Middlesex Dems endorse Lande and Guha to challenge Dancer and Clifton in LD 12

The Middlesex County Democrats endorsed Monmouth County residents David Lande of Millstone and Malini Guha of Matawan to be the Democrat nominees for Assembly in the 12th Legislative District at a convention on Monday night.  NewJerseyGlobe first reported the endorsements.

Malini Guha’s facebook profile picture.

Lande and Guha will hold the top Democrat spots on the June 4 primary ballot in Middlesex County.  The 12th district includes parts of Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Burlington Counties, which have yet to endorse their candidates.  Gene Davis of Jackson (Ocean County) is also competing for the endorsements.

Davis, who was a Democrat candidate for Assembly in the 2017 general election, has not responded to a message asking if he is continuing his candidacy after losing the Middlesex endorsement.

Lande, 54, ran for State Senate in the 12th against Senator Sam Thompson in 2017.  He is a U.S. Army veteran, works as a personal injury and workers compensation attorney, runs a cat rescue foundation and is friend of MMM contributor Tommy DeSeno.

Guha, 39, is a freelance journalist who writes about the pharmaceutical industry. She serves on the Matawan Environmental Commission.  Evidently, no one told her to update her social media profiles before becoming a political candidate.

Assemblymen Rob Clifton and Ron Dancer were unanimously endorsed by the Monmouth GOP on March 9

Republican incumbents Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton were endorsed by acclamation by the Monmouth GOP last Saturday.  Dancer and Clifton are expected to be unopposed at the Middlesex, Ocean and Burlington Republican conventions as well.

The 12th legislative district includes Old Bridge in Middlesex County; Allentown, Englishtown, Manalapan, Matawan, Millstone, Roosevelt and Upper Freehold in Monmouth County; Jackson and Plumsted in Ocean County; and Chesterfield, New Hanover, North Hanover and Wrightstown in Burlington County.

The Democrat and Republican primaries will be held throughout New Jersey on June 4.  There are 40 legislative districts, each with two Assembly members.  All 80 seats in the Assembly are up for election in the general election on November 5.


Posted: March 13th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 15 Comments »

15 Comments on “Middlesex Dems endorse Lande and Guha to challenge Dancer and Clifton in LD 12”

  1. If I lived said at 12:27 pm on March 13th, 2019:

    in the 12th, she would have my support!

  2. Wonder said at 1:57 pm on March 13th, 2019:

    how much money they will get to run their campaign. That is all that matters: how badly do the state Dems want another county, another district.. resist!

  3. @if I lived said at 2:47 pm on March 13th, 2019:

    Why in God’s name would you want another Democrat in the legislature when our pathetic governor has control already and is running the state into the ground?

  4. @@ if said at 2:55 pm on March 13th, 2019:

    You did see the picture at the beginning of the article, right?

  5. @ if I lived said at 9:27 pm on March 13th, 2019:

    So a picture is more important that getting screwed over with taxes and a Sanctuary State?

    If so, sorry to say; but you define the words “low information voter”

  6. Art Gallagher said at 9:46 pm on March 13th, 2019:

    That picture is special. Facebook broke after I posted it.

  7. @@@@ said at 10:04 pm on March 13th, 2019:

    Ah I see, you just cannot detect sarcasm.

  8. Lol Art said at 10:06 pm on March 13th, 2019:

    See, that’s funny.

  9. Name (required) said at 7:27 am on March 14th, 2019:

    Yeah, why would we want to elect a super-qualified expert in healthcare policy, with energy and new ideas? Because she likes to swim? You can do better, Art.

    I heard Guha speak last night and she was pretty awesome, as the kids say. As an old guy, I’m not put off by her youth, her ability to dig into issues, and her dedication to public service. I think we need more of that, not more of the same “dancing off the cliff”.

  10. Art Gallagher said at 7:37 am on March 14th, 2019:

    You Democrats are funny.

    I didn’t say anything critical of Malini. I said no one told her to update her social media profile before she became a political candidate.

    If I am mistaken, and her social media and mail are going to have more pictures of this nature, which I happen to like and would not mind at all seeing more of, I look forward to this campaign and might move into the district and register as a D just to get the mail

  11. Get real said at 9:15 am on March 14th, 2019:

    I love when Democrats crow about a candidate calling them super smart having great ideas on issues. The reality is, it will be another rubber stamp for Vin gopal and his gang of socialist Democrats. that’s all it is. With New Jersey last in every category in the country except taxes, the last thing we need is another Democrat no matter how nice to look at they maybe

  12. Name said at 11:13 am on March 14th, 2019:

    all the things NJ is last in. Cite your sources. This is worth 80% of your final grade.

  13. How about said at 5:39 pm on March 18th, 2019:

    being last in business climate, per Fox business, and other outlets? This means less jobs, less people buying condos, lofts, homes, goods and services, and less corporate and residential tax revenue. My major concerns relate to our being first in property taxation, among the top in exits out of the state, and closer to insolvency due to unfounded obligations, as California is….

  14. Link the said at 10:59 am on March 19th, 2019:

    articles please.

  15. Just said at 2:28 pm on March 21st, 2019:

    search” NJ Poor Business Climate,” and find a plethora of articles, in several publications: such as 5/21/18: Press , AC; 7/11/18: NJ Spotlight :”NJ Ranks Last;) 10/18/17: Tax Foundation: “worst climate for business.” Many others cited, and recently reported, on Fox Business Network. The over- regulation and very high taxes, plus the mess at NJ Transit, are just some of the reasons we are declining. Sad, but true. Less business, less jobs, more people leaving..