Mahwah Democrat Jan Bidwell announced Wednesday she will run for a seat in the state Senate, politickernj.com reported. Longtime state senator Gerry Cardinale currently holds the 39th District seat Bidwell is seeking.
"Our district needs a senator who understands the challenges of citizens who are buckling under the burden of high taxes and budget cuts, who are unemployed, who deserve to be paid a fair wage," Bidwell, a social worker, told politickernj.com. "The 39th District deserves a senator who strongly denounces corruption."
Bidwell, who was as a member of Gov. Jon Corzine's Child Welfare Policy Group, said she will use “modern tools” to reach out to the district’s voters, the report said.
District 39 represents towns in Bergen and Passaic counties, including Mahwah, Ramsey, Bloomingdale, Closter, Demarest, Dumont, Emerson, Harrington Park, Haworth, Hillsdale, Montvale, Norwood, Oakland, Old Tappan, Park Ridge, Ringwood, River Vale, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River, Wanaque, Washington Township, Westwood, and Woodcliff Lake.