Diane Allen, picked this week by Jack Ciattarelli as the Republican nominee for Lt. Governor, joined host David Wildstein on the New Jersey Globe Power Hour on Talk Radio 77 WABC on Saturday, August 7.
Ciattarelli and Allen will face Democrats Phil Murphy and Sheila Oliver, who are seeking re-election to second terms in the 2021 gubernatorial election.
Allen served 22 years in the New Jersey Legislature and represented Burlington County in the State Senate from 1998 to 2018.
She was the New Jersey Network statehouse reporter during Brendan Byrne’s first term as governor. Later, she became the news anchors for ABC and CBS affiliates in Philadelphia. She and NJN chief political reporter Michael Aron moderated the 1985 New Jersey Gubernatorial Debate.
Allen filed three complaints against CBS with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), alleging sexism and age discrimination. In 1994, Allen sued CBS for discriminatory practices and won.
She’s also one of New Jersey’s most eclectic politicians. A former Miss Burlington County, she was also a daredevil hang-glider – Allen won a national hang-gliding championship in 1973 — judo expert, national swimming champion, pilot, and sharpshooter.
Wildstein is the host of the New Jersey Globe.
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