Highlands, April 1- Former Highlands Mayor Anna Little is preparing to run for State Senate or Assembly, depending on the configuration of the new legislative map that will be announced on Sunday in Trenton.
“This is not about me,” said Little, “the people, born and unborn, are asking me to do this.”
Should Highlands remain in a district with Wall and Asbury Park, Little will jump into the fray between Senator Sean Kean and Republican publisher Dan Jacobson. “I can’t tell you how many people have called me since the news that Jacobson was running. It is bad enough that no body knows where Kean stands on LIFE and that the gay marriage bill was a “tough decision” for him. The prospect of an unholy man like Dan Jacobson in the Senate is truly frightening. The people have asked me to prevent that from happening.”
Little’s chief strategist, Larry Vote Cirignano, said that some proposed maps have Highlands in a district largely comprised of the Bayshore, long considered Little’s base. “In that scenario, Anna will run for Assembly,” said Vote, “that’s Joe Kyrillos’ Senate seat. Kyrillos has been a good friend to Anna, he’s like part of the Army. I don’t like Joe much, but Anna said she would not run against him.”
What about the incumbent Assembly members in that district? Cirignano was not concerned, “Old Bridge and Sam Thompson could be moved to another district, in which case there would be a vacancy. If Little Silver and Declan O’Scanlon are part of the district, Anna would be the top vote getter in a three way primary between O’Scanlon and Amy Handlin.”
Little said that her election to the State Legislature would not stop her quest to unseat Congressman Frank Provolone, “You don’t understand, the people want me to do this. It’s all part of the plan. It will be easier to raise money to defeat Pallone if I’m holding state office. Besides, I really need the legislative salary and the people want me to have it.”
Cirignano said fund raising was not a concern. “We’re waging a campaign to get 3 million people, born and unborn, to contribute $25 each to Anna’s Ambition, our new 501 CRAZEE.”