Don Dezarn

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Don Dezarn
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Candidate for
U.S. House, New Jersey, District 12
PartyIndependent
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Personal
ProfessionOperations manager
Websites
Campaign website
Don Dezarn is a 2014 Legalize Marijuana Party candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 12th Congressional District of New Jersey.[1]

Dezarn was previously a 2013 Libertarian candidate for District 14 of the New Jersey State Senate.[2][3]

Biography

Dezarn is the senior operations manager for Princeton University. He has served with the U.S. Navy and is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom.[4]

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

On their shared campaign website, Dezarn and Sean O'Connor highlighted the following campaign themes:[5]

  • Protect individual rights
Excerpt: "I promise to be a strong and outspoken supporter of the fight to put an immediate end to the constant encroachment on our individual constitutional rights."
  • End corporate welfare
Excerpt: "Our state tries to substitute its wisdom for that of the free market by offering incentives to lure big companies to New Jersey. Not only is this bad economics, it is also a slap in the face of all of our small business owners who must compete with the tax subsidized big boys."
  • Get out of the way of job creation
Excerpt: "We need to start moving New Jersey forward by reducing taxes and eliminating burdensome regulations and bureaucracy that stifle entrepreneurship."
  • Empower parents to educate their children
Excerpt: "I will fight to free parents from the grip of the government educational monopoly."
  • End modern day prohibition
Excerpt: "We can save hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars by ending the prohibition of marijuana. And we can in fact bring in much needed millions by fully legalizing, taxing and regulating the sale of marijuana in New Jersey."

In an article on Nj.com, Dezarn addressed legalizing marijuana and property taxes.[6]

  • Property taxes
Excerpt: "Dezarn has called for a property tax freeze as a solution for residents who feel financially overburdened. He said that expecting passage of a property tax cut is unrealistic, and would rely on a 'miraculous turnaround of the economy,' but argued a freeze would force municipalities to adapt."
  • Legalizing Marijuana
Excerpt: "...the state could realize $200 million in savings by ending the arrests, prosecution and incarceration of marijuana users."

Elections

2014

See also: New Jersey's 12th Congressional District elections, 2014

Dezarn is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New Jersey's 12th District.[1] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, New Jersey District 12 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Bonnie Watson Coleman 0% 0
     Republican Alieta Eck 0% 0
     Green Steven Welzer 0% 0
     Truth Vision Hope Kenneth Cody 0% 0
     Democratic-Republican Allen Cannon 0% 0
     Legalize Marijuana Don Dezarn 0% 0
     Start the Conversation Jack Freudenheim 0% 0
Total Votes 0

2013

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Dezarn ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 14. He was defeated by incumbent Linda Greenstein (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[2][7]

New Jersey State Senate, District 14 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Greenstein Incumbent 50.4% 31,387
     Republican Peter A. Inverso 48% 29,903
     Libertarian Don Dezarn 1.6% 1,014
Total Votes 62,304

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