Assemblyman Jay Webber is still deliberating whether he’ll back incumbent Republican freeholders in Morris County or throw his support behind their primary challengers.
“Still talking to folks. I spent the first two months of the year focused on my law practice — significant trial that consumed my attention,” Webber said. “I haven’t really thought all that much about the political stuff.”
Webber was the only Republican Assemblyman representing Morris County absent from a list of endorsements released incumbent Freeholders Doug Cabana, Tom Mastrangelo and Kathy DeFilippo in late January.
The incumbents face a primary challenge from Donald Dinsmore, William Felegi and former Pequannock mayor Cathy Winterfield.
State Sen. Joe Pennacchio, who represents the 26th district in the legislature’s upper chamber, is the only Republican state senator that has not endorsed the incumbents.
It’s not clear whether Pennacchio will eventually back one camp over the other, but Webber suggested he would, even if that decision might end up charring a bridge or two.
“I have friends on both sides of the equation,” he said, adding that he was talking to those involved and waiting to see how the race develops.