Senate District 2
Jim Whelan -- 22,403Atlantic City is one of the 17 Atlantic County communities in this district.
Vince Polistina -- 19,254
Vince Polistina -- 19,254
The incumbent Democrat faces a challenges from one of the sitting Assemblymen, who is a Republican.
More on this race on NJ Spotlight
From The Republic: Democrat retains NJ's 2nd District Senate seat after nastiest campaign in state this year
From Shore News Today: Whelan, Amodeo re-elected; Brown wins Assembly seat
From The Star-Ledger: Atlantic County N.J. Sen. Jim Whelan retains seat in District 2 election
From PolitickerNJ: Whelan welcomes victory, laments other AC losses
From PolitickerNJ: AC staggers toward Election Day decision
From PolitickerNJ: For what it's worth in battleground LD2, poll workers note low turnout in AC
From nj.com: Candidates running for 2nd District NJ Senate seat
From the Atlantic City Press: Business leaders expect either 2nd District state Senate candidate to support tourism
From the Press of Atlantic City: Whelan, Polistina have final 2nd District debate before Election Day
Vince Polistina (R)
Owner, engineering firm
WINNER: Jim Whelan - Incumbent (D)
WINNER: Jim Whelan - Incumbent
- Biographical Information
- In brief, what will be your top three priorities if elected (one sentence each, please).
- 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?
- Would you make any changes to how schools are funded by the state, including so-called Abbott districts and wealthier suburban localities?
- Should the state continue to adopt regional planning initiatives to prevent sprawl, and if so, how should preservation be funded?
- Do you support Gov. Christie's energy master plan or would you seek more lofty goals for conservation and renewable energy?
- 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?
- 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?
- What can be done to improve the public discourse here in New Jersey?
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