William Spedding

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William Spedding
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Candidate for
New Jersey General Assembly District 12
Bachelor'sSaint Peter’s College
ProfessionRetired, New Jersey Transit
Campaign website
William Spedding was a 2011 Democratic candidate for District 12 of the New Jersey General Assembly.



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Spedding was a candidate for District 12 of the New Jersey General Assembly. He was defeated in the November 8 general election. Spedding and Catherine Tinney Rome ran unopposed in the June 7 Democratic primary. Ronald Dancer and Robert Clifton ran unopposed in the Republican primary[1]

New Jersey General Assembly District 12 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRonald Dancer Incumbent 30.2% 18,090
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Clifton 29% 17,402
     Democratic William Spedding 20.4% 12,253
     Democratic Catherine Tinney Rome 20.4% 12,218
Total Votes 59,963


Spedding was a 2009 Democratic candidate for New Jersey General Assembly District 30.

He was bracketed with John Kocubinski and lost to incumbents Joseph Malone, III and Ronald Dancer.[2]


Campaign themes

Spedding lists the following issues on his campaign website:

  • Infrastructure

Excerpt:"Should we postpone public sector infrastructure improvements until the economy is strong again? Rather than postponing public sector infrastructure improvements, we should take advantage of the difficult economy contractors face and accelerate them."

  • Funding

Excerpt:"The cost of mitigating local intersection congestion and maintenance of roads should be substantially funded by higher motor vehicle registration taxes on all new vehicle registrations. The cost should be scaled, with much higher fees for vehicles with low EPA ratings and only modestly higher for fuel efficient vehicles. These higher annual taxes would apply to any vehicle not currently registered in N.J. This revenue would gradually reduce transportation related property taxes."

  • Why not abolish Civil Service?

Excerpt:"The primary cause of inefficiency in the public sector work force is poor management due to political interference. I do not favor abolishing Civil Service any place where it already exists. Civil Service needs some reforms. It was established more than 130 years ago by President Hays, a Republican, because of the flaws and abuses of the “Spoil System” established by President Jackson, a Democrat. Progressive discipline in a Civil Service environment works well but is inadequately used because of political pressures on managers."

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