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Former Republican Assemblywoman Barbara Curran, left, with Democratic congressional candidate Mikie Sherrill

Former GOP assemblywoman endorses Sherrill

Barbara Curran was once NJ GOP executive director

By David Wildstein, October 30 2018 5:00 pm

Barbara Curran, a former assemblywoman who once served as executive director of the New Jersey Republican State Committee, today endorsed Democrat Mikie Sherrill for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th district.

Another Republican, former Chatham Mayor Susan Hoag, also announced her support of Sherrill the race for Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen’s open seat.  Sherrill faces Republican Jay Webber, a six-term assemblyman, on November 6.

Curran represented part of Morris County in the Assembly from 1974 to 1980, when she resigned to become a commissioner of the state Board of Public Utilities.  She later served as a Superior Court Judge.

“Having served in all three branches of government here in New Jersey, I know what dedicated public service looks like. It’s about advocating for the greater good and putting others first, and that’s always been Mikie Sherrill’s mission,” said Curran. “Right now we need leaders like Mikie Sherrill in Washington who will work to make New Jersey a better place for all our families. I am proud to support her campaign for Congress.”

Hoag, who spent six years on the Chatham Township Council, said Sherrill will work hard for members of both parties.

“Throughout her campaign, she has stuck to the issues that are important to the residents of this community, hearing from and meeting with individuals regardless of their party affiliation.” Hoag said. “I know Mikie Sherrill will be a stellar representative for our community in the House of Representatives.”

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