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|New Jersey General Assembly District 12|
|Bachelor's||Saint Peters College|
|Profession||Retired, New Jersey Transit|
Spedding was a candidate for District 12 of the New Jersey General Assembly. He was defeated in the November 8 general election. Spedding and Catherine Tinney Rome ran unopposed in the June 7 Democratic primary. Ronald Dancer and Robert Clifton ran unopposed in the Republican primary
Spedding website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Excerpt:"Should we postpone public sector infrastructure improvements until the economy is strong again? Rather than postponing public sector infrastructure improvements, we should take advantage of the difficult economy contractors face and accelerate them."
Excerpt:"The cost of mitigating local intersection congestion and maintenance of roads should be substantially funded by higher motor vehicle registration taxes on all new vehicle registrations. The cost should be scaled, with much higher fees for vehicles with low EPA ratings and only modestly higher for fuel efficient vehicles. These higher annual taxes would apply to any vehicle not currently registered in N.J. This revenue would gradually reduce transportation related property taxes."
- Why not abolish Civil Service?
Excerpt:"The primary cause of inefficiency in the public sector work force is poor management due to political interference. I do not favor abolishing Civil Service any place where it already exists. Civil Service needs some reforms. It was established more than 130 years ago by President Hays, a Republican, because of the flaws and abuses of the “Spoil System” established by President Jackson, a Democrat. Progressive discipline in a Civil Service environment works well but is inadequately used because of political pressures on managers."
- NJSpotlight, "Candidates: Legislative District 12," November 3, 2011
- NJSpotlight, "Legislative District 12," October 24, 2011
- Official Campaign site
- Spedding/Kocubinski for Assembly
- New Jersey Education Association profile
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
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