Hunterdon County Freeholder William Mennen, heir to the Mennen deodorant fortune, has dropped his bid to to run for the 16th district Assembly seat vacated by the untimely death of Assemblyman Peter Biondi, according to a report on Politickernj.
Mennen was the GOP establishment choice for the seat. He does not live in the district. A proposed legal challenge from Bill Spadea, Princeton, also running, doomed Mennen’s candidacy.
Spadea still faces competition. Donna Simon, a Readington Township Committeewoman announced her candidacy upon Mennen’s withdrawal, according to Politickernj. South Brunswick Health Board Member John Saccenti is also running.