Gregory P. McGuckin
|Gregory P. McGuckin|
|Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
from the 10th Legislative District
January 10, 2012
Serving with David W. Wolfe
|Preceded by||James W. Holzapfel|
July 2, 1961 |
East Orange, New Jersey
|Residence||Toms River Township|
|Alma mater||B.A. Providence College
J.D. Seton Hall University School of Law
|Website||Legislative 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.
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. 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). 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. 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.
In 2011, James W. Holzapfel ran for the New Jersey Senate seat of the retiring Andrew R. Ciesla, 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, and he was sworn in on January 10, 2012.
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 2012–2013 Legislative Session are:
- "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.
- "Greg McGuckin for Assembly". Facebook. Retrieved January 24, 2012.
- "Turnover in N.J. Legislature is slight". Asbury Park Press. January 10, 2012. Retrieved January 24, 2012.
- "Attorneys: Gregory P. McGuckin". Dasti, Murphy, McGuckin, Ulaky, Cherkos & Connors. Retrieved January 24, 2012.
- "Assemblyman Gregory P. McGuckin". New Jersey Legislature. Retrieved January 24, 2012.
- 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."
- 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.
- Legislative Roster 2014–2015 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed January 27, 2014.
- Assemblyman Gregory P. McGuckin's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature
- New Jersey Legislature financial disclosure forms
|New Jersey General Assembly|
James W. Holzapfel
|Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 10th District
January 10, 2012 – present
With: David W. Wolfe