11th Congressional District Candidates Rodney Frelinghuysen and Mark Dunec to Hold Radio Debate Oct. 26

Credits: wikipedia.com
Credits: Dunec for Congress.com

WEST ORANGE, NJ -  Candidates for the 11th Congressional District, incumbent Rodney Frelinghuysen and challenger Mark Dunec, will debate on air Sunday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to noon on  "Your New Jersey Connection," live on WMTR 1250 AM. The debate will be moderated by Julie Briggs, a radio host on the station.

West Orange residents located in the 11th Congressional District will be voting for their Congressman on Nov. 4, and the choice will be between long-time Republican incumbent Rodney Freylinghusen and Democratic Challenger Mark Dunec.

The 11th Congressional District is a decidedly Republican district covering townships in Essex, Morris, Sussex, and Passaic Counties.

Sign Up for E-News

Rodney Frelinghuysen is seeking an eleventh term in Congress, having served since 1995. In his elections, he garnered between 59 and 72 percent of the vote. He is currently serving as New Jersey's senior member of the House Appropriations Committee and on three key appropriations subcommittees: Energy and Water Development, Homeland Security and Defense, where he serves as Chairman.

Freylinghusen's website touts his support of veterans and the military (he served in Vietnam from 1969-1971 as a member of the 93rd Engineering Battalion (Construction) stationed in the Mekong Delta) and for his reputation as a fiscally conservative congressman that earned the title of “Hero of the Taxpayer” Award from the Americans for Tax Reform.

Challenger Mark Dunec feels it's time for a change. The Livingston resident is a professional problem solver working in a global management consulting firm and is running on a platform of "Leadership. Action. Results."

Dunec has garnerd the support of Senator Cory Booker, several unions, and other 11th Congressional Mayors. Dunec says he will "work across the aisle to tackle and solve the problems that face our district and country; 
and I will embrace good ideas without regard to rigid ideology or strict party affiliation; I will be honest and transparent."

The one hour radio debate is the only debate that Freylinghusen has agreed to. Voters are encouraged to call in during the program and to ask questions of the candidates. The call-in number for the program is (973-267-9687). The only rebroadcast date is scheduled on WDHA 105.5 FM at 6:00 AM on Sunday, November 2.

For more information on the candidates, go to:



Most residents may not even be aware that the township is split into two Congressional Districts, the 10th and 11th. According to the township website, "West Orange is split between the 10th and 11th Congressional Districts and is part of New Jersey's 27th state legislative district. Prior to the 2010 Census, West Orange had been part of the 8,10th Congressional District, a change made by the New Jersey Redistricting Commission that took effect in January 2013, based on the results of the November 2012 general elections. In the redistricting that took effect in 2013, 18,122 residents in the eastern third of the township were placed in the 10th district, while 28,085 residents in the western portion of the township were placed in the 11th District."

The West Orange 11th Congressional District is comprised of the following wards: 1-1, 1-2, 1-4, 1-8, 1-9, 2-1, 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 4-5, 4-6, 4-7, 4-8, 4-9, 4-10, 4-11, 4-12, 4-13, 4-14, 4-15, 4-16.


TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

West Orange

Full Pet Grooming Service 25% OFF

April 20, 2018

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Cloud Canine Grooming Salon & Spa in Little Falls is open for business and owner and pet stylist Melissa DiRoma is offering 25% off a FULL GROOMING SERVICE for all new customers. Call (973) 837-8884 or visit http://cloudcaninesalon.com to schedule your appointment. Mention promo code TAP DOG for discount. 

About Cloud ...

Free Wellness Event at The Joint Chiropractic

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The public is invited to a "Wellness Event to Remember" at The Joint Chiropractic in West Caldwell on Thursday, April 19 from 7 p.m. to  9 p.m.

Guests will include:

Michael Piercy, owner of The Lab
Justyna Debski, owner of Revive Mind Body
Karen Caplan, owner of Nutrition Transitions

Join the ...

Luxury Facial Services 50% OFF

MILLBURN, NJ - DeAmour Salon & Spa is proud to announce its newest team member, Renee Rudikh, formerly of the famous Georgette Klinger Spa at the Short Hills Mall.

Rudikh has extensive experience and specializes in a plethora of facial styles including: deep pore cleansing/European, microdermabrasion with collagen, teenage, men's, back, LED and customized European ...

YMCA $0 Enrollment in April

LIVINGSTON, NJ - For the month of April, the West Essex YMCA is offer $0 enrollment. 

Take advantage of all that your local Y has to offer for the whole family!

Personal Training
Group Classes
Low monthly membership
And much much more!...

Check out all that the Y has to offer HERE

About the West Essex YMCA:
The West Essex YMCA has ...

MAX Challenge of West Orange - 2 Weeks FREE and more...

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The MAX Challenge of West Orange is about to start its next challenge.  Sign up before April 9, and you will receive maximum benefits, including two weeks free!



12 weeks for the price of 10
Unlimited fitness classes 
Nutritional ...

deAmour Salon - Complimentary Blowout with Other Select Services - $40+ Value

Millburn, NJ - Salon Profilo in Milburn has recently rebranded to deAmour Salon & Spa! In celebration, owners Roula and Grace are inviting new and existing clients to enjoy a complimentary blowout with any color service. Call (973) 379-8300 to schedule your appointment. Promo code: TAP COLOR

deAmor Salon specializes in multiple coloring techniques and stays current on industry ...

County Announces Improvement Plans for Grover Cleveland Park Playground and Tennis Courts

April 20, 2018

CALDWELL/ESSEX FELLS, NJ — Nearly $1.2 million in improvements will be made to modernize the Essex County Grover Cleveland Park playground and tennis courts.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. announced his improvement plans on Friday morning, stating that Grover Cleveland Park is a popular site for families and children, and that the playground and tennis courts need to be ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, April 22, 1:00 PM

West Orange High School, West Orange

FREE self-defense and safety seminar for teens ...

Health & Wellness


Wed, April 25, 7:00 PM

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange

Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity


Letter to the Editor: Lions Club of West Orange Spaghetti Dinner

April 16, 2018

Dear Editor,

Since 1953, the Lions Club of West Orange has been recognized throughout the township for our service to the blind and visually impaired. A majority of the world’s eye banks, clinics, and eye research centers are established and supported by all Lions Clubs throughout the world.

We are men and women committed to helping provide quality eye care, eye ...

West Orange Community House Seeks Community Sponsors

April 17, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Boys & Girls Club at the West Orange Community House (WOCH) has opened its new 9,000 square foot recreational facility at 250 Main Street in West Orange.

The WOCH has been supporting families of West Orange for 100 years, and needs help to continue providing much-needed recreational programs to West Orange. By placing an advertisement banner on the gym ...

Cluelessly Clueless

I teenaged my way through high school under the assumption that my parents had no idea what I was doing.  I like to think I was pretty good at withholding information and presenting situations in ways that were other than they really were.


Still, sometimes they found things out.  Like the time my friends plopped me on our front door step at one o'clock in the morning ...

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse


MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...