Guy R. Gregg

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Guy R. Gregg
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 24th Legislative District
In office
June 16, 1994 – January 8, 2008
Preceded byC. Richard Kamin
Succeeded byGary R. Chiusano
Personal details
Born (1949-12-14) December 14, 1949 (age 69)
Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Political partyRepublican

Guy R. Gregg (born December 14, 1949, Brooklyn, New York) is an American Republican Party politician, who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1992 to 2008, where he represented the 24th Legislative District. He was a candidate for the Republican nomination for United States Senator in 2002.[1]

Gregg served in the Assembly as Republican Conference Leader from 2004–2006, was the Majority Whip from 1998–1999 and the Assistant Majority Whip from 1996-1998, he served in the Assembly on the Human Services Committee and the Labor Committee.[2]

After nearly 40 years in the New Jersey Legislature — making him the longest-serving legislator in New Jersey history — Robert Littell announced on March 6, 2007, that he would not seek reelection to the New Jersey Senate and would retire from office at the end of 2007. Republican Freeholder Steve Oroho and Assemblyman Guy R. Gregg both announced that they would pursue the Republican nomination for Littell's Senate seat in the June 2007 primary.[3] Gregg lost the primary election to Steve Oroho, who was backed by the well-known and Republican favorite Littell family. [4]

Career[edit]

As an Assemblyman, Gregg has sponsored legislation eliminating New Jersey's duplicative Sub Chapter S Corporation Tax as well as legislation which would allow vendors to retain 1% of the sales tax they collect, as compensation for administrative costs; the Assemblyman has also sponsored the 10-20-Life Law which permits extended penalties for offenders using weapons during the course of committing a crime. The Assemblyman advocates the 65 mph speed limit increase which he authored, as well as increased mass transportation for the area of the state.

In 2002, Gregg said he would seek the Republican nomination for U.S. Senator,[1] but he dropped out of the race on filing day and endorsed Jim Treffinger, the Essex County Executive and the front runner.[5] Treffinger himself dropped out less than a week later after FBI agents raided his office as part of a big time scandal that later sent Treffinger to jail.

Gregg served in the United States Marine Corps from 1972–1975, achieving the rank of First Lieutenant.[2]

Gregg graduated with a B.A. in 1972 from Monmouth College in Psychology.[2] He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and currently resides in Long Valley in Washington Township, Morris County, New Jersey.[6]

District 24[edit]

Each of the forty districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly; the other representatives from the 24th Legislative District for the 2006-2008 legislative session were:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b https://www.nytimes.com/2002/01/06/nyregion/worth-noting-yet-another-republican-wants-to-take-on-torricelli.html
  2. ^ a b c Assemblyman Gregg's Legislative Website Archived 2005-11-06 at the Wayback Machine, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed August 16, 2007.
  3. ^ Wichert, Bill. Longest serving state legislator, Littell, to retire, New Jersey Herald, March 7, 2007.
  4. ^ Politics NJ Archived 2009-01-08 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed September 25, 2007.
  5. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/09/nyregion/2-quit-primary-as-the-gop-gets-ready-for-torricelli.html
  6. ^ Howell Jr., Tom; and Wichert, Bill. "Oroho Wins", The New Jersey Herald, June 6, 2007. Accessed January 13, 2008. "Oroho and Littell are next-door neighbors in Franklin, while Gregg lives in Long Valley, Morris County."

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