Edward Duur, who is originally a Truck driver but is now a senator for New Jersey. Durr won the powerful democrat leader, Stephen Sweeney for the 3rd legislative district.
It was reported that Sweeney spent a huge sum of $305,000 while Durr only spent around $2300 for the election campaign. This defeat of Sweeney by Durr made headlines this year as it was the most unexpected.
Apart from being a truck driver, Durr has also run for the election of the New Jersey General Assembly in the year 2017 and 2019 but was unsuccessful.
He always mentioned in his early life, as claimed by him, “I will shock the world”, but he actually did by winning this seat against Sweeney.
Although Sweeney was the longest-running president, Durr was motivated enough to stand opposite him. He ran as a republican and got his victory by only spending about $2300 for his campaign. On the day of his massive win, he said, “It didn’t happen because of me. I’m nobody. Absolutely nobody. I’m just a simple guy. It was the people. It was a repudiation of the policies that have been forced down their throats”
Durr has always been in controversy for his tweets, social media posts, and certain remarks. He apologized by saying, “I’m a passionate guy and I sometimes say things in the heat of the moment. If I said things in the past that hurt anybody’s feelings, I sincerely apologize”.
Some of his remarks like “Islam is a false religion” and “Mohammed is a paedophile” have created a lot of religious and political upheaval.
Calling himself a constitutional conservative, Durr has advocated for cutting income taxes, corporate taxes, and other state taxes. He has also made efforts to reduce property taxes.
As a supporter of Fetal Heartbeat legislation, he said, “abortion is wrong and should be stopped”.
Edward Durr currently resides in Logan Township and is a father of three children and grandfather of six.
Edward Durr net worth
It is estimated that Edward Durr’s 2021 net worth is around $100k.