Daryl Kipnis – LD17 Senate candidate

Candidate information:

Email: kipnisforstatesenate@gmail.com
Phone number: 732-595-5298
Date of birth: 07/10/1980
Campaign website: www.darylkipnis.com
Social media: www.facebook.com/kipnis17
Education: B.A. With Honors, Rutgers College ’02; Juris Doctorate, Seton Hall University School of Law, ’05
Occupation: Attorney At Law
Party affiliation: Republican
Public/Party service: First-time candidate for public office; serve as a volunteer mediator in NJ Courts


Position on good government initiatives:

  1. Would you support reinstituting the statewide public advocate and making it a directly elected position? Yes.
  2. Would you support measures to increase voter participation (eg. same-day registration, early voting, vote by mail)? Yes.
  3. Would you support ethics reforms that would require broader disclosure on financial information and the release of income taxes by candidates for public office, as a means for regulating campaigns and limiting corruption? Yes.
  4. Would you support changing the nominating process for members of state-wide Commissions and Boards to have panels of nonpartisan experts nominate candidates, with full public disclosure of the candidates’ credentials, and to have the legislature vote on the nominations? Yes.
  5. Would you support placing a nonpartisan commission in charge of the legislative redistricting process? Yes.
  6. Would you support instituting public funding for all statewide offices, including the legislature? Yes.
  7. Would you support making the state legislature full-time and prohibiting simultaneous holding of other paid positions? It may be appropriate to restrict certain other government employment/contracts for sitting legislators, but it should not be full-time.
  8. Would you support reforming New Jersey’s Primary electoral ballots to give all candidates an equal chance of being elected? Yes. I am also a believer in non-partisan municipal elections.