Risley committed to Assembly race; expresses support for Polistina
Egg Harbor Township, NJ – Assembly Candidate John Risley issued a statement today following news in the race for Senate and Assembly in New Jersey’s Second District.
“First I want to congratulate Vince Polistina for stepping up to fill Senator Chris Brown’s shoes. I’ve worked with Vince for many years and count him as a friend. As for my plans I am committed, and since I have announced have been committed, to running for the Assembly in the 2nd district.
I’m running because out of all the candidates who have entered the race I have the best chance to win in November. I’ve run in this race before, and know what it takes to build the organization necessary to be successful. The Democrats without their vote-by-mail operation in Atlantic City are at a disadvantage this year, and with a strong Republican ticket led by our Gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli we are poised to hold the Senate seat and take back the two Assembly seats.
I’ve had a successful career in public service in which I have built a level of trust with voters in Atlantic County. Voters know the Risley name, and they know it’s a name they can depend on. With all due respect to my competitors none of them have ever been elected to any position countywide. Some of them have never had their name on a ballot in their life. I’ve been elected and re-elected in difficult years for Republicans because people across the district trust me.
While I don’t plan on making any endorsements or deals before the Atlantic County Republican convention I do encourage the Republican party elders and influencers to remain neutral in this process. As always, I will be unbossed and unbought. When I’m elected you know I’ll be there for you !”