James R. Hurley
|James R. Hurley|
|Residence||Millville, New Jersey|
|Organization||New Jersey Casino Control Commission|
|Political party||Republican Party|
Hurley served on Cumberland County's first Board of Chosen Freeholders. He was later elected a member of the New Jersey General Assembly, where he represented the 1st legislative district from 1976 to 1982 and served as both Minority Leader and Majority Leader. In 1982 he was elevated to the New Jersey Senate where he served for a time as Minority Leader.
On January 2, 1990, Hurley stepped down from the Senate, after he was appointed as a member of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission by Governor Thomas Kean. He was reappointed in 1992 by Governor James Florio and in 1997 by Governor Christine Todd Whitman. On October 29, 1998, he was appointed as the Commission's fifth Chairman and served in that capacity until 2002.
In 1976, Hurley made an unsuccessful run for the House of Representatives in New Jersey's 2nd congressional district against William J. Hughes, who had unseated the Republican incumbent in the previous election of 1974. However, Hughes defended his seat and convincingly won the election with 62% of the vote to Hurley's 38%.
Outside of politics, Hurley worked in public relations and advertising. He created the non-profit Affordable Homes of Millville Ecumenical (AHOME) and served on its board of directors. In December 2010, Hurley was named AHOME's first Chairman Emertius. The James R. Hurley Industrial Park in Millville is named for him.
- "James R. Hurley Industrial Park unveiled in Millville", www.nj.com, June 16, 2011.
- "Fitzgerald's Legislative Manual of the State of New Jersey (2007), Skinder-Strauss Associates, p. 319 re Senate, 327 re Assembly. ISBN 1-57741-245-1.
- New Jersey Casino Control Commission, 2000 Annual Report, page 6.
- New Jersey Legislative Digest for October 19, 1998, page 2.
- "THE REGION; State Senator Gets Reprimand on Fee", The New York Times, August 5, 1983.
- James R. Hurley profile, The Political Graveyard. Accessed May 30, 2007.
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