Seeking LD 16 nod, Corfield beats Nemeth at Somerset Dems convention

Art teacher Marie Corfield of Hunterdon County defeated Princeton Twp. Deputy Mayor Sue Nemeth tonight to receive the formal backing of the Somerset County Democratic Committee to run for the Assembly in District 16.

Corfield received 61 votes to Nemeth’s 16.

Democrats conducted an open vote in the Manville VFW hall.

Competing for establishment Democratic Party backing, Corfield has defeated Nemeth in the Middlesex, Hunterdon and now Somerset portions of the 16th District.

The Mercer portion remains.

The winner of the Corfield v. Nemeth primary will face incumbent Assemblywoman Donna Simon (R-16).

"He’s obviously working very, very hard at it. I mean he’s traveling all over the country as chairman of the [Republican Governors Association] and I think at this point he has as good a chance or better than anybody else. His name is household word all across the country, and I think he would make a great president."
—former U.S. Rep. Jim Saxton (R-3), on Gov. Chris Christie