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Senate District 27

Richard Codey -- 26,983
William Eames -- 16,684

This district include portions of Essex and Morris counties.
The one-time governor, a Democrat, is facing a challenge from a Republican newcomer.

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Read more:
From Patch: Democratic Incumbents Retain Seats in 27th District
From PolitickerNJ: Codey-Eames in 27th winds down as gubernatorial race talk continues
From PolitickerNJ: GOP readies Election Day GOTV in LD27 but longer term goals in effect in Codey-dominant district
From New Jersey Jewish News: Tight race for Codey in a redrawn District 27
From Patch: Elections 2011: William H. Eames, Republican Challenger for State Senate, District 27
From The Star-Ledger: N.J. Sen. Codey faces new election challenge in Morris County after legislative redistricting

The Democrats have released their first commercials. See them here and here.

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    WINNER: Richard Codey - Incumbent (D)


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    William Eames (R)

    Former teacher, trade association health plan CEO, and public relations counselor

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WINNER: Richard Codey - Incumbent
William Eames
  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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