Amodeo: ‘Absolutely, I plan to run again’

Assemblyman John Amodeo (R-2) will run for re-election next year, he told

He doesn’t intend to challenge state Sen. Jim Whelan (D-2). Moreover, he denied rumors that he plans to depart the Assembly to take a job at the South Jersey Economic Development Authority.

Not true, said the assemblyman.

He also dismissed a rumor that he is in line for a job at the South Jersey Transportation Authority.

“Not true,” he told

“I’m proud of the way I’ve served and, absolutely, I plan to run again,” said the operating engineer by trade.

Amodeo won re-election last year with running mate Chris Brown on a GOP ticket mangled by the political demise of former Assemblyman Vince Polistina (R-2).

Polistina challenged Whelan and lost.

Amodeo: ‘Absolutely, I plan to run again’