INSIDERNJ’S WHO’S UP AND WHO’S DOWN: Happy St. Patrick’s Week!

State Senator Joe Cryan stared down a county committee challenge in his backyard to hold onto the chairmanship of the Union Township Democratic Committee, a position he has held since 1996.


Watson Coleman

Bonnie Watson Coleman

A doctor determined this week that the Congresswoman from New Jersey’s 12th District is “cancer free.”

Mike Testa

The Republican candidate for senate in LD 1 scored another line (Cape May) in his quest for organizational support in pursuit of the GOP nomination.

Janice Fuller

The veteran Chief of Staff to U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6) landed a gig as president of transmissions projects developer Anbaric’s New Jersey Ocean Grid. As part of the reshuffling, Matthew Montekio will start as Pallone’s new district director.

Mike Ditzel,  Latham Tiver and Lee Schneider

The three Republicans (lawman, incumbent freeholder and Hainesport councilwoman respectively) landed organization (such as it is in scrambled BurlCo) support as representatives of the countywide slate.

John Catalano

The Brick Councilman received the support of the Ocean County GOP for the LD10 seat occupied by retiring Assemblyman David Wolfe.


Mike Lombardi and Len Sendelsky

The Edison Democratic Committee on Thursday night denied the two incumbent Democratic councilmen support for another term. InsiderNJ reporter Fred Snowflack was there. Read his coverage from The Pines Manor here.


Sam Fiocchi

The affable former GOP assemblyman seems to be losing in his bid to get back to the legislature, as Testa (see above) scored another line over Fiocchi for the party nomination for senate in LD1.

Miguelina Diaz

The acting human resources director for the state Schools Development Authority sustained a hit earlier this week with the publication of this story detailing how she authorized an email releasing the personal identifying information of the SDA’s employees.

Ruthanne Scaturro and Samantha DeAlmeida

John Catalano outdueled the former Brick Councilwoman and former state Assembly researcher for the LD10 Assembly seat currently occupied by Dave Wolfe.

Frank Gilliam

Oh, dear God. Frank again.

This from the Press of Atlantic City:

At a time when New Jersey recommends more transparency — and Atlantic City has many positive developments happening — the mayor has decided to clamp down on informing the public.

This week, Mayor Frank Gilliam issued a memo to all city directors, requiring them to seek prior approval in writing via email before speaking to the press about anything.

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