APP: Schlossbach drops out of 11th District race for Assembly

The Asbury Park Press as well as other news agency’s have reported that Democratic Candidate Marilyn Schlossbach Has pulled out of the 11th District race for Assembly. Her reason for doing so was based on the damage sustained to her numerous shore area restaurants as a result of Hurricane Irene:

…“It is with great regret that I must withdraw my candidacy for Assembly. My efforts at this time must be focused on the health of my business, and protecting the jobs,” Schlossbach said Wednesday….

…She said she was sad about having to drop out of the race. However, she said she would consider running again in two years.

She said she wanted to put her employees ahead of everything else….

Campaign Manager, Vlad Gutman is quoted as saying that the decision was made on Wednesday, after Schlossbach had a chance to assess the impact of the storm damage on her businesses.

“I think as time went on, it became clear to her that she could not continue in the race,” Gutman said. “Her employees were her first priority.”

Her running mate Vin Gopal has left the following statement on his Facebook page concerning the departure of Scholssbach from the ticket.

I made a lifetime friend in Marilyn Schlossbach – a smart businesswoman filled with integrity and compassion. Although she has exited the race to focus on her businesses, she will be involved in helping our team in Asbury Park. Over 100 committee members will meet next week to pick my new runningmate, I will continue to work hard, knocking on doors & raising money and we will win on November 8th.

This is a stunning turn of events for the race in the 11th Assembly District were many felt that Gopal and Schlossbach had a extremely good chance to knock off their Republican incumbent opponents Assemblywomen Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande.

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Filed under 11th Assembly District, Asbury Park Press, Hurricane Irene, Marilyn Schlossbach, Vin Gopal

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