The lineup for the 2nd District Assembly race was completed Thursday as Atlantic County Democrats nominated Egg Harbor Township attorney Damon Tyner to run alongside Atlantic County Freeholder Alisa Cooper for a seat in the Assembly.
Democrats also nominated state Sen. James Whelan, D-Atlantic, for re-election at their convention in Egg Harbor Township, along with several previously announced county candidates.
If made official following June’s primaries, Tyner and Cooper will face Republican incumbent Assemblyman John Amodeo, R-Atlantic, and his running mate, Ventnor attorney Chris Brown, in the November election. Whelan will face Republican Assemblyman Vince Polistina, R-Atlantic, in the Senate race.
Tyner, an attorney at the firm of Parker McCay in Atlantic City, ran for Assembly in 2005, finishing just 1,298 votes behind Assemblyman Frank Blee, R-Atlantic, for the second of two seats. Whelan, Tyner’s then-running mate, finished first in that year’s Assembly race before being elected to the state Senate in 2007.
Tyner is also the son of former Atlantic City Council President Hank Tyner.
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