Dawn Marie Addiego
|Dawn Marie Addiego|
|Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
from the 8th district
January 8, 2008 – November 22, 2010
Serving with Assemblyman Scott Rudder
|Succeeded by||Pat Delany|
|Member of the New Jersey Senate
from the 8th district
November 22, 2010
Serving with Assemblyman Scott Rudder, Assemblyman Christopher J. Brown
|Preceded by||Phil Haines|
|Born||October 20, 1962|
|Alma mater||Villanova University (B.S.); Widener University (J.D.)|
Dawn Marie Addiego (born October 20, 1962) is an American Republican politician who represents the 8th legislative district in the New Jersey Senate. She previously served in the General Assembly from January 8, 2008 to November 22, 2010. On November 15, 2010, after Phil Haines was confirmed to serve on the New Jersey Superior Court in Burlington County, the county Republican committee nominated and appointed Addiego to fill Haines's vacant seat until a June 2011 primary and the November 2011 general election.
Addiego served on the Evesham Township Council from 1993 to 2000 and on its Planning Board from 1993 to 1994. She was on the Tri-County Water Quality Management Board of Advisors from 1994 to 2000. She served on the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 2000 until 2008.
In the Assembly, Addiego served as the Assistant Republican Whip after taking office in 2008. She also served on the Appropriations Committee and the Higher Education Committee.
In March 2009, Addiego, along with fellow Assemblyman Scott Rudder, asked for a 10% cut from her legislative salary in light of New Jersey's current economic crisis. A legal opinion from the New Jersey Office of Legislative Services found that they were the first lawmakers in New Jersey history to ask to waive part of their salary. In 2011, the two legislators proposed that the 10% pay cut that they took should be extended to other state legislative, judicial and executive branch employees, including the Governor.
Addiego was a vocal opponent of Governor Jon Corzine's Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) plan to require towns to build a government-set number of affordable housing units. She argued that "COAH's new regulations will drive up property taxes, destroy open space and discourage economic development."
Addiego won re-election in November 2011, running unopposed after prospective Democratic Party candidate Carl Lewis was knocked off the ballot because he didn't meet the state's residency requirement.
Each of the 40 districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly. The other representatives from the 8th District for the 2012-2013 Legislative Session are:
|New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011|
|Republican||Dawn Marie Addiego (incumbent)||22,396||100.0%|
- via Associated Press."3 newest members of NJ Senate are sworn in", Newsday, December 6, 2010. Accessed January 22, 2011.
- Senator Addiego's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed May 1, 2011.
- Levinsky, David. Pols seek pay cut", Burlington County Times, March 13, 2009. Accessed January 23, 2012. "The legal opinion from the Office of Legislative Services found no previous examples of lawmakers waiving part of their salaries."
- Levinsky, David. "8th District legislators propose pay cuts for top government officials", Burlington County Times, October 9, 2011. Accessed January 12, 2012. "Two years ago, New Jersey Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego and Assemblyman Scott Rudder voluntarily took a 10 percent pay cut, claiming state lawmakers should share in the pain being felt by residents and taxpayers.Now Addiego and Rudder want Gov. Chris Christie to take the same cut, along with his Cabinet, their fellow legislators, and many other state officials, judges and prosecutors. According to their math, the state would save about $9.6 million from the salary reductions."
- Staff. "2011 N.J. election notebook: Voting vignettes from around the state", The Star-Ledger, November 9, 2009. Accessed January 7, 2012. "The Associated Press called the race for incumbent Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego (R-Burlington) about 10 minutes after polls closed.The reason: Addiego ran unopposed. Her opponent — former Olympic track and field star Carl Lewis — was kicked off the ballot after Secretary of State Kim Guadagno, also the lieutenant governor, ruled he did not meet New Jersey’s four-year residency requirement for state Senate candidates."
- Legislative Roster 2012-2013 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed June 21, 2012.
- Official List Candidate Returns for State Senate For November 2011 General Election, New Jersey Department of State, December 14, 2011. Accessed January 7, 2012.
- Senator Addiego's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature
- Official 8th Legislative District website
- New Jersey Legislature financial disclosure forms