Javier Vasquez

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Javier Vasquez
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Candidate for
New Jersey State Senate, District 8
Date of birth1964
Place of birthPeru
ProfessionBusiness owner
Javier Vasquez was a 2013 Democratic candidate for District 8 of the New Jersey State Senate.[1]


Vasquez was born in Peru and became a naturalized United States citizen in 1978. Vasquez formerly practiced dentistry in Mexico. He is the current owner of a dental laboratory in Medford, New Jersey.[2]


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In an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer, Vasquez discussed his priorities, referring to himself as a "a pro-life Democrat who is against gay marriage."[2]



See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Vasquez ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 8. Vasquez ran unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He was defeated by incumbent Dawn Marie Addiego (R) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[3][4][5][6]

New Jersey State Senate, District 8 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDawn Addiego Incumbent 63.5% 35,894
     Democratic Javier Vasquez 36.5% 20,633
Total Votes 56,527


In 2013, Vasquez’ endorsements included the following:[7][2]

  • The New Jersey AFL-CIO
  • The Burlington County Democratic Committee


Vasquez currently resides in Medford, New Jersey.

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