Dawn Addiego

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Dawn Addiego
New Jersey State Senate District 8
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2014
Years in position 5
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
AppointedNovember 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey State Assembly
Bachelor'sVillanova University
J.D.Delaware Law School of Widener University, 1987
Date of birthOctober 20, 1962
Office website
Dawn Addiego (b. October 20, 1962) is a Republican member of the New Jersey State Senate, representing District 8. She was appointed to the New Jersey State Senate in December 2010 and won election in 2011.[1]

She was elected to to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. She was previously Assistant Minority Leader and Assistant Republican Whip in the General Assembly.


Addiego received B.S.A. in Accounting from Villanova University. She later received her J.D. from Widener University School of Law. Addiego is the co-founder and vice-president of the Animal Adoption Center in South Jersey.[2] She was a member of the Burlington County Board of Freeholders from 2000-2008 and the Evesham Township Council from 1993-2000.


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Dawn Addiego endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]


  • A1591 Prohibits certain breeding and sales practices; requires persons selling cats or dogs to provide certain information; and provides penalties.
  • A3077 Prohibits member of Legislature from holding local appointive office or position; removes provision allowing current members holding more than one elective position as of February 1, 2008 to continue to do so if service continuous.
  • A3878 Provides 10% reduction in compensation for members of Legislature.
  • ACR187 Proposes constitutional amendment to reduce State budgets for two fiscal years, then cap State budget growth to annual inflation rate; requires revenue collected in excess of budget cap to be reserved in restricted reserve fund. [4]

Committee assignments

While a member of the New Jersey General Assembly, Addiego served on the following committees:



See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Addiego ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 8. Addiego was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary and is challenged by Javier Vasquez (D) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[5]


See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Addiego won re-election to the District 8 State Senate seat in the 2011 election. She was unopposed in both the June 7 Republican primary and general election on November 8.[6] Addiego was set to face Carl Lewis (D) in the general election, however, on September 22 he was found ineligible and removed from the ballot.


Running for re-election in 2009, Addiego was bracketed with Scott Rudder and defeated challengers William Brown and Debbie Sarcone.[7][8]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Eighth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dawn Marie Addiego (R) 42,129
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Rudder (R) 40,679
Debbie Sarcone (D) 26,397
Bill Brown (D) 26,384

Campaign donors


In 2011, Addiego received $176,757 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[9]

New Jersey State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dawn Addiego's campaign in 2011
Election Fund Of Joseph R Malone III For Assembly$7,000
New Jobs Business PAC Of New Jersey$6,000
New Jersey Bankers Association$5,200
Burlington County Republican Women$4,139
Dughi & Hewit PC$3,600
Total Raised in 2011 $176,757
Total Votes received in 2011 22,396
Cost of each vote received $7.89


Below are Addiego's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[10]

Contributor 2009 total
Assembly Republican Majority Of NJ $33,740
New Jersey Business & Industry Association $3,000
New Jersey Education Association $3,000
Utility & Transportation Contractors Association $2,600
Correctional Health Services $1,000


Addiego and her husband, Dan, have one child. They currently reside in Evesham, New Jersey.

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Preceded by
Phil Haines
New Jersey State Senate District 8
Succeeded by
Preceded by
New Jersey General Assembly District 8
Succeeded by
Patrick Delany