By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog
‘Tis the season, Save Jerseyans.
ICYMI- Tayfun Selen (R-Chatham Twp.) launched his Assembly campaign on Wednesday at the Hilton Short Hills with Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Westfield) and running mate Q Rim (R-Whippany) on hand to promote the ticket.
Selen, an immigrant who arrived in the U.S. in the 1990s and subsequently entered the business world, will take on incumbent Democrats Mila Jasey and John McKeon.
Other guests on hand included Mayor Robert Tillotson of Millburn, Morris County Sheriff Ed Rochford, Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi, and county GOP County Chairs John Sette (Morris) and Al Barlas (Essex).
The 27th Legislative District includes the North Jersey Essex and Morris communities of Caldwell, Chatham Township, East Hanover, Essex Fells, Florham Park, Hanover, Harding, Livingston,Madison, Maplewood, Millburn, Roseland, South Orange, and West Orange. In 2013, just under 4,000 votes separated Jasey from the top GOP voter-getter. Republicans hope a combination of low turnout and the lack of locally-popular state Senator Dick Codey atop the ticket will be enough to provide an elusive edge in 2015.