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Councilwoman to Seek Assembly Seat

Township Councilwoman Nancy Pinkin announced that she would seek the Assembly Seat for the 18th District this year.

Township Councilwoman Nancy Pinkin announced Tuesday that she would be seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the State Assembly in the 18th Legislative District.

The announcement was made by East Brunswick Democratic Committee Chairman Ed Luster at the East Brunswick Elks Lodge. The Democratic 18th District Committee will meet in full session on March 19 to elect the Democratic candidates for the fall election.  The 18th Legislative District includes East Brunswick, Edison, Helmetta, Highland Park, Metuchen, South Plainfield and South River.

Pinkin received her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, a masters from New York Universty and did a fellowship with the Post Graduate Health Policy Fellowship. She has served three full terms on the East Brunswick Township Council, having been elected in November 2004. In November 2012 she was re-elected to a four-year term.

Pinkin is seeking the seat of Assemblyman Peter Barnes (D), who announced in January that he would be seeking the state senate seat currently held by Barbara Buono, who announced she would be running for Governor. Pinkin will be sharing the ballot with current assemblyman Peter Diegnan.

In a statement to the East Brunswick Patch, Pinkin said she "believes that New Jersey, her life-long home, is plagued by high unemployment, which has gotten worse even as the national picture has gotten better, and by continued poor budget management. She plans to use her 20 years of government experience and her success in East Brunswick in protecting and improving services, while at the same time reducing taxes, to provide responsible government and fiscal management in order to guarantee the future of this great State, and improve the business and employment environment, so that present and future generations can enjoy this wonderful place to live."

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Stan February 06, 2013 at 05:54 PM
Anything to get that bumbling fool outta here !
Norman February 06, 2013 at 10:18 PM
Riddle me this...she just ran for and was elected for 4 years on Township Council and I quote from her website.. " I respectfully ask for your vote in November so that I can continue to work with you to keep East Brunswick a great place to work, live and prosper. I support open, respectful government; fiscal responsibility, shared services and tax relief; business development; and to promote environmental issues and quality of life in the great town of East Brunswick" So she was voted "in",,,and now she wants to "bail out". C'mon folks don't you think she might have known this was her track all along? So now what happens to her Council Seat and more importantly to her focus on EB while she spends her time and efforts to winning the new job....
Tugwalla February 06, 2013 at 11:16 PM
In my opinion Pinkin should quit her job as a lobbyist before running for State office. This looks like a blatant conflict of interest. East Brunswick taxpayers wake up...if she win lose and the political insiders and donors win!
Tugwalla February 07, 2013 at 01:48 AM
Here are a few reasons NOT to vote for Nancy Pinkin… As a lobbyist she fought against making background checks for EMT’s mandatory. In a time when we need to protect our families from the mentally infirm and known criminals why would she be against something so basic? Because she was a paid as a special interest group lobbyist seeking to prevent background checks…so much for representing the best interests of NJ residents. Pinkin, a lobbyist representing psychiatrists fought to prohibit psychologists from prescribing certain types of drugs. Why would she fight against decreasing healthcare costs while increasing access to care for mid and lower income NJ taxpayer? Because she was being paid by a special interest group against reducing healthcare costs… so much for representing the best interests of NJ residents. Her lobbying firm represents the exact same developers who do business for the town. Lobbying for a client's contract during the day and voting on that contract at night. (From the Sentinel) A conflict of interest that puts her personal interest against that of local and state residents. She is a great example of what is wrong with NJ politics. A cesspool of insider deals, double dipping, etc. Let’s stop electing party hacks who are only concerned with taking care of themselves and their buddies. SAY NO TO PINKIN!
Norman March 12, 2013 at 08:04 PM
So someone help me understand this....Pinkin announces she is bailing...and just today Stahl does the same thing in SWITCHING PARTIES to make a run at State Senate. These two :"leaders" recently came into our homes and promised us that they would lead East Brunswick for the next 4 years. They asked for our support and told us they had the "best for EB" as their agenda....and now it appears differently doesn't it? They had/have only one thing in mind...to better themselves and to put THEMSELVES into a bigger more powerful position so they can drink even more from the political trough...

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