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|New Jersey General Assembly District 24|
Huhn was a candidate for District 24 of the New Jersey General Assembly. He was defeated in the November 8 general election. Huhn and Jim Nye ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on June 7. Incumbents Alison McHose and Gary Chiusano ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Rose Ann Salanitri and Mark Quick are also running in the November 8 general election as Independents.
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. Ed Selby (D) 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.
Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital Press Conference
On August 10, 2011, Ed Selby, Leslie Huhn and Jim Nye held a press conference just outside the Senator Garrett W. Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital in Glen Gardner, NJ, protesting the proposed closure of the facility in 2012. Selby, Huhn and Nye chastised Governor Christie's decision and the support he has given to current Republican incumbents Alison McHose, Gary Chiusano and Steven Oroho. The press conference was attended by roughly 100 people.
- NJSpotlight, "Candidates: Legislative District 24," November 3, 2011
- NJSpotlight, "Legislative District 24," October 5, 2011
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