Maureen Castriotta

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Maureen Castriotta
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Candidate for
New Jersey Senate, District 25
PartyIndependent
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Place of birthNew York City, New York
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Maureen Castriotta was a 2013 Independent candidate for District 25 of the New Jersey State Senate.[1][2]

Issues

School Board censure

In May 2010, the Roxbury Board of Education voted 8-2 to censure then-member Castriotta for her criticisms of Principal Jeff Swanson and Superintendent Michael Rossi during a student protest of Governor Chris Christie's cuts to education funding in April 2010. Although Castriotta denied any wrongdoing, calling the board's action "an organized attempt to malign her character," the board maintained that Castriotta was "confrontational, berating both Rossi and Swanson publicly."[3]

In 2011, an administrative law judge sided with Castriotta, ordering the censure to be vacated. The judge stated that the board "acted outside its authority" in its censorship and that Castriotta's due process had been violated.[4]

In August 2012, an appellate court granted Castriotta a second victory, ordering the board to cover her legal fees.[5]

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Castriotta ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 25. She was defeated by incumbent Anthony Bucco (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[1][6]

New Jersey State Senate, District 25 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAnthony Bucco Incumbent 86.8% 36,517
     Independent Maureen Castriotta 13.2% 5,577
Total Votes 42,094

Personal

Castriotta lives with her husband, Ralph, in Roxbury Township. They have two daughters.

Castriotta has served as a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post #2833 in Kenvil since 2003, included two years as president. In 2009, she was re-elected to a second term on the Roxbury Township Board of Education following her initial election in 2006.[7]

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