Marie Corfield

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Marie Corfield
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Candidate for
New Jersey General Assembly, District 16
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sMontclair State University
Master'sMarygrove College
Personal
ProfessionTeacher
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
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Marie Corfield was a 2013 Democratic candidate for District 16 of the New Jersey General Assembly.[1]

Corfield gained notice in 2010 when a YouTube video of her questioning Gov. Chris Christie over state education cuts went viral.[2]

Biography

Corfield earned her B.F.A. in Fine and Commercial Art from Montclair State University and her M.A. in Teaching from Marygrove College. Her professional experience includes working as a teacher at Robert Hunter Elementary School in Flemington.[3]

Issues


Now-famous video of Corfield confronting Gov. Christie

Campaign themes

2013

Corfield' official campaign website listed three primary campaign themes:[3]

  • Promote Job Growth - Attract businesses to the 16th District by cutting taxes, promoting workforce retraining programs, and making it easier for entrepreneurs to start businesses.
  • Provide Real Tax Relief - Restore the State's Earned Income Tax Credit so that families have more money to invest in New Jersey's economy.
  • Invest in New Jersey's Future - Increase education funding for public schools and universities. Ensure that our children receive the educational opportunities and the skills to succeed.

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Corfield ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 16. Corfield was bracketed with Ida Ochoteco. She was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. She was defeated by incumbent Jack M. Ciattarelli (R) and incumbent Donna M. Simon (R) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[4][5][6][7]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 16 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Ciattarelli Incumbent 28.3% 32,125
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDonna Simon Incumbent 27.8% 31,543
     Democratic Marie Corfield 22.1% 25,112
     Democratic Ida Ochoteco 20.8% 23,682
     Libertarian Patrick McKnight 1.1% 1,202
Total Votes 113,664

2012

See also: State legislative special elections, 2012

Corfield ran in a special election for District 16 of the New Jersey General Assembly. She faced incumbent Donna Simon on November 6, 2012.[8] While Simon initially declared victory on November 6, Corfield refused to concede as many ballots remained outstanding and unofficial results showed Simon leading Corfield by about 1,700 votes.[9] Finally, on December 2, Simon affirmed her victory in the race.[10][11]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 16, Special Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDonna Simon 50.5% 46,206
     Democratic Marie Corfield 49.5% 45,226
Total Votes 91,432

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Corfield was a candidate for District 16 of the New Jersey General Assembly. Corfield and Joe Camarota ran unopposed in the June 7 Democratic primary. She was defeated in the November 8 general election by Peter Biondi (R) and Jack Ciattarelli (R).[12]

New Jersey General Assembly District 16 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Biondi Incumbent 26.9% 20,359
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Ciattarelli 26.1% 19,770
     Democratic Marie Corfield 23.5% 17,779
     Democratic Joe Camarota 23.5% 17,795
Total Votes 75,703


District 16 was significantly reshaped in 2011, moving its population center away from Somerset County. All of the Republican candidates (two incumbents and one challenger) were from the Somerset area. However, NJSpotlight noted that despite these changes and balanced partisan registration, the Democratic ticket was not very familiar to voters.[13][14]

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Corfield’s endorsements included the following:[15] [16][17]

  • The New Jersey AFL-CIO
  • Democracy for America
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey

2011

In 2011, Corfield’s endorsements included the following:[18]

Personal

Corfield is mother to a son and daughter.

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References

  1. New Jersey Department of State, "Official 2013 Primary Candidates," accessed April 15, 2013
  2. New York Times, "Public Workers Face Outrage as Budget Crises Grow," January 1, 2011
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Marie Corfield Official Campaign Website," accessed May 8, 2013
  4. New Jersey Department of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," accessed July 26, 2013
  5. New Jersey Department of State, "Official 2013 General Assembly general election candidates," accessed April 10, 2014
  6. Associated Press, "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013
  7. New Jersey Department of State, "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 9, 2013
  8. Blue Jersey, "DLCC: Marie Corfield has the top grassroots powered state race in the country," October 7, 2012
  9. Lehigh Valley Live, "New Jersey Assembly race - Donna Simon-Marie Corfield - remains too close to call," November 7, 2012
  10. NJ.com, "Assemblywoman Donna Simon affirms victory in 16th District," December 2, 2012
  11. New Jersey Department of Elections, "Special election results November 6, 2012," accessed December 19, 2012
  12. New Jersey Department of State, "2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List," accessed April 10, 2014
  13. PolitickerNJ, "New Jersey Legislative Forecast," November 1, 2011
  14. NJ Spotlight, "Election 2011: Where the Republicans Can Pick Up Assembly Seats," April 12, 2011
  15. PolitickerNJ.com, "AFL-CIO endorses candidates for elections," accessed September 4, 2013
  16. Planned Parenthood NJ "Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey Announces Endorsements in State Elections," accessed September 5, 2013
  17. bluejersey.com, "DFA Announces National Endorsements: Barbara Buono, Marie Corfield, Ed Zipprich, Jeff Gardner," accessed Septemeber 4, 2013
  18. Politicker NJ, 2011 AFL-CIO endorsed candidates, accessed Aug. 5, 2011