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|New Jersey Senate District 1|
|Municipal court judge|
|High school||Wildwood High School|
|Bachelor's||Wake Forest University|
|J.D.||Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University|
|Place of birth||North Wildwood, New Jersey|
|Profession||Attorney, retired municipal court judge|
DeWeese is a retired municipal court judge, serving from 1989 to 2010. He David formed his own law firm in 1989. DeWeese started his legal career in the office of former State Senator Jimmy Cafiero. He went on to become a municipal court judge and retired from the bench in 2010. He is also the head coach of the Wildwood Catholic High School boys basketball team, serving as such for over 20 years.
DeWeese graduated from Wildwood High School in 1976, Wake Forest University in 1980 and Law School at Mercer University in 1983.
- See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011
DeWeese was defeated in the 2011 election for New Jersey Senate District 1. DeWeese defeated Republican candidate Thomas Greto in the primary on June 7, 2011. Incumbent Jeff Van Drew defeated him in the general election took place on November 8, 2011. 
|New Jersey State Senate District 1 General Election, 2011|
|Democratic||Jeff Van Drew Incumbent||54.1%||24,557|
PolitickerNJ notes that District 1 appears to have Republican leanings--on paper. However, strong historical support for Senator Jeff Van Drew (D) calls the predictive power of these figures into question. However, NJSpotlight notes that Republicans seem to be focused on reclaiming the district's assembly seats. Nevertheless, redistricting has weakened the Republican base in District 1.
|New Jersey State Senate District 1 Republican Primary, 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.
On their 2011 campaign site, the District 1 Republicans detail their "7 Point Plan." An overview of the points is as follows:
- No Additional Taxes.
- Cap the Number of Bills that Legislators can Sponsor or Co-Sponsor.
- Impose a Hard Cap on State Spending and Pay As You Go.
- Direct Contact with Constituents.
- Provide Constituents with Accessible Information on Every Vote Cast.
- Empower Local Governments to Save Money.
- Return to a Part Time Legislature.
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.
DeWeese is endorsed by:
DeWeese is married to Michelle, and has three children and two step-children.
- NJSpotlight, "Candidates: Legislative District 1," November 3, 2011
- NJSpotlight, "Legislative District 1," October 14, 2011
- PolitickerNJ, "New Jersey Legislative Forecast," November 1, 2011
- Shore News Today, "Atlantic, Cape legislative campaigns get uglier still," October 26, 2011
- Press of Atlantic City, "Christie visit gives political, financial boost to South Jersey Republicans," October 21, 2011
- Shore News Today, "Incumbents outstrip GOP challengers on funding," October 20, 2011
- NJ Spotlight, "Election 2011: Where the Republicans Can Pick Up Assembly Seats," April 12, 2011
- Campaign site
- David DeWeese on Facebook
- DeWeese Law firm profile
- DeWeese, Fiocchi & Walters on Facebook
- LD1 Republicans on Twitter
- Vote DFW's You Tube channel
- Project Vote Smart biography of David DeWeese
- ↑ Cape May County Herald, DeWeese Joins Run for First District Senate Seat, 17 Feb. 2011
- ↑ New Jersey Department of State, 2011 Official State Senate Primary Candidate List
- ↑ PolitickerNJ, "New Jersey Legislative Forecast," November 1, 2011
- ↑ NJ Spotlight, "Election 2011: Where the Republicans Can Pick Up Assembly Seats," April 12, 2011
- ↑ New Jersey ELEC, "News Release," November 3, 2011
- ↑ PolitickerNJ, DiCicco to run for Assembly in LD 3, 9 April 2011