Special election to be held in November for 31st Legislative District seat
When Jersey City Mayor Glen Cunningham died, not only did he leave his mayoral seat vacant he also left the 31st Legislative District seat in the state Senate open. Anthony Chiappone has been an assemblyman for just eight months. Now he is running as an Independent to fill Cunningham's Senate seat. His opponent is Joe Doria, who was appointed interim state senator when Cunningham died. A special election will be held in November to decide Cunningham's successor.