Steven Uccio

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Steven Uccio
Candidate for
Freeholder, Mercer County, New Jersey
High schoolAllentown High School
Associate'sBrookdale Community College
Campaign website
Steven Uccio was a 2014 Libertarian candidate for Mercer County, New Jersey Freeholder.

He was a 2013 Libertarian candidate for District 14 of the New Jersey General Assembly.[1]


Steven J. Uccio was born in New York City in 1986. He moved to New Jersey in 2001. He attended Allentown High School and graduated in 2004.[2] Uccio earned his A.A. in criminal justice from Brookdale Community College in 2007.[3]


Campaign themes


Uccio listed the following themes on his campaign website:[4]

  • Trenton-Mercer Airport
Excerpt: "The county owns the Trenton-Mercer Airport and wants to invest $13 millions dollars to renovate it. They don't have the money so they'll borrow millions to pay for it. This isn't a necessary function of government. The airport reported $1.8 million dollars of loses last year, which means tax payers are stuck paying the difference. The airport should be sold to a private companyso they will worry about the profit and loses, not the tax payer."
  • County assets
Excerpt: "In addition to the airport, Mercer County owns numerous pieces of real estate. The total amount is sixteen square miles of land or 6-7% of the county. We should sell all unnecessary property and apply the money to our massive debt of over $358 million dollars."
  • Budget
Excerpt: "According to Mr. Brian Hughes, 70% of the Mercer County budget is "fixed." I propose we cut the maximum amount possible, 30% or approximately 90 million dollars. All of the county's programs are of little use if people can't afford to live here and New Jersey has the #1 highest property taxes and the #5 highest cost of living in the country. These cuts will make the county more affordable and result in an approximate 6% reduction in your property tax bill."
  • Freeholder wages
Excerpt: "If elected to Freeholder I will not vote for a raise of my pay, raise the size of the county budget, or raise the county tax rate. The current Freeholders already voted to raise their own pay in March. Wouldn't it be great if you could do that?"
  • Term Limits
Excerpt: "A comfortable politician is a dangerous one. I believe that all elected officials should serve no more than two full terms in any single position. I self impose this on myself and would propose legislation to make it apply to Mercer County Freeholders."


Uccio's and Sean O'Connor's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[5]

  • 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."
  • 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."
  • Marijuana
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."
  • Healthcare
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."
  • Same-sex 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."
  • Second amendment
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."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Establish a school voucher program, abolish 'Common Core,' and return schools to local government."



Uccio is currently running for Freeholder in Mercer County, New Jersey.


See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Uccio ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 14. Uccio was bracketed with Sean O'Connor. 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][6]

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


Steven and his wife, Jirawan, have been married since 2010, and welcomed their first child in March 2014. They live in East Windsor, New Jersey.[2]

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