Dennis Breen

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Dennis Breen
Candidate for
U.S. House, New Jersey, District 7
Bachelor'sState University of New York at Brockport
Master'sState University of New York at Binghamton
J.D.University of Dayton School of Law
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Dennis Breen was a 2012 Independent candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 7th Congressional District of New Jersey. He lost to incumbent Leonard Lance.[1]


Breen is an attorney with Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan. He studied Political Science at the State University of New York at Brockport, graduating in 1973. In 1977 he graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a degree in Teaching. In 1982 he got his law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law.[2]



See also: New Jersey's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

Breen ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent New Jersey's 7th District. Breen faced Upendra Chivukula, Leonard Lance, and Patrick McKnight in the general election on November 6.

U.S. House, New Jersey District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Upendra Chivukula 40% 123,057
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLeonard Lance Incumbent 57.2% 175,662
     Libertarian Patrick McKnight 1.3% 4,078
     Independent Dennis Breen 1.5% 4,518
Total Votes 307,315
Source: New Jersey Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


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Breen ran as a reform candidate, and focused on the following issues:[2]

  • Limiting spending on political offices
  • Rewriting the tax code
  • Creating zones for economic growth
  • Encouraging the federal government to lead in education
  • Getting serious about renewable energy

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  1. Politico, "2012 House Race Results," accessed November 6, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bio submission to Ballotpedia, October 16, 2012