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Assembly District 8

Christopher Brown -- 18,274
Scott Rudder -- 18,105
Pamela Finnerty -- 11,634
Anita Lovely -- 11,245
Robert Edward Forchion, Jr. -- 1,568

This district encompasses 20 communities in Atlantic, Burlington and Camden counties.
Republican Assemblyman Scott Rudder is the only incumbent; he and his running mate are facing two last-minute Democratic candidates and an independent.

More on this race on NJ Spotlight

Read more:
From The Trentonian: NJWeedman wants to spark a fatty after winning a seat in the NJ Assembly
From the Burlington County Times: 8th Legislative District
From the Burlington County Times: Rudder and Brown in the 8th
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    WINNER: Christopher J. Brown (R)

    owner and founder, Guardian Property and Casualty

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    Pamela A. Finnerty (D)

    Technology Executive

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    Robert Edward Forchion Jr. (I)


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    Anita Lovely (D)


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    WINNER: Scott Rudder - Incumbent (R)

    Manager-business development, Lockheed Martin

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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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