Edwin Selby

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Edwin Selby
Edwin Selby.jpg
Candidate for
New Jersey Senate District 24
Master'sMontclair University
Ph.D.Walden University
ProfessionSenior associate and board member, Center for Creative Learning
Personal website
Campaign website
Edwin Selby was a 2011 Democratic candidate for District 24 of the New Jersey State Senate. Selby ran unsuccessfully for Senate district 24 in 2001 and 2007, and Assembly district 24 in 1999.

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.[1]

New Jersey State Senate District 24 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Oroho 66% 21,044
     Democratic Edwin Selby 34% 10,837
Total Votes 31,881

Campaign donors


In 2007, Selby collected $74,459 in donations.[2]

His four largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $65,895
Megan A. Ward $500
Selby for Senate-CEF $129
Edwin C. Selby $100


In 2001, Selby collected $5,331 in donations.[3]

His largest contributors in 2001 were:

Donor Amount
Democratic National Committee $4,811
Sussex County Democratic Committee $520


Campaign themes

Selby lists these items on his website:[4]

  • 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.[5]

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"[5] 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.[5]


Selby currently resides in Hampton Township with his wife Joan. They have three adult children and seven grandchildren.

District 24

District 24 covers Sussex, Hunterdon and Morris counties.


Selby's email:Ed@SelbyForSenate.com

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