Assemblyman Tim Eustace (D-38) this morning ended his quest for the state senate.
As originally reported by InsiderNJ, the Bergen County Democratic Committee will put its support behind Eustace’s slate mate, Assemblyman Joe Lagana (D-38) for the senate seat being vacated by Senator Bob Gordon (D-38).
Here’s the statement from Eustace:
“I have seen firsthand the tenaciousness with which Joe Lagana has fought for the people he serves, both in the New Jersey Assembly and previously as a councilman in Paramus. It is his unwavering commitment to our communities that has made him a great legislative partner and I am proud to give him my full support to be our next State Senator in the 38th Legislative District. I look forward to continuing to work alongside him just as we’ve done for the past four years. From fighting for education resources to protect our children’s future, to strengthening our local economy, and securing funding for essential local projects, Joe Lagana has stood up for the values and ideals we hold dear. I have no doubt that he will make an outstanding State Senator and continue to be a strong, tireless advocate for District 38 families.”
The Assemblyman, a former Maywood mayor, aborted his intention to succeed Gordon after conferring with Bergen County Democratic Committee Chairman Lou Stellato.
In the end, the committee votes weren’t there for Eustace. They were for Lagana.