InsiderNJ spent 20 (or so) minutes with Don Guardian, the former Atlantic City mayor who’s now running for the NJ General Assembly in NJ’s 2nd legislative district. Based in Atlantic County, the major cites in LD2 include Egg Harbor Township, Pleasantville, and Atlantic City.
This one of the “swingiest” districts in NJ and one of the few competitive legislative races for political junkies to obsess about in this November’s election.
As a moderate republican who’s also gay, Don is among most intriguing figures in the telenovela that is NJ politics. His ability to convince a majority of Atlantic City voters to chose a white, republican to be their mayor means he knows more than most about bridging racial- and ethnic divides. We discuss that + pot + LGBTQ representation and a whole lot more.