Sources: Cunningham, McKnight, Chiaravalloti to run on HCDO line in LD-31

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Despite whispers of some changes coming to the 31st Legislative District, which includes Bayonne and parts of Jersey City, all three Trenton representatives will be running on the Democratic party line, sources said.

Assembly members Nick Chiaravalloti and Angela McKnight (far left) and state Senator Sandra Cunningham (far right, all D-31) will seek re-election together.
Assembly members Nick Chiaravalloti and Angela McKnight (far left) and state Senator Sandra Cunningham (far right, all D-31) will seek re-election together.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Despite rumblings that rookie Assemblywoman Angela McKnight may challenge veteran state Senator Sandra Cunningham, which stemmed from McKnight telling us “nothing is off the table” when asked what her election plans were, it looks like LD-31 will remain the same.

Three sources with ties to the Hudson County Democratic Organization told Hudson County View that Cunningham, McKnight and her Assembly colleague Nick Chiaravalloti will all seek re-election on the line – beginning with the June 6 Democratic primary.

Chiaravalloti has previously said he would be seeking re-election, while McKnight continued to leave the door open about what the near future holds.

Now, it appears unlikely that Cunningham, a state Senator since 2008, will face a serious challenge in this summer.

Meanwhile, McKnight and Chiaravalloti will face opposition in the duo of Bayonne Board of Education Trustee Chris Munoz and Jersey City teacher/education association operative Kristen Zadroga Hart, as only Hudson County View has reported.

The HCDO will formally announce their entire slate at a press conference at the Brennan Courthouse in Jersey City one week from today.

However, bear in mind that nothing is set in stone, as McKnight was not the first pick from the Jersey City side of LD-31 back in 2015.