Save Jersey has learned from more than one source close to the situation that Councilwoman Ileana Schirmer (R-Hamilton Township) will face Democrat Linda Greenstein as 2017’s presumptive GOP challenger in New Jersey’s 14th Legislative District.
Republicans hope to put up a serious fight in LD14 this cycle despite having lost the district’s senate seat back in 2010 in a special election contest between Tom Goodwin (appointed to replace Bill Baroni) and Greenstein, then an Assemblywoman.
LD14 encompasses the Mercer County municipalities of East Windsor Township, Hamilton Township, Hightstown Borough and Robbinsville Township and the Middlesex County municipalities of Cranbury Township, Jamesburg Borough, Monroe Township, Plainsboro Township and Spotswood Borough.
Chris Christie’s 7+ year war with the state’s public sector unions has helped take the union-heavy district off the map as of late but former Senator Peter Inverso came tantalizingly close to unseating Greenstein in 2013.
A Cuban immigrant and Protocol Manager in the pharmaceutical field, this year’s Republican standard bearer is considered an exceptional retail campaigner who has stood out since filling a council vacancy back in 2012.
Schirmer is expected to make her formal announcement on Bill Spadea’s NJ 101.5 morning program in the 8 o’clock hour on Tuesday (3/7) morning….