Paul Duggan

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Paul Duggan
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Candidate for
New Jersey State Senate, District 37
Military service
Service/branchIrish Defence Forces
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ProfessionInternational Freight Forwarder
Campaign website
Paul Duggan was a 2013 Republican candidate for District 37 of the New Jersey State Senate.[1]


Duggan was born in Dublin, Ireland and became a naturalized citizen in 2000. Duggan studied at Oatlands College and the College of Commerce in Dublin, Ireland. He is the former president of European American Van Lines, Inc. Duggan currently works as an international freight forwarder. He served in the Irish Defence Forces.[2]


Campaign themes


Duggan's website highlighted the following campaign issues:[3]

  • New Jersey Jobs
  • "Lower sales and income tax rates"
  • "Cut onerous regulations and red tape that harm small business"
  • Education Funding

"Adoption and implementation of the Doherty Fair School Funding Plan being blocked by the New Jersey State Judiciary and special interests in Trenton."

  • Bill of Rights and Public Safety
  • "Abolition of the Graves Act for all law abiding New Jersey FID card holders."
  • "Introduction of a sensible and fair CCW license that does not violate either the 2nd or the 14th Amendments to our Constitution."
  • Skyrocketing Property Taxes

"Towns and communities can only function effectively if they have a vibrant private sector in which its taxpayers have disposable income to afford those taxes. When taxation begins to become unaffordable, local Government must cut services accordingly."

  • Education

"A back to basics education policy that does not cater to the large education institution complex. Restoring the authority of teachers to discipline unruly and disruptive students under strict guidelines and without the threat of punishment or litigation."



See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Duggan ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 37. Duggan was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. He was defeated by incumbent Loretta Weinberg (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[4][5][6][7]

New Jersey State Senate, District 37 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLoretta Weinberg Incumbent 68.5% 28,321
     Republican Paul A. Duggen 31.5% 13,038
Total Votes 41,359


Duggan and his wife, Barbara, have one child. They currently reside in Bogota, New Jersey.

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