New Jersey is holding elections, including for legislative offices, on Nov. 7, 2023. A number of candidates running in these elections completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
Below is a selection of responses from the candidates who filled out the survey as of Sept. 26. To read each candidate’s full responses, click his or her name at the bottom of the article.
Joseph Belnome (R) is running for New Jersey State Senate District 34, and the general election is on Nov. 7. Here’s how Belnome responded to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“I’m personally passionate about protecting children. That includes informing parents when a child is attempting to transition to another gender! I personally want to ban gender transition until the age of 25. Women also need to be protected from biological males sharing bathrooms and locker rooms and I would like to ban biological males from women’s sports. I am also adamantly against mandatory vaccines, masks, or social distancing enforcement.”
Click here to read the rest of Belnome’s answers.
John Morrison (Libertarian Party) is running for New Jersey General Assembly District 13, and the general election is on Nov. 7. Here’s how Morrison responded to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“Our elected officials operate without term limits. Allowing individuals to be in positions of power without restriction is a threat to democracy and change.”
Click here to read the rest of Morrison’s answers.
If you’re a New Jersey candidate or incumbent, click here to take the survey. The survey contains over 30 questions, and you can choose the ones you feel will best represent your views to voters. If you complete the survey, a box with your answers will display on your Ballotpedia profile. Your responses will also populate the information that appears in our mobile app, My Vote Ballotpedia.