Damon Tyner

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Damon Tyner
Candidate for
New Jersey General Assembly District 2

Political party Democratic
Profession Attorney
Website Campaign website
Damon Tyner is 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.



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 won the Republican primary unopposed.[3]

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With 2nd District Republican incumbent Vincent Polistina choosing to run for the state senate, NJ Spotlight has identified the 2nd as a potential place for the GOP to lose a seat in the Assembly. Following redistricting the 2nd became more Democratic, losing Republican Galloway Township and picking up Democratic Somers Point, Buena and Buena Vista.[4]


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."

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