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John Froonjian, the interim executive director of the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University.

Froonjian will head Stockton’s Hughes Center

Retired journalist pledges to sponsor debates, enhance Stockton poll

By David Wildstein, April 29 2019 11:13 am

The William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University has named John Froonjian as the interim executive director.

Froonjian, a former statehouse political reporter who spent 32 years with The Press of Atlantic City, has been with Stockton since 2011 and runs their polling institute.

“John’s polls have represented the views of New Jersey residents on topics of vital interest in the state,” said Stockton president Harvey Kesselman.  “His broad knowledge of South Jersey issues and politics will enhance the mission and reach of the Hughes Center in the region and the state.”

Froonjian wants to expand the Hughes Center’s footprint in New Jersey politics, with plans to sponsor candidate debates and increase their polling center.

“We find inspiration in the record of former congressman and ambassador Bill Hughes,” Froonjian said.  “He was a national leader on the environment, coastal issues, criminal justice, law, economic development, transportation and so much more. These issues remain vitally important to New Jersey.”

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