Kyle Jasey, the son of outgoing Essex County Assemblywoman Mila Jasey (D-27), has filed as a Democratic challenger to U.S. Senator Bob Menendez in the June 4th, 2024 primary.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Kyle Jasey, 41, who lives in Ward E, filed his statement of organization on July 14th and an Instagram page dedicated to his candidacy made their one and only post on May 16th, indicating that he has been planning to run for at least a few months.
He lists his campaign treasurer as his wife Marielena, whom he owns a real estate lending company with. Politico Pro reported Jasey would be running for the U.S. Senate this morning.
“My name is Kyle Jasey and I am running for New Jersey’s US Senate Seat because I believe that the people of NJ are ready for change,” he wrote on his campaign website.
“I believe that our current representative’s multiple scandals make him unfit to serve, and I will do everything in my power to give the people of NJ an alternative who they can believe in. I am a husband, a father, and a small business owner born and raised in NJ.”
The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Menendez and his wife’s involvement with federal contract awarded to Edgewater-based meat company IS EG Halal and the probe has recently delved beyond that, with state Senator Nick Sacco (D-32) among those subpoenaed in May, as HCV first reported.
Menendez, who survived federal corruption charges in 2017 when the trial ended in a hung jury, told News 12 in January that the current investigation “will result in nothing.”
According to his LinkedIn page, Kyle Jasey served as the intern coordinator for the 27th Legislative District where his mother has served for nearly 16 years.
He also lists intern stints for Assemblyman John McKeon, a longtime running mate of Mila Jasey, and the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, as well as serving as the Somerset County deputy field coordinator for Jon Corzine’s re-election bid for governor in 2009.
Kyle Jasey has never run for office before and has not reported any fund raised yet, making a bid to unseat Menendez a tall order for the time being.
The incumbent’s second quarter campaign finance report indicates that he has $7.8 million cash on hand for his re-election campaign thus far.