|New Jersey State Senate, District 30|
|Place of birth||Chicago, Illinois|
Field received his Ph.D. in political science from Brandeis University. He is a professor of Political Science at Rutger's University.
In an interview with The Daily Targum, Field discussed his campaign priorities:
"Two-thirds of the running cost of Rutgers came from state allocations in 1980. Today its about 25 to 27 percent. The legislature does not seem to understand that Rutgers and higher education really are the future of New Jersey."
"Businesses are leaving the state whenever they can. We have the fourth highest unemployment in the country, but I just don’t see anybody really focusing on how to shape the state to move us forward. The politicians really do create the culture and environment in which the economy flourishes."
Field's website also highlighted the following campaign issues:
Excerpt: "We need tax relief- NJ needs to stop subsidizing other states if it continues to burden taxpayers."
- The Economy
Excerpt: "We need someone in Trenton who can build the new New Jersey. We need someone who can harness the power of our universities -- Rutgers, NJIT, Georgian Court, Stevens. -- and create the new entrepreneurial economy. I am that person."
- The Environment
Excerpt: "Rising sea levels, increasingly ferocious storms, and extreme weather are already a reality and our shore towns are suffering. The cost of raising all houses is exorbitant but we can't afford to rebuild as if Sandy was an anomaly. We need new ideas for protecting our shore."
- See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013
Field ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 30. Field was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He was defeated by incumbent Robert Singer (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.
|New Jersey State Senate, District 30 General Election, 2013|
|Republican||Robert Singer Incumbent||70.2%||36,563|
Field lives with his wife, Sue, in Howell, New Jersey. They have one daughter.
Field has been active in his town's public schools system, forming a parent's advocacy group and serving on the Howell Board of Education Finance Committee for two years. He also serves on the board of directors of the Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ.
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- New Jersey Department of State, "Official 2013 Primary Candidates," accessed April 15, 2013
- The Daily Targum, "University Professor Runs for State Senate," March 28, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, "Official Primary Election Results," accessed July 26, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, "Official general election candidates," September 9, 2013
- Associated Press, "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 5, 2013