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Aura Dunn, right, the advisor to the Morris County Teenage Republicans, canvasses with members of the group in October 2019.

State Teenage Republicans back Aura Dunn

Shoemaker says Dunn ‘would make an incredible assemblywoman’

By David Wildstein, November 14 2019 9:37 am

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The chairman of the New Jersey Teenage Republicans has endorsed Aura Dunn for State Assembly in the 25th district.

Dunn, a former district director for Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, is one of at least four candidates seeking the unexpired term of Anthony M. Bucco, who resigned from the Assembly last month to take a seat in the State Senate.

“Aura has served as an adult advisor for the Morris County Teenage Republicans (TARS) for the last year now and her efforts have been instrumental in the success of the club,” said State TARS Chairman Jake Shoemaker.  “In 2018, she helped to found the club with a group of interested teens and the organization has never looked back.

Shoemaker said that Dunn has helped attract high profile guest speakers and has helped them grow their membership.

“Aura would be an incredible assemblywoman and would be a valuable asset to the county, the party, and most importantly, this state. Her dedication to the Republican Party, the youth movement within it, and the people of the 25th District all make her the best candidate for the job,” Shoemaker said. “There is not a better option to help lead the 25th District than Aura Dunn.”

Dunn faces Mendham Township Deputy Mayor Sarah Neibart, Assistant Morris County Counsel John Barbarula, and Morristown Councilwoman Alison Deeb at a November 21 special election convention to fill the remaining seven weeks of Bucco’s current Assembly term.

Editor’s Note: the New Jersey Teenage Republicans have been around since the 1960s.  Bob Franks, who would later serve seven terms in the State Assembly and four in Congress, was the state chairman from 1968 to 1969; David Wildstein, the editor of the New Jersey Globe, held the post from 1978 to 1979; and Charles Poekel, the Republican nominee for Congress in the 11th district in 1976, preceded Franks as state chairman.

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