Wallington councilman Khaldoun Androwis will seek the GOP nomination for State Assembly in the 36th district, where Democrats outnumber Republicans by 28,646.
He wants to challenge incumbents Gary Schaer (D-Passaic) and Clinton Calabrese (D-Cliffside Park).
Calabrese won a November 2018 special election for an unexpired term by 15,968 votes, 64%-36%, against Republican Marc Marsi, the president of the Hoboken PBA.
Androwis was re-elected to a second term on the council in 2018.
Republicans are still searching for a second Assembly candidate. The filing deadline is April 1.