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The Week After the Weed Vote

By David Wildstein, March 29 2019 12:02 am

Winner Losers
BILL MOEN
PHIL MURPHY
The Camden County freeholder and Cory Booker’s South Jersey director, gets the nod to run for State Assembly in the 5th district. The governor didn’t get enough votes in the Senate to legalize marijuana — the cornerstone of his legislative agenda — but lives to fight another day.
NICHOLAS
SACCO
STEPHANIE LAWSON MUHAMMAD
The mayor of North Bergen gets another boost in his bid for re-election when he comes through with money to help a high school play that went viral pay for more performances. The South Orange-Maplewood school board member is slammed with an ethics violation for calling a police officer a skinhead during a traffic stop.
SUSAN SHIN ANGULO DAN BUCHANAN
The Camden County freeholder wins party support to run for mayor of Cherry Hill. The Sayreville council president loses a Democratic screening committee vote for mayor.
RICHARD BERDNIK RUBY COTTON
The Passaic County sheriff dodges a bullet when Jerry Speziale announced that he would not challenge him in the Democratic primary. The Paterson councilwoman loses her seat on the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission — collateral damage as the governor makes a deal with the Senate to get a Bergen/Passaic package done.
MELINDA HOPKINS KANE JOE HOWARTH 
The Cherry Hill councilwoman wins a special election convention to replace Bill Moen on the Camden County Board of Freeholders. The two-term assemblyman is a no-show at the Burlington County GOP convention that endorsed Jean Stanfield to run against him.

 

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