Dunn sworn in to fill Bucco’s Assembly seat

Speaker Craig Coughlin congratulates Assemblywoman Aura Dunn from the floor of the Assembly today with her husband Keary and son Sullivan

MORRIS COUNTY — On the floor of the Assembly, Aura Dunn was officially sworn in to fill the 25th Legislative District seat vacated by now Senator Anthony M. Bucco.

Dunn was selected by members of the Morris County Republican Committee at a special convention last Thursday.

“I’m here to fight back against Governor Murphy’s reckless tax-and-spend policies,” said Dunn. “We have to stand up for the families who can no longer afford to live here, the businesses who can’t afford to expand here and taxpayers who are drowning under the Democrats. It has to end, and I will not stop until it does.”

Dunn, a former top aide to Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, has worked in public policy for more than two decades. She spent more than 15 years in Washington, D.C., serving four members of Congress, including the chairs of the Senate and House Appropriations committees. As an education policy budget analyst, she was involved in managing the nation’s $40 billion education budget. She also authored a piece of landmark student safety legislation, the Clery Act, which requires colleges and universities to issue public reports on-campus crime statistics and security information.

She currently serves on several boards; including the Morris Habitat for Humanity board of directors, Morris County’s Mental Health Addictions Services advisory board, and the Mendham Borough Planning Board.

Dunn, a first-generation college graduate, earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, a master’s degree in public administration from George Washington University, and holds a mediation certificate from the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators.

She and her husband Keary have three children and live in Mendham.