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Senate District 8

ADDIEGO UNCONTESTED
Dawn Marie Addiego -- 20,642

This district encompasses 20 communities in Atlantic, Burlington and Camden counties.
This is one only race that is unopposed. The Republican incumbent is unchallenged following a federal appeals court opinion tossing Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis off the ballot.

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Read more:
From Politicker NJ: Christie campaigns for Burlington GOP candidates in new LD 7; seeks school funding, sick leave, civil service reform
From The Star-Ledger: N.J. taxpayers paid $78K to remove Carl Lewis from Senate ballot
From CourierPostOnline.com: Carl Lewis fill-in vacancy unlikely
From CNN: Appeals court removes Carl Lewis from New Jersey ballot

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    WINNER: Dawn Marie Addiego - 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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