Carl Lewis May Run For NJ State Senate

Olympic track and field gold medalist considering political campaign

Nine time Olympic Gold medal winner Carl Lewis will announce his political plans later today.

The Medford, New Jersey resident was reported to be in talks to run for state Senate in the Eighth District.

Republican Dawn Addiego was appointed to the seat in Nov. 2010, to fill the unexpired term of Superior Court Judge Phil Haines. Addiego had served in the General Assembly since Jan. 2008

Lewis said he planned a news conference at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, to announce "my political decision." He picked the steps of the old county courthouse in Mount Holly to reveal his plans.

Today is the filing deadline for candidates running for the New Jersey Legislature.

All 120 seats of the Senate and Assembly will be on the ballot in November.

The NJ primary is set for June 7.

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