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Assembly District 40

David C. Russo -- 21,567
Scott T. Rumana -- 21,147
Cassandra Lazzara -- 15,104
William J. Brennan -- 13,456

This northern district includes portions of Bergen, Essex, Morris, and Passaic counties.
Two Democrats are challenging the Republican incumbents.

More on this race from NJ Spotlight

Read more:
From Patch: District 40 Assembly Race Isn't Just Politics -- It's Personal
From PolitickerNJ: Redefining 'nuclear' in LD40
From The Record: 40th District state Senate hopeful says he can't make debate against incumbent
From the Verona-Cedar Grove Times: Heated rivalry dominates 40th district race
From The Record: 40th District election race is dominated by Wayne rivalry

From Patch: District 40 Candidate Wants Show Put on the Air

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    William J. Brennan (D)

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    Cassandra Lazzara (D)


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    WINNER: Scott T. Rumana - Incumbent (R)


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    WINNER: David C. Russo - Incumbent (R)


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  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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