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State Senate and Assembly Races VC3 llil) I'l.lUlrtl.liU IlKjUifrf Turioy, Juliet I, lrH South Jersey Legislative Districts How this guide was put together Tb Voters Guido (. ur on t nJiJaU in Tuesday n-mrf tUxittia in vuih Jery Mis ar on frura 7 m 10 1 pm ut-rc cast hlUu .tr Ifcmucratic mij Republican iiiibiiux uf gokrrnur, ll wi S naie and Central Amiably la addition, tuu-rs at M fclect nominees lur freeholder in tttJn. HuMiiton and liluueier louniie Tt city i4 Camden u ali conducting miing fr m)r and City Cuwil Municipal oUuvk h trwugh council and lnUwp cmmiiu. are at up lr elitn in ihe ihtt cuoum In Ihe Vou-rt Cuide. reporters esamin the ae raa-s ai tII m the ltvhldcr ciifi and C'amdi-n ciiy ran-v la addition lo ihiM new article, ihe guide promts information on the backgrounds and p.iuti't i4 ihe stale, trtvholder and city candidates. The Inquirer mailed each candidal rrquri (or biographical information, laen per-tun m l vkcd to submit a photograph. The candidate were also ard to identify the three n1 important iues that they t sped to lac in uflic and rkplain bow Ihey would address Ihiwe issue. th candidal a aked t ropnd to the queMiun nb an anur il no mure than loo words Some ropohM-a erc edited by The Inquirer to nuvt the word limn. 1 lie Inquirer mailed the questionnaires lo Ihc addrev-s candidau-s pro-tided election buardv Who is eligible to vote and where to call for help Votm can keep the exercise of democracy simple by remembering a few easy rules. Only VS. citizens. 18 or older, who have registered may vote. Voters must reside lor JO days before the election in ihc county in which the election IS held. A voter who moves to a new address within the same county must notify the county Hoard of Klections or the municipal clerk. Voters who move within the county less than 28 days before an election may vote In their old district for that election only. Kllgiblo voters may file absentee ballots If they cannot get to the appointed polling place on Flection Day. A voter must apply to the county clerk by mail or in person for an absentee ballot. If clerical errors or disputes occur Johnson Casey Seventh District Continued (rom preceding page can have tax relief is through creating ratables through jobs. One thing I won't do is follow the actions of our incumbent legislators promising to cut taxes and then raise taxes instead by taking away our homestead rebates. The key to health-care reform is rooted In preventive care, prenatal care and nutritional care for our children and seniors. Throwing money at schools doesn't solve the problems of educational equality as much as proper evaluation to determine how spending should be utilized. R Bradford S. Smith (Incumbent) Clnnaminson Age: 42 Occupation: Lawyer. Education: Clnnaminson High School, 1968; Duquesne University, B.A., 1972, J.D., 1975. Qualifications: Member, Clnnaminson : Township Committee, 1977 to 1985; mayor, Clnnaminson, 1979 and 1982; I Burlington County freeholder, 1984 to 1992; state senator, 1992 to present. Issues statement: My highest priorities are to continue to reduce taxes and spending and to attract Jobs. In 1992, I helped cut back the sales tax from 7 percent to 6 percent and helped reduce spending by $1.1 billion. I am working to reduce the 1994 budget by $500 million and am seeking ways to provide more middle-class tax relief. Tax incentives to attract jobs are being developed, along with ways to fund development of a New Jersey Food Distribution Center that could result in 4,000 jobs for my legislative district and surrounding area. Donald P. McCabe , Delran Age: 56 Occupation: Corporate purchasing agent. Education: Riverside High School, Rutgers. x- N frxi at the polling place, voters may call the county Hoard of Klections lo re-solve the problem. U-gal disputes will be handled by Superior Court judges who work Flection lay. Illegal or Improper electioneering such as campaign posters hanging within 100 feet from the outside entrance to a polling place should be reported Immediately to the county Hoard of Flections or to the Flection Division of the Office of the Secretary of Slate In Trenton. 60V 2V2 J7&0. Flection boards may be reached in the 609 area code at the following: Atlantic County. 34.V2246; Burlington County. 265-5062; Camden County. 757040; Cape May County. 465-1050; Cumberland County. 451000. extensions 225-227; Gloucester County. 85.V 33.14; Mercer County. 989-6765; Salem county. 935-7510. For Ocean County, the numbers arc 908-929-2167 or I-800-4S2-5254. Williams Qualifications: Corporate purchasing agent for multimillion-dollar company, held leadership positions in civic groups and have extensive background in community affairs. Have proven success record in business in positions with large corporations. Issues statement: Support affordable health care Initiate plans to bring together doctors, hospitals, insurance companies and people to a total-quality meeting to find an affordable solution to this problem. Cut spending and taxes eliminate wasteful spending and be responsive and attentive to people's real needs. Lower taxes with a lower budget. Pursue the elimination of property tax to a more equitable income tax. Retired people are burdened by this Injustice. Support quality education enact legislation to rid our schools of those who choose not to learn and open up horizons for those that do. I would encourage school officials to challenge the minds of our children with the same intensity that is paid to sports programs. We need brighter minds and less muscle. General Assembly Term: 2 years Salary: $35,000 (Vote for two) Each candidate for General Assembly was asked: If elected, which three issues or problems would you give the highest priority? And explain specific steps you wouiu tdkt) lo duJiu liiuu iucS or problems. District 7 B Lavonne Bebler Johnson Willingboro Age: 46 Occupation: Director of marketing and communications, Archway Programs, Atco. Education: B.S., radio-TV production; graduate studies in management. Qualifications: Community service as L, . Y 1, v ,) , . WmrM . r "r"' X . ' " f-T I, VJ ! v j mPm1 fJV li U-k-toiV Ht f J ttoinMr V1 Lw4 ' f N"t" , j M,V!1 XVJ M fw -;;; f ; fr ATLANTIC KL'-" V h rrsvc ocean 1 UmmtnittT j y . J Ori Sl ' J I r"" '"1 h,,"' A'?" i OwtynC HMm v--'' X.' woooyw -J-ud,jbon p1 ciwcijv , West W3ood j SifadoV V DELAWARE wmi Capa wood Owl mV nV CapeMjyPomt Cap May Aottrtfory T Clemens B V Upirw Vaiiev l x Berlin V i Petrillo former member Willingboro school board; Greater Willingboro Development Corp.; board of trustees, N.J. Youth Correctional Facilities Complex. Strong marketing and communications background with national corporate clients, and now in human services and special needs and special education. Issues statement 1. Job security: Through business-tax incentives we can create jobs and re-direct job preparedness, re-training andor technology from fading defense jobs toward our growing environmental industry and rebuilding N.J.'s infrastructures. 2. Education: I advocate better early-childhood education and child care; relieving school funding from property tax dependence, and redesigning curriculum toward vocational technology apprenticeships, as well as collegiate studies, with community service-based student-loan programs to avail higher education to more families (including parents re-entering the workforce or changing careers). 3. Health care: I'll work with business and health care professionals to achieve affordable, qualitive health care for all, stressing preventive health care through tax credits. D John Casey Palmyra Age: 57 Occupation: auditor. Education: Rider College, business administration. Qualifications: My background as an auditor and small-town mayor gives me experience on cost containment and help me give input so small towns can receive the same benefits that only now go to large cities. Issues statement: 1. Economic development and job creation is first priority by supporting innovative programs that spur responsible growth. 2. Support measure to improve the state's economy by giving New Jersey businesses competitive tax advantages over business In other states. 3. Healthcare issues are one of my prime Buccigrosse concerns. We should should force hospitals to run tighter programs and initiate cost-controls measures, along with tighter control of medical fees. B George E. Williams Maple Shade Age: 48 Occupation: Real estate investment, former general contractor. Education: High school, four years, Naval Air Wing. Qualifications: Councilman, 4'z years; former mayor, zoning board, planning board. Business management, 23 years; president and manager, Riverside Inn Inc., 10 years. Experience in accounting and finance. Vietnam veteran. Issues statement: Our state bureaucracy has overburdened industry and drained its resources, forcing many from the state. I would provide realistic regulations and credits for reinvestment and expansion, thus returning thousands of jobs. I support a cap on state spending similar to the state's cap on municipal budgets, coupled with a state mandate-state pay program. Over-legislating whims have cost local governments and school systems millions in compliance. The state must put up a share or stop their mandates. I strongly support welfare reform that requires recipients to become self-sufficient and employable. B Steven M. Petrillo Pennsauken Age: 34 Occuoation: Lawver Education: 1976, honors graduate, Pennsauken High School; B.A., cum laude, Dartmouth College; J.D., Rutgers School of Law, Camden. Qualifications: Pennsauken Township Committeeman (1988-present); Camden County Freeholder (1993-present); athletic coach; street law instructor; volunteer with numerous charities; husband, father and taxpayer. Issues statement: I will continue to fight for taxpayers' rights when It comes to government accountability and streamlined efficiency. As someone who knows first-hand about the hardships of V O Anderson financing a college education, I will work to develop on recent efforts involving community service for student loan forgiveness or repayment so that more middle-class families can send their kids to college without taking out a second mortgage on their homes. I will work to abolish the "business as usual" approach to government in Trenton by establishing a strict code of ethics on legislators and staff members who breach the public's trust and also provide competitive bidding on state contracts. B Richard Buccigrosse Cinnaminson Age: 40 Occupation: Cabinetmaker, cabinetmaking instructor, technical institute. Education: Burlington County College, Philadelphia Musical Academy, Glassboro State College. Qualifications: Never ran for or held elected office. By limiting contributions to $100 and not accepting PAC money, I am demonstrating that politics as usual Is no longer acceptable. Issues statement: Political reform. We must undertake a fundamental reform of the political system to remove the undue influence of powerful special interests over politics; Establish a $100 campaign-contribution limit, ban political action committees, and implement term limits 12 years and out. Environment. The state government must use the unique leveraging potential ui its buying pGvcf to prcmc.c energy efficient products. We should require an increasing percentage of the state motor vehicle fleet to be pollution-free over the next two decades. Keep Zurbrugg Hospital open. We must reopen discussion with the Graduate Health System concerning the continuation of emergency-room service and acute-care facilities at Zurbrugg Hospital. B Priscilla B. Anderson (Incumbent) r Sosa Willingboro Age: 58 Occupation: Guidance counselor, Trenton High School. Education: B.A., Trenton State Collegp; M.A., Rutgers University and Rider College. Qualifications: 12 years' experience on Willingboro Township Council and two years in General Assembly. Issues statement Less taxes, less spending and more jobs continue to be the top three issues. Sitting as a member of a special committee on school funding, I seek a more equitable school-aid-distribution formula that will also end the spiraling increase in property tax at the local level. Last year, we cut $1 billion from the governor's budget, and more spending cuts must be sought. Finally, I stand committed to bringing to reality a New Jersey Food Distribution Center that would generate 4,000 jobs in and around the Seventh District. B Jose F. Sosa (Incumbent) Westampton Age: 42 Occupation: Management consultant and public relations (self-employed). Education: Drexel University, B.A., management. Qualifications: Lengthy background in business administration for a major pharmaceutical firm in Philadelphia. Former mayor ot Mount Holly. Issues statement The theme of our campaign is less taxes, less spending, more jobs. Our goal is to seek further reductions in wasteful and unnecessary state spending; to work for a middle-class tax cut, and to provide more jobs through legislation that provides business with the Incentive to build in New Jersey and expand. We are also working diligently to bring to fruition a food distribution center In the Seventh District that will produce as many as 4,000 jobs. t A ai.fc. I i i il I

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