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Senate District 23

Michael Doherty -- 21,452
John Graf Jr. -- 12,440
Daniel Seyler -- 1,030

This district begins at the Delaware River and includes portions of Hunterdon, Somerset, and Warren counties.
The Republican incumbent faces opposition from a Democrat and independent.

More on this race on NJ Spotlight

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From The Express-Times: New Jersey 23rd Legislative District Republicans Michael Doherty, John DiMaio, Erik Peterson re-elected
From In 23rd, Doherty, Carroll and DiMaio
From The Express-Times: New Jersey's 23rd District Senate candidates debate on WRNJ-AM 1510
From Patch: District 23 Senate Candidates Give Answers
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    WINNER: Michael Doherty - Incumbent (R)

    Patent Attorney

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    John Graf Jr. (D)

    Director of Development, The Resource Center of Somerset

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    Daniel Z. Seyler (I)

    School Bus Driver

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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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