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John Driscoll, Jr.
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Candidate for
New Jersey State Senate District 38
PartyRepublican
Education
High schoolBergen Catholic High School
Bachelor'sBergen Community College
Personal
ProfessionBergen County Freeholder
Websites
Campaign website
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John Driscoll, Jr. was a 2011 Republican candidate for District 38 of the New Jersey State Senate. Driscoll ran unsuccessfully for the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007.

Driscoll is currently the Chairman of the Board of Bergen County Freeholder. He is also currently employed by the Lorillard Tobacco Company in field sales, and has been so employed since 1989.

Driscoll attended William Paterson University and studied business administration and management. He also attended Bergen Community College, and graduated in 1995 after studying business administration and management. Driscoll attended Bergen Catholic High School.

Elections

2011

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Driscoll was defeated in the 2011 election for New Jersey Senate District 38. He defeated Kenneth Del Vecchio in the June 7 Republican primary. He was set to run against Republican candidate Michael Agosta for the June 7 primary, however, Agosta withdrew from the race in April citing family reasons for doing so. Driscoll was defeated by Democratic incumbent Robert Gordon in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011. [1]

New Jersey State Senate District 38 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Gordon Incumbent 53% 22,299
     Republican John Driscoll, Jr. 47% 19,745
Total Votes 42,044

Speculation

Asbury Park Press

District 38 is one of only three districts that the Asbury Park Press identified as competitive in 2011. The other two are Districts 2 and 14. 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 38 is roughly 12,000, (down from 22,000).[2]

Campaign donors

2011

District 38 ranks second in fundraising

As of October 25, candidates for District 38 have raised $3,394,798--according to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission. This makes District 38 number two in fundraising for the 2011 election season. Candidates for the district have spent $3,023,924 of their campaign funds.[3]

Issues


Driscoll, Alonso, Goldberg Press Conference - District 38

Mike Proto interviewing John Driscoll Jr. Candidate for Bergen County Freeholder

Campaign themes

Driscoll lists these issues on his campaign website:[4]

  • "Create good-paying jobs and spark economic growth by making our state more competitive in the national marketplace to attract new small businesses, entrepreneurs and job creators."
  • "Help property taxpayers by making the two percent property tax caps permanent."
  • "Put state government on a diet by limiting the annual amount of spending growth the state can undertake."
  • "Better fund our local schools by changing the state education funding formula to make it fair to suburban, urban and rural schools alike."
  • "Give government back to the people with initiatives that make government more open, transparent and accountable."

Personal

Driscoll lives in Paramus, New Jersey and is married. He and his wife have two children.

District 38

If elected, Driscoll will represent the new District 38, which includes Bergenfield, Fair Lawn, Glen Rock, Hasbrouck Heights, Hawthorne, Lodi, Maywood, New Milford, Oradell, Paramus, River Edge, Rochelle Park and Saddle Brook.

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