State Sen. James Holzapfel (R-Toms River) stated at this time that, well being allowing, he intends to run for re-election in 2023.
“I’m going to run once more,” Holzapfel stated. “So long as my well being stays alright, I’ll be working once more.”
Whereas his Ocean County-based tenth district seat didn’t see as many adjustments as another districts on the state’s new legislative map, Holzapfel will nonetheless tackle quite a few new shore cities whereas shedding Manchester Township. However the senator stated that he’s not involved about gaining new constituents.
“We have now a few of Monmouth County now, however we used to have a few of Monmouth once I was an assemblyman,” he stated. “We’re acquainted with them. It shouldn’t be a heavy raise.”
A former Ocean County Prosecutor, the 77-year-old Holzapfel first arrived within the legislature in 1994, successful a particular conference to succeed Virginia Haines after she was appointed to steer the New Jersey Lottery. He moved as much as the Senate in 2012, after seven time period State Sen. Andrew Ciesla retired, and has simply received re-election to the staunchly Republican district in each cycle since then.
He might face a main problem, if newly-returned Ocean County GOP Chairman George Gilmore, decides to again another person., Holzapfel and Gilmore had been shut political allies, however the tenth district senator backed Michael Mastronardy for county chairman within the get together management election in July.