Former mayor plans run for 10th District Assembly seat

Former Point Pleasant Beach mayor Vincent Barrella announced he will seek the Democratic nomination fo run for election to the 10th District Assembly seat.

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — Former mayor Vincent Barrella this week became the first Democrat to announce his intention to run for New Jersey’s 10th District Assembly seat

Mr. Barrella, a Democrat who served as the mayor of Point Pleasant Beach from 2008 to 2015, will be running for the Assembly seat currently held by Assemblyman David Wolfe, a Republican, who has stated he will not seek re-election in 2019 after serving in the state Legislature since 1992.

Mr. Barrella will look to be the first Democrat to hold a seat in District 10 since 1991, and will face off against one of several local Republicans who have announced they will also be running for the seat including:current Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Stephen Reid. 

According to Mr. Barrella, he will now go through a screening process to be considered by the Ocean County Democrats. Then a candidate will be selected at the county convention in March.