|New Jersey Senate District 24|
|Profession||Senior associate and board member, Center for Creative Learning|
Selby is currently a senior associate and board member of the Center for Creative Learning, and is a research fellow with the Creativity Research Unit in Buffalo, New York. he is also an adjunct professor at Fordham University in the Graduate School of Education.
Selby graduated from Montclair University with a Master's of Arts in Educational Psychology. He went on to Walden University, and earned a Ph.D. in Education.
- See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011
Selby was defeated in the 2011 election for New Jersey Senate District 24. Selby ran unopposed in the primary on June 7, 2011. He was defeated by incumbent Steven Oroho (R) in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011.
|New Jersey State Senate District 24 General Election, 2011|
In 2007, Selby collected $74,459 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2007 were:
|Megan A. Ward||$500|
|Selby for Senate-CEF||$129|
|Edwin C. Selby||$100|
In 2001, Selby collected $5,331 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2001 were:
|Democratic National Committee||$4,811|
|Sussex County Democratic Committee||$520|
Selby lists these items on his website:
- Reducing property taxes by asking top income earners to once again pay their fair share
- Bringing jobs back to New Jersey by investing in public transportation and alternate energy
- Developing our area as a cultural hub, to attract new business and new job opportunities
- Building a self-sustaining economy for New Jersey
- Stopping the failed practice of addressing the problems of urban education on the backs of rural and suburban schools
- Basing education reform on what teachers and researchers know works, not on political slogans, and corporate get rich schemes
On July 7, 2011, Democrats Ed Selby, Leslie Huhn and Jim Nye sent a letter to Republican incumbents Alison McHose, Gary Chiusano and Steven Oroho, challenging them to a series of debates to take place before the November 8 general election. Leslie Huhn stated that Republicans have "had it too easy" in recent elections, and that they have taken their constituents for granted for too long.
The Democrats gave Republicans 10 days to respond. The same day (July 7), Lou Crescitelli, spokesman for the District 24 Republicans, confirmed the GOP incumbents will participate in the debates. Since redistricting took place, 11 new county municipalities were added to the district. Selby suggested the need to "expand" because the newly annexed counties might not know the candidates as well. The invitation to debate was not sent to the two Independent candidates in Assembly District 24, Rose Ann Salanitri and Mark Quick.
Selby currently resides in Hampton Township with his wife Joan. They have three adult children and seven grandchildren.
District 24 covers Sussex, Hunterdon and Morris counties.
- NJSpotlight, "Candidates: Legislative District 24," November 3, 2011
- NJSpotlight, "Legislative District 24," October 5, 2011
- Selby for Senate
- Democratic 24 Ed Selby
- Project Vote Smart biography of Edwin Selby
- Sussex County Democratic Committee
- New Jersey Department of State, "2011 Official State Senate Primary Candidate List," accessed April 10, 2014
- 2007 contributions to Edwin Selby
- 2001 contributions to Edwin Selby
- Democratic24.org, Ed Selby
- Lehighvalleylive.com, New Jersey's 24th District Republicans accept Democrats' challenge to debate, July 8, 2011