According to PolitickerNJ, ten “independents” – meaning an independent or a minor party candidate under New Jersey state law – have filed to run in the race for New Jersey governor. The deadline to file was yesterday, as were the primaries for the Democratic and Republican Parties. The independent and minor party candidates are:
former state Environmental Protection Commissioner Christopher Daggett, Libertarian Kenneth Kaplan, Kinnelon attorney Gary Steele, former Princeton school board member Joshua Leinsdorf, Alvin Lindsay Jr. of Sewall, Kostas Petris of Trenton, Jason Cullen of Riverdale, David Weiswinkle of East Windsor, Gary Stein of Mullica, and Gregory Pason, a frequent candidate of the Socialist Worker Party USA.
Greg Pason commented on the PolitickerNJ story to correct their mistake – he is actually the candidate of the Socialist Party USA. IPR has previously covered Christopher Daggett here and Libertaria Kenneth Kaplan here.
Ballot Access News also posted the independent and minor party candidates for seats in the State Assembly in New Jersey:
New Jersey elects its Governor and the lower house of its legislature this November. Petitions for independent candidates, and the nominees of unqualified parties, were due yesterday.
For the 80 Assembly seats, these are the minor party nominees: Green Party, Stephen Walzer; Libertarian Party, Daryl Brooks and Charles Green; Modern Whig Party, Gene Baldassari; Socialist Party, Constantino Rozzo. There are also 12 independent candidates for Assembly.
The Modern Whig Party’s candidate, Gene Baldassari in the 14th Legislative District, is only the second Whig candidate to announce a run for any office. The first was Paul McKain, who recently announced that he will be running for Congress in Florida.
H/T to Kenn Bank, who sent this story into firstname.lastname@example.org