Here is why we enthusiastically endorse Daniel Stinger for LD30 State Senate
The “County Line” in primary election ballots: Being placed in a preferential ballot position unfairly benefits some candidates and disadvantages others. Recognizing the outsize influence of the “county line” primary election ballots on the outcomes of elections, and the considerable voter confusion that they cause, I will support changing the NJ primary ballot to an “Office Bloc” design as is used in every other state and in some counties in NJ (see http://ggcnj.org/resolution for more information).
Comment: I am for changing to an office bloc design, but I want to make sure it is done in a way that is transparent, and also that still has some sort of vetting process in place. What that vetting will look like needs to be discussed at length, but certainly not the way it looks now with municipal chairpeople consolidating power.
Ballot Order: Following best practices in 16 states, I will support implementing a rotational ballot order system that ensures to the greatest extent possible that all candidates running for the same office receive the first and subsequent ballot positions in an equal number of election districts and no candidate is advantaged over other candidates on the basis of their ballot placement (see http://ggcnj.org/resolution for more details).
Voter access: I support adopting parts of H.R.1 in New Jersey in order to increase voter participation, ensure access to the ballot box, and strengthen elections, including specifically same day registration, early voting and a paper trail for machine voting that enables verification.
Ethics reform: I support ethics reforms that would require broader disclosure of financial information and the release of income taxes by candidates for county-level and state-level public office, as a means of transparency.
Campaign funding: I support the public funding of campaigns for all state-level elected offices (i.e., the state legislature and gubernatorial elections).
Redistricting: I support placing a nonpartisan commission in charge of the legislative redistricting process.
Public Advocate: I support passing legislation to reinstate the statewide Office of the Public Advocate that was eliminated in 2010.
Comment: I am for the establishment of the office of a public advocate pending what their responsibilities would be. The more leaders standing up directly for working people, the better.
Posting of bills: I support requiring bills to be posted a minimum of 72hrs prior to voting in the legislature, to allow legislators to read bills thoroughly and obtain feedback from the public.
Legislative meetings: I support making all committee meetings accessible to the public for attendance and testimony by online means (e.g., via zoom) and streaming of voting sessions even after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, to increase availability and transparency of government.
Full time legislature: I support making the state legislature full-time and prohibiting the simultaneous holding of other paid positions, so as to eliminate conflicts of interest and sources of influence and pressure on state legislators.
Comment: I support making the legislature full time, and I also support barring legislators from holding any other offices or any other government positions of considerable power while serving. I think that legislators should still be allowed to operate in private industry, but I am all for strong regulations to ensure no conflicts of interest.
More information about Daniel Stinger:
Date of Birth: 1/27/1990
Current Occupation: Real Estate/Property Management
Education: BA in Political Science from York College of PA
Public/party service: Participation in fundraising for countless non-profits and charities. Committee member of the Howell Municipal Alliance.