Viola Hughes

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Candidate for
U.S. House, New Jersey, District 2
Bachelor'sRowan University
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Viola Hughes was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 2nd Congressional District of New Jersey. She lost in the Democratic primary.[1]

Hughes is the former mayor of Fairfield Township. She ran against Frank LoBiondo in 2006.[2]


Campaign themes


Hughes emphasized during the campaign that Congress should put more effort into increasing employment. "I think we need to defer social issues. One way we can help the economy right now is bringing more infrastructure, especially in the South Jersey area," she said.[3]



See also: New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Hughes ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New Jersey's 2nd District. She sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket,[4] and lost to Cassandra Shober in the June 5 primary.[1][5]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCassandra Shober 64.9% 9,810
Viola Hughes 26.3% 3,971
Gary Stein 8.8% 1,327
Total Votes 15,108

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