Jamel C. Holley – LD20 Assembly Candidate

Candidate information:

Phone number: 908-624-0880
Party affiliation: Democratic Party
Campaign websitewww.jamelholley@hotmail.com
Social media: @jamelholley – Twitter; @AssemblymanHolley – Facebook; @jamelholley – Instagram

Date of Birth: 9/13/79
Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from New Jersey City University; Master of Public Administration Degree from Kean University
Occupation: Director of Public Works – Township of Irvington
Public/Party service: I was elected to the position as Councilman At Large in the Borough of Roselle in 2004, 2007 and 2010. I was elected as Mayor in 2011 and served in that position until being appointed to fill a seat in January 2015 in the New Jersey General Assembly representing the 20th Legislative District. I was elected to fill the full term in November 2017. I currently serve as the Vice Chairman of Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee and member of the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee.

Position on good government initiatives:

  1. Would you support reforming New Jersey’s Primary electoral ballots to give all candidates an equal chance of being elected? 
    It depends. 
  2. Would you support measures to increase voter participation (eg. same-day registration, early voting)? 
  3. Would you support placing a nonpartisan commission in charge of the legislative redistricting process?  
  4. 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? 
  5. Would you support reinstituting the statewide public advocate and making it a directly elected position? 
  6. Would you support changing the nominating process for members of 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? 
  7. Do you support public funding of campaigns for all statewide offices, including the legislature? 
  8. Do you support making the state legislature full-time and prohibiting simultaneous holding of other paid positions? 
    It depends.
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