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}}{{tnr}}'''Damon Tyner''' is a 2011 [[Democratic]] candidate for District 2 of the [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011|New Jersey General Assembly]]. <ref>[http://www.app.com/article/20110411/NJNEWS10/110411075/Candidates-file-petitions-to-run-for-NJ-State-Legislature ''Asbury Park Press,'' "Candidates file petitions to run for NJ State Legislature," April 11, 2011]</ref> He previously ran unsuccessfully for the Assembly in 2005.<ref>[http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/attorney-damon-tyner-nominated-by-atlantic-county-democrats-for-assembly/article_768cb060-617b-11e0-bb15-001cc4c03286.html ''Press of Atlantic City,'' "Attorney Damon Tyner nominated by Atlantic County Democrats for Assembly," April 7, 2011]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Damon Tyner''' was a 2011 [[Democratic]] candidate for District 2 of the [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011|New Jersey General Assembly]]. <ref>[http://www.app.com/article/20110411/NJNEWS10/110411075/Candidates-file-petitions-to-run-for-NJ-State-Legislature ''Asbury Park Press,'' "Candidates file petitions to run for NJ State Legislature," April 11, 2011]</ref> He previously ran unsuccessfully for the Assembly in 2005.<ref>[http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/attorney-damon-tyner-nominated-by-atlantic-county-democrats-for-assembly/article_768cb060-617b-11e0-bb15-001cc4c03286.html ''Press of Atlantic City,'' "Attorney Damon Tyner nominated by Atlantic County Democrats for Assembly," April 7, 2011]</ref>
  
 
Tyner is an attorney with the Atlantic City firm of Parker McCay. He is a graduate of Howard University and the Widener University School of Law. He currently serves as solicitor to the Winslow Township Board of Education and labor counsel to the City of Pleasantville Board of Education. Tyner was cited in the 2004 New Jersey Law Journal "40 Under 40" list. He is married to his wife, Nicole. They have three children.
 
Tyner is an attorney with the Atlantic City firm of Parker McCay. He is a graduate of Howard University and the Widener University School of Law. He currently serves as solicitor to the Winslow Township Board of Education and labor counsel to the City of Pleasantville Board of Education. Tyner was cited in the 2004 New Jersey Law Journal "40 Under 40" list. He is married to his wife, Nicole. They have three children.
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:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011]]''
  
Damon Tyner is a candidate for District 2 of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]]. He was bracketed with [[Alisa Cooper]] in the primary. Tyner and Cooper defeated [[Gary Stein]] in the primary on June 7.  [[John Amodeo]] and [[Chris Brown, New Jersey|Chris Brown]] won the Republican primary unopposed.<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/election-results/official-2011-primary-candidates-gen-assembly-050411.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List]</ref>
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Damon Tyner was a candidate for District 2 of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]]. He was bracketed with [[Alisa Cooper]] in the primary. Tyner and Cooper defeated [[Gary Stein]] in the primary on June 7.  [[John Amodeo]] and [[Chris Brown, New Jersey|Chris Brown]] won the Republican primary unopposed.<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/election-results/official-2011-primary-candidates-gen-assembly-050411.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List]</ref>
  
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{{Election box 2011
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|Chamber= New Jersey General Assembly District 2 General Election
{{Primary box slp|winner=Damon Tyner|votes=3,370|percentage=46.45%}}
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|party1= Republican
{{Primary box slp|candidate=Gary Stein|votes=524|percentage=7.22%}}
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|party2= Republican
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|party3= Democratic
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|winner1 = John Amodeo
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|winner2 = Chris Brown
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|candidate3 = Alisa cooper
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|candidate4 = Damon Tyner
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|votes1 = 25330
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|votes2 = 23440
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|votes3 = 17933
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|votes4 = 19919
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|Chamber= New Jersey General Assembly District 2 Democratic Primary
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|winner1 =Alisa Cooper
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|candidate3 = Gary Stein
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====Speculation====
  
With 2nd District Republican incumbent [[Vincent Polistina]] choosing to run for the state [[New Jersey State Senate|senate]], ''NJ Spotlight'' has identified the 2nd as a potential place for the GOP to lose a seat in the Assembly.  Following [[Redistricting in New Jersey|redistricting]] the 2nd became more Democratic, losing Republican Galloway Township and picking up Democratic Somers Point, Buena and Buena Vista.<ref>[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/0412/0219/ ''NJ Spotlight,'' "Election 2011: Where the Republicans Can Pick Up Assembly Seats," April 12, 2011]</ref>
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District 2 was one of only three districts that the ''Asbury Park Press'' identified as competitive in 2011. The other two are Districts 14 and 38. Districts 2 and 38 may lean more Republican after [[Redistricting in New Jersey|2011 redistricting]], and District 14 may still favor Democrats. As evidence, they cite a drop in registered Democrats in Districts 2 and 38, and only a small decrease in registered Democrats in District 14. History has shown, argues ''APP'', that districts where Democrats hold less than a 10,000 registered voter advantage typically favor the GOP. The Democratic registration advantage in District 2 was roughly 9,200 (down from 11,000).<ref>[http://www.app.com/article/20110925/NJOPINION06/309250012/Race-for-Legislature-is-on ''Asbury Park Press,'' "Race for Legislature was on," September 23, 2011]</ref>
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With assembly incumbent [[Vincent Polistina]] (R) choosing to run for the [[New Jersey State Senate|State Senate]], ''NJ Spotlight'' has identified the District 2 as a potential place for the GOP to lose a seat in the Assembly.  Following [[Redistricting in New Jersey|redistricting]], the District 2 gained Democratic communities, losing Republican Galloway Township and picking up Democratic Somers Point, Buena and Buena Vista.<ref>[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/0412/0219/ ''NJ Spotlight,'' "Election 2011: Where the Republicans Can Pick Up Assembly Seats," April 12, 2011]</ref>
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===2011===
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====District 2 tops fundraising====
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As of October 25, candidates for District 2 have raised $3,762,118--according to the [http://www.elec.state.nj.us/pdffiles/press_releases/pr_11032011.pdf New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission]. This makes District 2 number one in fundraising for the year. Candidates for the district have spent $3,161,517 of their campaign funds.<ref>[http://www.elec.state.nj.us/pdffiles/press_releases/pr_11032011.pdf New Jersey ELEC, "News  Release," November 3, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Issues==
 
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*'''Jobs:''' "Attract new business and jobs to New Jersey by providing competitive tax incentives, improving access to start-up capital, and eliminating roadblocks like bureaucratic red tape."
 
*'''Jobs:''' "Attract new business and jobs to New Jersey by providing competitive tax incentives, improving access to start-up capital, and eliminating roadblocks like bureaucratic red tape."
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===2nd District debate===
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On September 15, the District 2 Assembly candidates took part in a debate sponsored by the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy and ''The Press of Atlantic City.''
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*'''The full, hour-long debate can be found [http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/press/atlantic/nd-district-assembly-debate-focuses-on-taxes-and-casinos-but/article_c7153b1a-e015-11e0-8213-001cc4c03286.html here.]'''
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*''The Senate candidates' debate can be found [http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/communities/atlantic-city_pleasantville_brigantine/whelan-polistina-waste-little-time-challenging-each-other-in-first/article_d71cca80-e012-11e0-9c3b-001cc4c03286.html here].''
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==Endorsements==
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===State leaders pick sides in District 2===
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Several powerful state leaders have expressed support for their chosen candidates in District 2. Senate Majority Leader [[Barbara Buono]] (D) and Chairman of the state Democratic Committee [[John Wisniewski]] (D) have personally endorsed the Democratic ticket in District 2, attending a rally in support of the candidates. The Republican candidates have garnered the support of Lt. Gov. [[Kim Guadagno]] (R), who attended an event for GOP campaign staff in District 2. The visits further highlight the importance of the district in November's election.<ref>[http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/politics/atlantic_county/top-new-jersey-democrats-rally-for-nd-district-candidates/article_0c1ac756-f3bd-11e0-b5ab-001cc4c002e0.html ''Press of Atlantic City,'' "Top New Jersey Democrats rally for 2nd District candidates," October 10, 2011]</ref>
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*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1101/0058/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Candidates: Legislative District 2," November 1, 2011]
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*[http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/attorney-damon-tyner-nominated-by-atlantic-county-democrats-for-assembly/article_768cb060-617b-11e0-bb15-001cc4c03286.html ''Press of Atlantic City,'' "Attorney Damon Tyner nominated by Atlantic County Democrats for Assembly," April 7, 2011]
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*[http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/press/atlantic/gary-stein-challenges-alisa-cooper-damon-tyner-in-democrat-race/article_eb68f4f8-8a6f-11e0-ad4d-001cc4c002e0.html ''Press of Atlantic City,'' "Gary Stein challenges Alisa Cooper, Damon Tyner in Democrat race for Assembly nominations in Atlantic County," May 30, 2011]
  
 
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*[http://www.linkedin.com/in/damontyner?goback=.npp_%2Fandrea*5scavo%2F1b%2F40%2F745 Damon Tyner LinkedIn profile]
 
*[http://www.linkedin.com/in/damontyner?goback=.npp_%2Fandrea*5scavo%2F1b%2F40%2F745 Damon Tyner LinkedIn profile]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=58069 Project Vote Smart biography]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=58069 Project Vote Smart biography]
*[http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/attorney-damon-tyner-nominated-by-atlantic-county-democrats-for-assembly/article_768cb060-617b-11e0-bb15-001cc4c03286.html ''Press of Atlantic City,'' "Attorney Damon Tyner nominated by Atlantic County Democrats for Assembly," April 7, 2011]
 
*[http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/press/atlantic/gary-stein-challenges-alisa-cooper-damon-tyner-in-democrat-race/article_eb68f4f8-8a6f-11e0-ad4d-001cc4c002e0.html ''Press of Atlantic City,'' "Gary Stein challenges Alisa Cooper, Damon Tyner in Democrat race for Assembly nominations in Atlantic County," May 30, 2011]
 
  
 
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Damon Tyner
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Damon Tyner was a 2011 Democratic candidate for District 2 of the New Jersey General Assembly. [1] He previously ran unsuccessfully for the Assembly in 2005.[2]

Tyner is an attorney with the Atlantic City firm of Parker McCay. He is a graduate of Howard University and the Widener University School of Law. He currently serves as solicitor to the Winslow Township Board of Education and labor counsel to the City of Pleasantville Board of Education. Tyner was cited in the 2004 New Jersey Law Journal "40 Under 40" list. He is married to his wife, Nicole. They have three children.

Elections

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Damon Tyner was a candidate for District 2 of the New Jersey General Assembly. He was bracketed with Alisa Cooper in the primary. Tyner and Cooper defeated Gary Stein in the primary on June 7. John Amodeo and Chris Brown won the Republican primary unopposed.[3]

New Jersey General Assembly District 2 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Amodeo Incumbent 29.2% 25,330
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Brown 27.1% 23,440
     Democratic Alisa cooper 20.7% 17,933
     Democratic Damon Tyner 23% 19,919
Total Votes 86,622

Speculation

Asbury Park Press

District 2 was one of only three districts that the Asbury Park Press identified as competitive in 2011. The other two are Districts 14 and 38. Districts 2 and 38 may lean more Republican after 2011 redistricting, and District 14 may still favor Democrats. As evidence, they cite a drop in registered Democrats in Districts 2 and 38, and only a small decrease in registered Democrats in District 14. History has shown, argues APP, that districts where Democrats hold less than a 10,000 registered voter advantage typically favor the GOP. The Democratic registration advantage in District 2 was roughly 9,200 (down from 11,000).[4]

NJ Spotlight

With assembly incumbent Vincent Polistina (R) choosing to run for the State Senate, NJ Spotlight has identified the District 2 as a potential place for the GOP to lose a seat in the Assembly. Following redistricting, the District 2 gained Democratic communities, losing Republican Galloway Township and picking up Democratic Somers Point, Buena and Buena Vista.[5]

Campaign donors

2011

District 2 tops fundraising

As of October 25, candidates for District 2 have raised $3,762,118--according to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission. This makes District 2 number one in fundraising for the year. Candidates for the district have spent $3,161,517 of their campaign funds.[6]

Issues

Campaign themes

The District 2 Democratic campaign site lists five key policy positions:

  • Taxes: "Provide real tax relief to overburdened seniors and middle-class families by ending tax cuts for multi-millionaires and restoring seniors' property tax rebates."
  • Leadership: "Provide independent leadership by working across party lines with the Governor to fix Trenton while standing up to him on policies that hurt seniors and middle-class families."
  • Spending: "End the government spending spree with a freeze on state spending, independent audits of every department and public pension reforms."
  • Political perks: "Slash taxpayer-funded political perks including free EZ-passes, housing allowances, luxury cars and luxury boxes at sports events for politicos and bureaucrats."
  • Jobs: "Attract new business and jobs to New Jersey by providing competitive tax incentives, improving access to start-up capital, and eliminating roadblocks like bureaucratic red tape."

2nd District debate

On September 15, the District 2 Assembly candidates took part in a debate sponsored by the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy and The Press of Atlantic City.

  • The full, hour-long debate can be found here.
  • The Senate candidates' debate can be found here.

Endorsements

State leaders pick sides in District 2

Several powerful state leaders have expressed support for their chosen candidates in District 2. Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono (D) and Chairman of the state Democratic Committee John Wisniewski (D) have personally endorsed the Democratic ticket in District 2, attending a rally in support of the candidates. The Republican candidates have garnered the support of Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R), who attended an event for GOP campaign staff in District 2. The visits further highlight the importance of the district in November's election.[7]

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