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|New Jersey General Assembly District 4|
|Bachelor's||William Paterson College|
|(timed out) Campaign website|
Lovett serves as a council member of the Gloucester Township Council. She earned her B.A. in elementary education from William Paterson College.
In an interview with the Gloucester County Times, Lovett listed her top priorities:
- "It is important to make job creation a priority in New Jersey. This can be accomplished by first creating a better business climate through fiscal discipline, reducing red tape and providing incentives for businesses to stay or relocate to New Jersey. We must work toward alleviating our over-reliance on property taxes to fund government. New Jersey must be made more affordable for families and seniors through smaller, less costly government and a pro-business environment. I also support full funding of education. My goal is to provide our children with the tools needed to compete in a global economy, and our teachers need the resources to achieve these goals. We need to make available an educated work force through public education to help companies and businesses thrive."
(For responses from all the candidates, see the full story here.)
|New Jersey General Assembly, District 4, Special Election, 2012|
Lovett was a candidate for District 4 of the New Jersey General Assembly. She was defeated in the November 8 general election. Lovett and Agnes Gardiner ran unopposed in the June 7 primary. Paul Moriarty and Gabriela Mosquera ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Tony Celeste was also running as an Independent in the general election.
Lovett has launched a court challenge, saying Mosquera did not meet New Jersey's residency requirements and thus is ineligible to represent the 4th District. The New Jersey Superior Court will take up the case on December 19, 2011.
On January 5, a superior court judge ruled that Gabriela Mosquera was not qualified for 2011 ballot. Specifically, the judge found that Mosquera had not resided in the district for at least one year prior to her election. The judge did decide to let local Democrats select an interim replacement. Lovett had asked the judge to allow the local GOP to make the choice since the seat was last held by a Republican. A special election will be held next November to select a permanent member. Mosquera plans to appeal the decision.
Lovett and her husband, Ron, have three children.
- Shelley Lovett, Campaign site (timed out)
- Shelley Lovett, Facebook page
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- NJ.com, "Assembly, Senate hopefuls answer Times questions," October 10, 2011
- Philly.com, "Lovett and Mosquera face off again for Assembly seat," October 18, 2012
- NJ.com, "N.J. Assemblywomen secure seats in special election," November 7, 2012
- New Jersey Department of Elections, "Special election results November 6, 2012," accessed December 19, 2012
- New Jersey Department of State, "2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List," accessed April 10, 2014
- NJ.com, "Republicans replace Assembly candidates in 4th, 5th Districts," September 03, 2011
- NJ Spotlight, "Election 2011: Where the Republicans Can Pick Up Assembly Seats," April 12, 2011
- Courier Post Online, "Democrat's Assembly win voided; Mosquera could still gain seat," January 5, 2012
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