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Assemblywoman Shanique Speight (D-Newark)

Speight not interested in becoming Newark Mayor

City has never had a woman mayor

By Nikita Biryukov, January 22 2019 1:54 pm

Assemblywoman Shanique Speight has no interest in becoming Newark’s first woman mayor.

“No way,” Speight said when asked if she had any such aspirations. “Right now, I just take it day-by-day, and I’m just happy I’m in the position that I am now. I’m happy that I’m able to make change by doing what I’m doing now. It’s definitely a blessing to be here.”

The first-term assemblywoman replaced former Assemblywoman Blonnie Watson after she chose not to run for reelection in 2017. Watson was appointed to replace former Assemblywoman Grace Spencer after the latter became a state Superior Court judge.

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