Local criminal defense attorney John Zarych just officially declared his candidacy for the United States House of Representatives - New Jersey, District 2.

Zarych made the announcement when he called-in to “Hurley in the Morning” on WPG at 9:45 Wednesday morning.

Hurley first broke the news on General Election Day, 2017, that Congressman Frank LoBiondo would not seek re-election for a 13th consecutive term.

Brian Fitzherbert and James Toto also formally announced their candidacies live on-the-air on “Hurley in the Morning.”

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