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Senate District 13

Joe Kyrillos, Jr. -- 24,041
Christopher Cullen -- 14,739
Stephen Boracchia -- 554
Karen Anne Zaletel -- 515
Mac Dara Lyden -- 257

This district contains 16 towns, all in Monmouth County.
The most contested Senate race in the state features the longtime incumbent Republican defending his seat against a Democrat and three independents.

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From Patch: Five Candidates Vie for State Senate Seat in 13th Legislative District Race
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    Stephen J. Boracchia (I)

    Fuel Additives Regional Manager, East Coast

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    Christopher Cullen (D)

    Facility mgr. Marine Academy Of Science and Technology

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    Joe Kyrillos Jr. - Incumbent (R)

    commercial real estate broker

  • Mac Dara F. Lyden (I)

    Owner, America's Best Homes and Realty and America's Best Careers, Labor Arbitration and Mediation, Federal Mediation Board

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    Karen Anne Zaletel (I)

    Vice-President, Wall Street Stock Brokerage

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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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