Antonio Sabas

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Antonio Nico Sabas
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, New Jersey
PartyIndependent
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sHawaii Pacific University
Master'sFarleigh Dickinson University, MAS International Relations, Diplomacy, United Nations Pathway Program
Ph.D.Capella University, DPA Doctorate in Public Administration; DIR in International Relations at the Geneva School of Diplomacy
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy Seaman
Years of service2
Service branchUnited States Army Combat Medic
Years of service6
Websites
Campaign website
Antonio Nico Sabas is a 2014 independent candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from New Jersey.[1]

Sabas was perviously a 2013 Freedom of Choice Party candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from New Jersey.[2] He was defeated in the general election on October 16, 2013.[3]

Career

A summary of Sabas' professional history includes:[4]

  • 2014: Student at the Geneva School of Diplomacy in pursuit of a degree in International Relations
  • 2013 Franklin Fellowship Candidate
  • 2007-2011: Six Sigma Evolution LLC. Black Belt & Deployment Leader
  • 1998-2011: Manpower Staffing,Boston Bank Compliance, Fleet Investment Banking Private Clients Group, Bank of America
  • 2010: New Jersey Army National Guard Youth Challenge (youth mentor)
  • October-December 2007: Robert Half Management Resources, Gibraltar Private Trust Bank
  • April-August 2007: TOPNY: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi- UFJ
  • Army Special Forces- Candidate
  • Army Officer Candidate School(OCS)
  • 1990: United States Navy
  • 1988: United States Marine Corp.

Issues

Controversy

Challenge to election

On October 16, 2013, five of the Independent candidates filed a petition with the secretary of the Senate challenging the special election.[5]

The complaint questioned the constitutionality, legality and validity of the election on three main issues, and sought to have the full Senate vote to label the election result “void.”[5]

The candidates claimed three issues with the election should invalidate it: The use of electronic voting machines with no paper backup that will not be “impounded,” that independent candidates were not included in the two debates and that the Republican candidate appeared in the first two spaces on ballots, despite a low turnout during the primary.[5]

The petition also sought to have the Senate vote to keep Jeffrey Chiesa, who was appointed following the death of Frank Lautenberg, in office until the petition was investigated and decided.[5]

Campaign themes

2013

Sabas listed his main campaign themes on his campaign website. They included:[6]

  • Protecting our seniors: "Protecting our seniors is a priority, ensuring that they receive the best quality of security and safe housing, Antonio Sabas will put forth simple ideas that the Senate should pursue, including increasing prosecutions on those who prey on seniors through fraud and financial crimes, protect seniors from identity theft, protect current benefits for seniors. As your Senator, I will seek more federal aid to improve the health care for our elderly and people with disabilities, currently in New Jersey."
  • Healthcare: Except: "As Senator, I will support universal health care and every effort to make that result a reality in this country. I will also support current legislative efforts to make affordable health care available to millions who have never received it. I believe that a public insurance option remains the best safeguard against the continued dominance of private health insurers who literally now control the day to day practice of medicine....Every citizen should have the right to affordable healthcare, as we are now understanding with the increasing numbers of mental heath issue in America involving mass killings from the hands of mentally ill people, brings me to the conclusion that we as a Nation must ensure that everyone has accessibility to affordable health care and mental health care. Since the debate on the Affordable Care Act presented to Congress by President Obama, we have seen a spike of mass killings all across America. The necessity to come to an agreement that all Americans should have this entitlement is imperative to the health, livelihood and safety to all Americans we have no other choice but fund the Affordable Care Act."
  • Education: "As your senator I will fight for college graduates that are facing the burden of their student loan repayment. Student loan debt in America now surpasses $1 trillion, according to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and is already hindering young people from making important economic decisions such as purchasing new homes or cars (Nawaguna, 2013). Every School deserves equal funding and resources, because every child deserves a quality education. However, since both economic and income inequality has been a generational fight and a generational investment that has to be made, if we are truly going to address income inequality that affects primarily on minorities in America. In order to combatant this, we must continue to add resource and invest in our infrastructure such as; education investment, job training, and keeping jobs here in New Jersey and throughout America."
  • Economy: "As US Senator, I will work to address the failing economy, failing schools, criminal injustice system, inequality on Black and Brown communities, assault on the rights of women and girls, failing infrastructure, the crisis in energy, food production and other areas of the USA socio-political economy. In a recent survey released by Bankrate.com states that three-quarters of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck, with little to no emergency savings."

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in New Jersey, 2014

Sabas is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, to represent New Jersey. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2013

See also: United States Senate special election in New Jersey, 2013

Sabas ran in the 2013 special election for the U.S. Senate, representing New Jersey. Sabas ran as the Freedom of Choice Party candidate.[7][2] He was defeated in the general election on October 16, 2013.[3]

U.S. Senate, New Jersey Special General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCory Booker 54.9% 740,742
     Republican Steve Lonegan 44% 593,684
     Independent Edward C. Stackhouse 0.4% 5,138
     Independent Robert DePasquale 0.2% 3,137
     Independent Stuart Meissner 0.2% 2,051
     Independent Pablo Olivera 0.1% 1,530
     Independent Antonio Sabas 0.1% 1,336
     Independent Eugene LaVergne 0.1% 1,041
Total Votes 1,348,659
Source: Official results via New Jersey Division of Elections[8]

2010

In 2010, Sabas ran for mayor in Irvington, NJ.

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