Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia won’t seek re-election in LD-33

first_imgHobokenNews By John Heinis – March 31, 2015 10:58 am 0 Police: 45-year-old man arrested for attempting to have sex with 15-year-old girl in Secaucus Crime Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia won’t seek re-election in LD-33 TAGSannette chaparrobrian stackCarmelo Garcia SHARE Facebook Twitter News Previous articleZimmer, Quigley among those honored at International Women’s Day in WNYNext articleEx-UC BOE trustee, CDA employee, pleads guilty to causing $400k in losses John Heinis Bayonne Ex-North Bergen DPW supervisor loses appeal to overturn corruption conviction Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Despite hosting a fundraiser earlier this month, and collecting signatures for petitions of nomination as recently as Sunday, Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia will not seek re-election in District 33. By John Heinis/Hudson County ViewGarcia, who ran on the Hudson County Democratic Organization line with state Sen. Brian Stack (D-33) and Raj Mukherji in 2013, was officially ousted by the party at a March 6 press conference – where Hoboken City Hall employee Annette Chaparro received the line instead.Responding to a text message from Hudson County View asking why he did not submit his petitions for nomination to Trenton’s Board of Elections, Garcia said that he “decided to focus on the local city council races” instead.While Garcia did not state outright that he would be seeking local office next, he lives in Hoboken’s sixth ward – a council seat that will be up for grabs in November.The race would potentially pit him in a grudge match against Sixth Ward Councilwoman Jen Giattino, an ally of Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer – Garcia’s most hated nemesis in the Mile Square City. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities saylast_img

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