaming up with Lafayette Board of Education President Josh Aikens.
Sarnoski plans to formally launch his campaign on February 28.
“I’m very confident in my ability to get the Warren County line with Josh Aikens as the conservative candidates in this race,” Sarnoski said.
Both Assembly seats in the Western Jersey legislative district are open. Parker Space (R-Wantage) had initially announced his retirement but decided to run for State Senate after Steve Oroho (R-Franklin) decided not to run. Assemblyman Hal Wirths (R-Wantage) is leaving the legislature after six years.
Aikens and Sarnoski face Sussex County Commissioner Dawn Fantasia and Chester Mayor Mike Inganamort for the Assembly. Fantasia and Inganamort have teamed up with Space.
Steve Lonegan, a former Bogota mayor and statewide candidate, has not announced his plans. He had initially been seeking an Assembly seat but appears close to entering the Senate race against Space. Lonegan filed petitions to run for both offices at the Morris GOP convention next month and has a fundraiser set for March 6th that carries a Lonegan for Senate disclaimer.