Five months after winning 33% of the vote against Rep. Donald Norcross (D-Camden), Republican Paul Dilks is running for office again.
This time he’s seeking a seat in the State Assembly against incumbents Paul Moriarty (D-Washington Township) and Gabriela Mosquera (D-Gloucester Township) in the 4th district.
Dilks is running with Stephen Pakradooni, Jr., a small businessman from Sewell.
Republicans last won the 5th in 2009, when Domenick DiCicco defeated Gloucester Township Board of Education president Bill Collins by 601 votes after Assemblywoman Sandra Love (D-Gloucester Township) retired.
Under a Democratic map adopted during 2011 redistricting, DiCicco’s hometown of Franklin was shifted to the 3rd district. He ran against Democratic incumbents John Burzichelli (D-Paulsboro and Celeste Riley (D-Bridgeton) and lost by nearly 5,000 votes.