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Michael Spector

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Michael Spector
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Candidate for
New Jersey General Assembly District 26
PartyGreen Party
Education
Bachelor'sHofstra University
Personal
ProfessionRetired, Analyst
Websites
Campaign website
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Michael Spector was a 2011 Green Party candidate for District 26 of the New Jersey General Assembly.

Spector, 72, is a 20-year resident of Mt. Tabor, New Jersey. He is retired. Prior to his retirement, Spector worked as an Associate Staff Analyst with the New York City government. He graduated from Hofstra University with a BA in English-Journalism. Spector is married and has three children.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

Spector outlines his policy goals as follows:[1]

  • A Medicare health program for all would save $2.6 billion on employee’s healthcare, charity care and workers’ compensation. New Jersey would also eliminate more than $60 billion in unfunded obligations for retirees’ medical care.
  • Restoring the Millionaire’s tax. A 10.7 percent levy on the 16,000 New Jersey residents whose income is seven figures or greater. The additional revenue would raise up to $1.1 billion.
  • Returning state money that goes into endless wars by exerting pressure on the Federal government to end these wars. New Jersey’s share for the past 10 years in Iraq and Afghanistan is calculated at $23.3 billion with an additional $6.1 billion proposed for 2012 alone.

Elections

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Spector was a Green Party candidate for District 26 of the New Jersey General Assembly. He was defeated in the November 8 general election. Incumbents Alex DeCroce and Jay Webber ran unopposed in the Republican Primary on June 7. Joseph Scafa was also vying for the Republican nomination, but withdrew hwas candidacy in April. Republican candidate Gary Steele was disqualified and removed from the ballot in late April. Elliot Isibor and Joseph Raich ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[2]

New Jersey General Assembly District 26 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlex DeCroce Incumbent 32% 19,696
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJay Webber Incumbent 31.8% 19,543
     Democratic Joseph Raich 17.6% 10,847
     Democratic Elliot Isibor 16.8% 10,319
     Green Michael Spector 1.8% 1,095
Total Votes 61,500

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Email communication with Ballotpedia, November 2, 2011
  2. 2011 Unofficial General Assembly General Election Candidte List