(Somerset, NJ) – Robert A. Quinn, officially kicked off his campaign for New Jersey Assembly April 20, at Gabriele's Bar & Grill in Piscataway, one of the five towns in Legislative District 17. 

Supporters and fellow candidates from all levels of state and local office attended. 

In a statement on Facebook and during his speech, Corey Teague, a  Democrat said, “Tonight, I am publicly endorsing Robert Quinn for NJ Assembly LD17”.  Mr. Teague is also deeply involved in education and served as a Commissioner of the Paterson Board of Education. 

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A special guest, Republican Primary Gubernatorial Candidate Steve Rogers spoke briefly and gave Quinn, a first-time candidate, his endorsement.   

Speakers included Donna Simon, Republican Assembly candidate running with Somerset County Freeholder Mark Caliguire in Legislative District 16. 

Donna said,  “Robert and I have a lot in common, we say what we mean and we mean what we say.”

Quinn invited Sheila Montague, a candidate for at-large representation on the Newark Public School Advisory Board to discuss the state of education in New Jersey.  “As a Democrat, I'm supporting Robert because he is willing to put everything on the line for our children”, said Montague who faces an election April 25.  

Local committees were well represented with George Callan, Chairman of North Brunswick Republicans as a speaker and Rich Revolinsky, Chairman of Milltown Republicans acting as host of the program.

Quinn said he was ready to get the campaign started and will work with the other candidates in Legislative District 17 to win in November. 

He will be coordinating with Nadine Wilkins, the other candidate for Assembly and Daryl Kipnis who is the candidate for the Senate. 

All are residents of Franklin Township.

Mr. Quinn closed the program with “What a great way to kick off my campaign, I'm ready to fight for the people of New Jersey, for the children and for you.”