Socialist Party of New Jersey

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Socialist Party of New Jersey
Co-Chair Stephanie Gussin, Greg Pason
Secretary Pat Noble
Founded 1970s
Headquarters Montclair, NJ
Ideology Democratic socialism
Socialist feminism
Multi-tendency
Political position Left-wing
National affiliation Socialist Party USA
Colors Red
Website
SP New Jersey

The Socialist Party of New Jersey (SPNJ) is the state chapter of the Socialist Party USA in the U.S. state of New Jersey.

The Socialist Party of New Jersey engages in both electoral politics and non-electoral activism. Recent electoral campaigns include Greg Pason's 2009 run for Governor of New Jersey and Pat Noble's 2011 run for the Board of Chosen Freeholders in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Non-electoral activism includes anti-racist actions in cooperation with Residents Against Racism, support for unions and unionization in cooperation with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and other unions, anti-war and anti-imperialist agitation, and support for feminism and women's rights.

In 2014, the SPNJ declared victory in a lawsuit (Noble v. State) against the State of New Jersey over the State preventing the Party from having voter registration rights.[1] The SPNJ joins eight other political parties who have voter registration, six of which are minor/alternative parties and also had to file a lawsuit to receive voter registration abilities.

The Socialist Party of New Jersey has two active locals, a Northern New Jersey local headquartered in Montclair, and a Central New Jersey local headquartered in Red Bank.

Organization[edit]

The Socialist Party of New Jersey is governed by a State Executive Committee (SEC), elected to two-year terms at a state convention on odd years. The state convention elects one to two State Chairs (two if gender balanced), as well as a State Secretary and State Treasurer. Additionally, each chartered local is invited to elect one representative to sit on the SEC as a voting member.

Elected Officials[edit]

Former Candidates for Office[edit]

Gubernatorial Candidates[edit]

  • 2009: Greg Pason/Costantino Rozzo- 2,085 votes (0.09%)[2]
  • 2005: Costantino Rozzo- 2,078 votes (0.09%)[3]
  • 2001: Costantino Rozzo- 1,537 votes (0.07%)
  • 1997: Greg Pason- 2,800 votes (0.12%)[4]

US Senate Candidates[edit]

  • 2012: Greg Pason- 2,249 votes (0.07%)
  • 2006: Greg Pason- 2,490 votes (0.11%)
  • 2002: Greg Pason- 2,702 votes (0.13%)
  • 2000: Greg Pason- 3,365 votes (0.11%)[5]

US House of Representatives Candidates[edit]

State Assembly Candidates[edit]

  • 2005, District 2: Sharin Chiorazzo- 832 votes (0.77%) and Willie Norwood- 665 (0.61%) (two candidates elected)
  • 2005, District 10: Scott Baier- 584 votes (0.46%) (two candidates elected)
  • 2003, District 1: Constantino Rozzo- 768 votes (0.81%) (two candidates elected)
  • 1997, District 27: John-Martin Winter- 1,051 votes (1.50%) (two candidates elected)
  • 1995, District 27: John-Martin Winter- 478 votes (1.07%) (two candidates elected)

County/local Candidates[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ballot-access.org/2014/03/new-jersey-election-officials-will-allow-voters-to-register-into-socialist-party-and-to-keep-a-tally/
  2. ^ http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/election-results/09-official-general-election-gov-lt-gov-tallies-120109.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/election-results/2005_Official_General_Election-Governor_tallies.pdf
  4. ^ http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/election-results/1997-general-election-results-governor.pdf
  5. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2000/2000Stat.htm
  6. ^ http://www.socialistpartymoc.org/2012/02/16/socialist-party-moc-nominates-pat-noble-for-red-bank-regional-board-of-education/
  7. ^ http://co.monmouth.nj.us/electionresults/election%20result.htm