Mike Doherty ---pro-life, pro-gun, anti-marriage equality, doesn't-believe in global warming [and maybe questions evolution, too] is out. And now John DiMaio is in. Mr. DiMaio also is a "pro-life, pro-gun, anti-marriage equality, doesn't-believe in global warming" kinda guy. Don't know his stand on evolution, yet.
Unlike Mike, this guy used to be a Democrat. How'd we ever let him get away?
Technically, he will replace Marcia Karrow. But in spirit, he's closer to Doherty.
From the ever thinning Courier News:
Good luck to Mr. DiMaio. We will be watching to see what you do when you do take the seat.
Republican county committee members from Hunterdon and Warren counties voted Saturday to have John DiMaio of Hackettstown fill the 23rd Legislative District seat.
DiMaio, who serves as a Warren County freeholder, defeated two Hunterdon County freeholders for the seat during a meeting held in Clinton Township.
In the first ballot, he earned 129 votes, followed by Erik Peterson with 104 and Matt Holt with 56. That eliminated Holt and, in the second round of balloting, DiMaio edged Peterson 153-141.
However, DiMaio said he would not immediately assume his new post, citing pending matters in Warren County.