Gregory P. McGuckin

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Greg McGuckin
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 10th District
Assumed office
January 10, 2012
Serving with David W. Wolfe
Preceded byJames W. Holzapfel
Personal details
Born (1961-07-02) July 2, 1961 (age 58)
East Orange, New Jersey
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceToms River Township
Alma materB.A. Providence College
J.D. Seton Hall University School of Law
WebsiteLegislative web page

Gregory P. McGuckin (born July 2, 1961) is an American Republican Party politician who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 10th Legislative District since January 10, 2012.

Early Life[edit]

McGuckin was born in East Orange, New Jersey and raised in Brick Township, where his father John McGuckin was the town's first directly elected mayor.[1][2] He earned a B.A. degree from Providence College in 1983 and a J.D. degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1987 (New Jersey Governor Chris Christie graduated the same year[3]). He interned for U.S. District Court judge John W. Bissell in 1986 and clerked for Judges of the New Jersey Superior Court in Ocean County in 1987–1988.[4] He became an associate with the Forked River law firm of Dasti, Murphy & Wellerson, and was named a partner in the firm, now known as Dasti, Murphy, McGuckin, Ulaky, Cherkos & Connors.[2] McGuckin was elected to the Toms River Township Council in 2003 and was re-elected in 2005 and 2009. He was selected as Council President, serving from 2004 to 2011.[5]

New Jersey Assembly[edit]

In 2011, incumbent Assemblyman James W. Holzapfel ran for the New Jersey Senate seat of the retiring Andrew R. Ciesla,[6] and McGuckin ran for the open Assembly seat. He and his running mate David W. Wolfe defeated the Democratic candidates Bette Wary and Eli Eytan,[7] and he was sworn in on January 10, 2012.[3]


  • Homeland Security and State Preparedness
  • Transportation and Independent Authorities

District 10[edit]

Each of the 40 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 10th District for the 218th Legislature are:[8]

Electoral History[edit]


New Jersey general election, 2017[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Dave Wolfe 39,265 31.7 Decrease 0.2
Republican Gregory P. McGuckin 37,896 30.6 Increase 0.6
Democratic Michael B. Cooke 23,417 18.9 Decrease 0.9
Democratic Raymond Baker 23,174 18.7 Increase 0.2
Total votes 123,752 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2015[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Dave Wolfe 19,882 31.9 Decrease 3.1
Republican Gregory P. McGuckin 18,543 30.0 Decrease 3.4
Democratic Kimberley S. Casten 12,302 19.8 Increase 3.6
Democratic Valter Must 11,513 18.5 Increase 3.1
Total votes 62,240 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2013[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Dave Wolfe 44,627 35.0 Increase 3.0
Republican Gregory P. McGuckin 42,586 33.4 Increase 2.7
Democratic Susan Kane 20,647 16.2 Decrease 3.1
Democratic Amber Gesslein 19,658 15.4 Decrease 2.6
Total votes 127,518 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2011[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Wolfe 27,955 32.0
Republican Gregory P. McGuckin 26,831 30.7
Democratic Bette Wary 16,909 19.3
Democratic Eli L. Eytan 15,698 18.0
Total votes 87,393 100.0


  1. ^ "McGuckin Looks to Father's Brick Past While Celebrating Assembly Win". Point Pleasant Patch. November 9, 2011. Retrieved February 21, 2012. He pointed to his father, John McGuckin, who inspired him early to seek a path of public service. 'It was 40 years ago my father became the first directly elected mayor of Brick township,' McGuckin said.
  2. ^ a b "Greg McGuckin for Assembly". Facebook. Retrieved January 24, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Turnover in N.J. Legislature is slight". Asbury Park Press. January 10, 2012. Retrieved January 24, 2012.
  4. ^ "Attorneys: Gregory P. McGuckin". Dasti, Murphy, McGuckin, Ulaky, Cherkos & Connors. Retrieved January 24, 2012.
  5. ^ "Assemblyman Gregory P. McGuckin". New Jersey Legislature. Retrieved January 24, 2012.
  6. ^ The Auditor. "Crosbie's immunity may have worn off", The Star-Ledger, January 30, 2011. Accessed August 22, 2011. "Sen. Andrew Ciesla is ending his two-decade run in Trenton, telling The Auditor he’ll call it quits after this year ... He will not run for re-election in November. “It’s been a great run and we’ve accomplished an awful lot. Two decades just seemed to me the amount of time to dedicate to public service and it’s time to pass the torch,” Ciesla said. Ciesla said he never intended to spend more than 10 years in the Legislature. In fact, he sponsored a resolution in 1993 to enact 10-year term limits. It never got anywhere. Ciesla said he expects Assemblymen David Wolfe (R-Ocean) and Jim Holzapfel (R-Ocean) to vie for his seat."
  7. ^ Official List Candidate Returns for General Assembly For November 2011 General Election, New Jersey Department of State, December 14, 2011, p. 10. Accessed January 25, 2012.
  8. ^ Legislative Roster 2014–2015 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed January 27, 2014.
  9. ^ "2017-official-general-election-results-general-assembly.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  10. ^ "2015-official-ge-results-nj-general-assembly.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  11. ^ "2013-official-general-election-results-general-assembly.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  12. ^ "2011-official-gen-elect-gen-assembly-results-121411.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 2 April 2019.

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New Jersey General Assembly
Preceded by
James W. Holzapfel
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 10th District
January 10, 2012 – present
With: David W. Wolfe
Succeeded by