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Niki Trunk
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Candidate for
New Jersey State Senate, District 3
Bachelor'sThe College of New Jersey
J.D.Temple University
Campaign website
Niki Trunk was a 2013 Republican candidate for District 3 of the New Jersey State Senate.[1]


Trunk earned a B.A. in English from the College of New Jersey in 1996. She received her J.D. and M.B.A from Temple University. Trunk is a former chief of staff for the Medicaid Inspector General's Office and a former deputy chief of staff for the State Comptroller's Office. In 2007, Trunk was elected to the Harrison Township committee where she served as a committeewoman and deputy mayor. Trunk is a practicing attorney.[2][3]


Outside campaign spending

Trunk's election bid has been targeted by the Democratic super PAC Fund for Jobs, Growth and Security. Over three weeks, the group purchased $312,000 in advertisements attacking her campaign. Trunk's spokesperson dismissed the advertisements. Trunk's campaign spent about $30,000 on television ads during the election season prior to September 22, 2013.[4]

Campaign themes


On her campaign website -- shared with New Jersey General Assembly candidates Larry Wallace and Bob Vanderslice -- Trunk listed three major themes of her campaign:[5]

  • Make South Jersey more affordable by lowering your taxes
Excerpt: "I am dedicated to end the political gridlock in Trenton and deliver the property tax relief you deserve on day one."
  • Bring good-paying jobs back to South Jersey
Excerpt: "I’ll cut red tape and make our state more competitive with Pennsylvania and Delaware to encourage businesses to create jobs here and grow our local economy."
  • Keep more money in your pocket and out of the hands of politicians
Excerpt: "I’ll stop Trenton politicians from wasting your money by passing a constitutional amendment to cap annual spending and property tax increases to force government to live within its means."



See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Trunk ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 3. Trunk was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. She was defeated by incumbent Stephen M. Sweeney (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[6][7][8][9]

New Jersey State Senate, District 3 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Sweeney Incumbent 54.8% 31,045
     Republican Niki A. Trunk 45.2% 25,599
Total Votes 56,644


Trunk and her husband, Mike, live in Monroeville, New Jersey. They have three dogs.[3]

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