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Senate District 9

Christopher Connors -- 31,601
Dorothy Ryan -- 17,017

This district stretches from coastal municipalities in Atlantic and Ocean counties west into Burlington county.
The incumbent Republican faces a challenge from a Democratic newcomer.

More on this race on NJ Spotlight

Read more:
From the Press of Atlantic City: Connors, Gove, Rumpf keep Senate and Assembly seats in strong showing in 9th
From the Asbury Park Press: New Jersey Ninth legislative district Republican incumbents cruise to re-election
From Patch: District 9 State Senate Candidates Talk on Local Issues
From Patch: District 9 Voters Prefer Republican Incumbents
From the Press of Atlantic City: Poll shows Republicans in good shape in 9th Legislative District
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    WINNER: Christopher Connors - Incumbent (R)


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    Dorothy Ryan (D)


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WINNER: Christopher Connors - Incumbent
Dorothy Ryan
  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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