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Senate District 1

VAN DREW WINS
Jeff Van Drew -- 24,298
David DeWeese -- 20,726

This district in the southern tip of New Jersey includes portions of Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties.
The incumbent Democrat is facing a challenge from a former Republican municipal court judge.

More on this race on NJ Spotlight

Read more:
From The News of Cumberland County: Sen. Van Drew, Assemblymen Albano and Milam re-elected to First District
From The Star-Ledger: N.J. District 1 election: Van Drew wins re-election
From Shore News Today: Dems keep 1st district seats
From the Press of Atlantic City: 1st District Republicans see the bright side of their loss
From Shore News Today: Narrow race for state seats in Cape May County
From the Ocean City Sentinel: Senate foes Van Drew, DeWeese spar at debate
From The News of Cumberland County: First District candidates vying for seats in Trenton
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David DeWeese
WINNER: Jeff Van Drew - Incumbent
  1. Biographical Information
  2. In brief, what will be your top three priorities if elected (one sentence each, please).
  3. Should the state provide more school choice for children, including the expansion of charter schools, vouchers for private schools and enabling children to attend public schools outside of their home districts?
  4. Would you make any changes to how schools are funded by the state, including so-called Abbott districts and wealthier suburban localities?
  5. Should the state continue to adopt regional planning initiatives to prevent sprawl, and if so, how should preservation be funded?
  6. Do you support Gov. Christie's energy master plan or would you seek more lofty goals for conservation and renewable energy?
  7. Experts say New Jersey's transportation infrastructure is crumbling. How should the state fund upgrades: continued bonding or borrowing, a gas tax, toll hikes or some other specified method?
  8. What would you do to provide relief for property taxpayers -- for example, further program cuts, additional state aid and rebates -- and should municipalities and schools be forced to do more to regionalize or share services?
  9. What can be done to improve the public discourse here in New Jersey?

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