BOONTON — The room was crowded with more than 150 supporters at Sokol Hall in Boonton on Monday, March 4, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon and Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco (R-25), began their campaign for re-election.
Gannon grew up in Boonton Township in an Irish and Polish Catholic family with two brothers and one sister, who were all raised by his father, mother and grandmother. His passion for law enforcement came from his father, who was a New York City Police Detective. Gannon graduated Boonton High School where he played sports and also was a member of the Boonton Township Fire Service.
Bucco, 56, was first elected in 2009. He is the son of state Senator Anthony R. Bucco, 81, who has been a state senator since 1998. Bucco is a Rotarian and has been a member of the Boonton Fire Department for 39 years. He and his wife, Amy, have six children.
“For New Jersey taxpayers, it’s always death by a thousand cuts with more and more tax hike proposals coming from our Governor and the Democratic legislature in Trenton. We need to restore fiscal sanity to keep families and jobs here, rather than fleeing to other states,” said Assemblyman Bucco. “From my legislation proposing tax relief for married couples, 401k retirement savings, and addressing the harmful Trenton mandates on municipalities that drive up property taxes, I’m anxious to continue my work fighting for taxpayers, families and seniors in Trenton.”
One of the most recent pieces of legislation Bucco introduced helps to reform the insurance pre-approval process.
“As a cancer survivor first diagnosed at eight years old, I understand how stressful that insurance company pre-approval can be,” said Bucco, who has been cancer free for over 12 years. “My bipartisan legislation would reform that process to make sure treatments prescribed by doctors are not held up by insurance company bureaucracies.”
New Jersey’s 25th Legislative District is one of 40 in the New Jersey Legislature. As of the 2011 apportionment, the district includes the Morris County municipalities of Boonton Town, Boonton Township, Mountain Lakes Borough, Chester Borough, Chester Township, Denville Township, Dover Town, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township, Mine Hill Township, Morris Township, Morristown Town, Mount Arlington Borough, , Netcong Borough, Randolph Township, Rockaway Borough, Roxbury Township, Victory Gardens Borough, Washington Township and Wharton Borough; and the Somerset County municipality of Bernardsville Borough.