Point Pleasant Beach mayor Stephen Reid says he will run for NJ Assembly
POINT PLEASANT BEACH - Borough Mayor Stephen Reid announced he will not seek re-election later this year; instead, he will aim for a seat in the state Assembly to represent more than 200,000 Ocean County residents.Reid, a Republican, will look to take the place of longtime Assemblyman David W. Wolfe, who announced earlier this month that he will not seek re-election. Wolfe has spent 28 years in the Legislature, where he currently represents the 10th Legislative District, which includes Bay Head, Brick, Island Heights, Lakehurst, Lavallette, Manchester, Mantoloking, Point Pleasant Beach, Seaside Heights and Toms River. "I thought I was going to be the mayor for life in Point Pleasant Beach," said Reid, citing his love for the borough, "but this is an opportunity for me to represent 10 different towns in Ocean County."Reid on NJ marijuana legalization: Promises about legal weed benefits are falseReid has been the borough's mayor for four years and, before that, served on the Borough Council. He also runs his own public relations firm and serves as executive director of NJ RAMP, or Responsible Approaches to Marijuana Policy, an organization that opposes the legalization of recreational marijuana use. He has also worked for a former New Jersey governor, for former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christine Todd Whitman, and for the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, according to his firm's website. If elected, Reid said he would focus on lowering taxes and fighting new tax hikes.
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