InsiderNJ is reporting that former Middletown Township Committeeman Sean Byrnes will run for State Senate in the 13th legislative district.
Byrnes was one of two Democrats to break the Middletown GOP’s hold on the Township Committee in the wake of Operation Bid Rig. He was elected in 2007 and served one term before being defeated by Kevin Settembrino in 2010. Byrnes ran for Monmouth County Freeholder in 2009. He was defeated by John Curley after Vin Gopal paid for a beach plane banner that misspelled ‘freeholder.’
Some Republicans feared that Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik would be the Democrats’ candidate to replace Senator Joe Kyrillos. MMM has learned that Hornik is not running.
Rumors that Declan O’Scanlon was seen measuring the drapes in Kyrillos’ Route 35 office are unfounded.