Suzanne Walters

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Suzanne Walters
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Candidate for
New Jersey General Assembly District 1
PartyRepublican
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ProfessionMayor, Stone Harbor
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Suzanne Walters was a 2011 Republican candidate for District 1 of the New Jersey General Assembly.[1]

Walters has served as mayor of Stone Harbor since 1997. She has worked as a marketing account executive and served as President of the Cape May County Conference of Mayors. She also served as President of the Cape May County League of Municipalities. She has been named Outstanding Woman in Government by the New Jersey Association of Elected Women Officials and Mayor of the Year by the New Jersey Conference of Mayors. Walters is widowed and has three children.[2]

Elections

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Suzanne Walters is a candidate for District 1 of the New Jersey General Assembly. She was bracketed with Samuel Fiocchi in the primary. Walters and Fiocchi defeated Peter Boyce and Paul Halley in the primary on June 7. Walters was defeated by Nelson Albano (D) and Matthew Milam (D) in the general election.[3]

New Jersey General Assembly District 1 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNelson Albano Incumbent 27.9% 24,794
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMatthew Milam Incumbent 25% 22,207
     Republican Samuel Fiocchi 23.8% 21,156
     Republican Suzanne Walters 23.4% 20,810
Total Votes 88,967

Speculation

PolitickerNJ noted that District 1 appeared to have Republican leanings--on paper. However, strong historical support for Senator Jeff Van Drew (D) called the predictive power of the figures into question. However, NJSpotlight noted that Republicans seemed to be focused on reclaiming the district's assembly seats. Nevertheless, redistricting weakened the Republican base in District 1.[4][5]

Campaign donors

2011

District 1 ranks eighth in fundraising

As of October 25, candidates for District 1 have raised $ 1,302,937--according to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission. This makes District 1 number eight in fundraising for the 2011 election season. Candidates for the district have spent $1,149,273 of their campaign funds.[6]

Issues

Campaign themes

On their 2011 campaign site, the District 1 Republicans detail their "7 Point Plan." An overview of the points is as follows:

  1. No Additional Taxes.
  2. Cap the Number of Bills that Legislators can Sponsor or Co-Sponsor.
  3. Impose a Hard Cap on State Spending and Pay As You Go.
  4. Direct Contact with Constituents.
  5. Provide Constituents with Accessible Information on Every Vote Cast.
  6. Empower Local Governments to Save Money.
  7. Return to a Part Time Legislature.

Debate

On Wednesday, October 21, the District 1 legislative candidates took part in a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

  • Video of the debate can be found here.

Endorsements

Walters was endorsed by:

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