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State Sen. Declan O'Scanlon (R-Little Silver). Photo by Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe

O’Scanlon not lobbying for deputy minority whip

By Nikita Biryukov, January 31 2019 4:56 pm

State Sen. Declan O’Scanlon (R-Little Silver) isn’t actively seeking to replace State Sen. Dawn Addiego (D-Evesham) as deputy minority whip.

“I’m easy either way. We have a ton of great people, so I’m not lobbying for that position,” O’Scanlon told the New Jersey Globe. “I’m happy to play whatever role my caucus needs me to play. There are other wonderful people who can fill that position as well, so there’s no behind-the-scenes lobbying coming from this senator.”

Addiego’s departure leaves the Senate Republican Caucus with just one woman lawmaker, State Sen. Kristin Corrado (R-Totowa), and no women in the caucus’s leadership.

Both Corrado and O’Scanlon have now said they are not actively seeking the vacant leadership position.

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