Socialist Employees decide ex-Lautenberg opponent as gubernatorial candidate

The Socialist Employees Social gathering has picked Joanne S. Kuniansky, who has run for workplace in three states, as their candidate for governor of New Jersey this yr.

“Employees are the one class able to main the combat to vary the circumstances we face and to confront the capitalist financial and social disaster,” Kuniansky mentioned.

Candace Wagner, a freight rail conductor and member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, will Kuniansky’s operating mate because the Socialist Employees candidate for Lt.  Governor.

Kuniansky was the Socialist Employees candidate for U.S. Senate in 1994, ending eighth in a discipline of 9 candidates.  She acquired 3,606 votes (0.18%), polling 1,029,881 votes behind incumbent Frank Lautenberg.

Her first run for workplace was in in a 1986 congressional race in Texas.  She acquired 9.8% of the vote in a two-candidate race in opposition to Democrat Rep. Mickey Leland.   In 1992, she challenged Democratic Rep. Invoice Coyne for a Pittsburgh-based Home seat and acquired 1,300 votes (0.57%).

She lived in Australia for a number of years earlier than returning to New Jersey.

Wagner had introduced her candidacy for Congress in New Jersey’s eighth district in 2020, however no means filed her nominating petitions.

The Socialist Employees Social gathering in New Jersey has 7,645 voters registered as members.

There was no Socialist candidate for governor in 2013 or 2017.

In 2009, Greg Pason, the nationwide secretary of the Socialist Half USA, gained 2,085 votes in his bid for governor.  Pason completed ninth in a discipline of 14 candidates with 0.09% of the vote.

Kuniansky one among 4 impartial candidates to enter the race in opposition to Gov. Phil Murphy this yr.

The sector contains Justin Maldonado, a 31-year-old Perth Amboy resident who labored as a regional supervisor for an organization that helped rescue distressed resorts.  He briefly ran for mayor within the 2020 non-partisan election.

David Winkler, a retired Marne fight veteran, is operating because the candidate of the newly-founded New Jersey Patriot Social gathering.

The New Jersey Libertarian Social gathering has not but introduced their gubernatorial candidate, however Bridgewater lawyer and monetary providers government Gregg Mele is looking for the nomination.  Mele gained 0.71% of the vote because the Libertarian candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s seventh district in 2018.

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