History Made as Assemblywoman Dunn Takes Oath

History was made last week when Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19) administered the oath of office to Asw. Aura Dunn (R-25). Dunn was selected by a special convention to fill the Assembly seat vacated when Anthony M. Bucco (R-25) moved to upper chamber to fill the vacancy that resulted from his father’s (Sen. Anthony R. Bucco) unexpected passing in September.

“I look forward to working with you,” Coughlin told the governing body’s newest member.

In her remarks to the Assembly, the state’s newest lawmaker said she was proud to join Asw. Betty Lou De Croce (R-26) as the second female legislator from Morris County.

“Today marks an historic occasion,” she added, “as we mark that moment in the Assembly with the most women legislators in history.”

Dunn served as the district director for then U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11).

In addition to serving as Frelinghuysen’s key liaison in the district, she is a former U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee staffer and was a government affairs executive for the PBS television shows Sesame Street and Mister Rogers Neighborhood. She has served on a number of civic and community boards including Morris Habitat for Humanity, Mental Health Addictions Services Advisory Board of Morris County, Mendham Borough Planning Board and Certified Domestic Violence Crisis Response Team.