“Hurley in the Morning” has learned and confirmed that Atlantic County Commissioner John Risley will be running for the New Jersey General Assembly this year.

Risley ran a very strong race for the 2nd Legislative District race (with Phil Guenther) in 2019.

In fact, had incumbent Assemblymen Vince Mazzeo and John Armato not had the support of Vote by Mail potentate, Craig Callaway ... Risley and Guenther would already be serving in the New Jersey Legislature.

Risley will join a field that already includes former Atlantic Mayor Don Guardian.

A big question still to be answered: Will New Jersey State Senator Chris Brown seek re-election?

He was non committal last Friday during our definitive on-air interview.

It is my opinion that with very strong Republican candidates stepping up, in the end Brown will decide to run for a second term.

Guardian and Risley are so strong that they may discourage other Republicans from entering the race.

Several sources have told me that Atlantic City 6th Ward Councilman Jesse Kurtz also has his eyes set on running.

Risley will be our guest this Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 8:05 a.m. (“Hurley in the Morning” on WPG Talk Radio 95.5) to discuss his candidacy.

Risley has a lot going for him in his favor, as he successfully won in all 23 Atlantic County Municipalities in 2020.

This is especially significant in that Risley won during an all vote by mail election, which for whatever mystical reasons has consistently favored Democrats over Republicans when using this voting method.

District 2 is comprised of 17 Atlantic County Municipalities.

Risley has run in all of these towns many times over the past more than two decades.


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