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Sean O'Connor
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Candidate for
New Jersey General Assembly, District 14
PartyLibertarian
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Sean O'Connor was a 2013 Libertarian candidate for District 14 of the New Jersey General Assembly.[1][2]

Biography

O'Connor attended attended Florida Gulf Coast University, Kean University and Mercer County Community College. His professional experience includes working at McCaffrey's grocery store.[3]

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

O'Connor's and Steven Uccio's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[4]

  • Lower Property Taxes
Excerpt: "This can be done by mandating that all municipalities, counties, and school boards freeze their spending and tax rates, eliminating unfunded mandates that state imposes on local governments and school boards, identifying and cutting wasteful spending, and then have NJ’s county governments absorb all their municipalities within their borders and operate under a single county structure."
  • More Transparency
Excerpt: "State, county, municipal and school board budgets hide expenditures with the use of vague, ambiguous language. Mercer county doesn’t even post it’s budget on its website. Let’s mandate that all governing bodies in NJ publish clear, easy to read, citizen friendly budgets available to the public online."
  • An End to Modern Day Prohibition

Excerpt: "According to the CATO institute, NJ spends nearly $200 million a year just to arrest, try, and punish non-violent citizens for selling and/or consuming marijuana; let’s legalize it, and tax it so that we maximize freedom and gain additional revenue to lower our taxes and pay back our debt."
  • Nullify Obamacare
Excerpt: "Obamacare violates our rights by forcing us to purchase a health insurance plan, or pay a fine. It has also done the opposite of what we were told it would do: it has caused more employers to stop hiring full time employees, and has caused healthcare premiums to increase. When Obamacare goes into full effect next year premiums will increase even more."
  • Legalize Gay Marriage
Excerpt: "The government treats homosexuals as second class citizens which is unconstitution[sic], as all citizens, regardless of religion, race, age, or sexual orientation, are equal under the law."
  • Simplify Gun Laws
Excerpt: "The government continues to infringe upon our right to bear arms by passing complicated bills despite the fact that law enforcement officers fail to follow previous laws that have already been passed."
  • More Options for Education
Excerpt: "Establish a school voucher program, abolish “Common Core”, and return schools to local government."

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

O'Connor ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 14. O'Connor was bracketed with Steven Uccio. He was defeated by incumbent Daniel Benson (D) and incumbent Wayne DeAngelo (D) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[1][5]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 14 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWayne DeAngelo Incumbent 26.9% 32,048
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Benson Incumbent 26% 30,992
     Republican Steve Cook 23.6% 28,135
     Republican Ronald Haas 22% 26,233
     Libertarian Sean O'Connor 0.8% 898
     Libertarian Steven Uccio 0.7% 779
Total Votes 119,085

Personal

O'Connor lives in Hightstown, New Jersey.

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