2013 Candidate Survey

2013 Candidate Survey for NJ Senate & Assembly

Please see your candidates’ answers to ArtPride NJ’s 2013 survey below. This survey was distributed to all incumbent legislators and challengers. View survey

If you do not see your district candidate(s) listed below, he or she did not return a survey.* Want to urge your candidate to say where they stand on the arts? Let us know who is missing and we will contact that candidate again directly, or you can share the survey yourself (see link above). Candidates respond when they know a potential voter is personally interested in an issue.

An asterisk (*) denotes incumbents. Due to limited resources, we did not seek questionnaires from uncontested seats.

ArtPride New Jersey strives to present fair and balanced information from all candidates, and is not providing candidate endorsements.

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Dist.
Last
Name
Party
(Office)
Comments
Arts
Attendance
Arts
Participation
Support
NJSCA
Funding?
Aware that
Hotel/Motel
Tax remains
at its
minimum?
Support
Raising
Hotel/Motel
Tax
Minimum?
Co-Sponsor
Legislation?
Support Arts
Education as
Core Content
Curriculum?
Be A Leader in
Promoting
Arts, History
& Tourism?
If yes, how?
DISTRICTLast
Name
Party
(Office)
CommentsArts
Attendance
Arts
Participation
Support
NJSCA
Funding?
Aware that
Hotel/Motel
Tax remains
at its
minimum?
Support
Raising
Hotel/Motel
Tax
Minimum?
Co-Sponsor
Legislation?
Support Arts
Education as
Core Content
Curriculum?
Be A Leader in
Promoting
Arts, History
& Tourism?
If yes, how?
2Brown*R (A)
5WagonerR (A)Theater,
Children's
Events
& Activities
NoneYesNoYesYesYesYes
6Lampitt*D (A)
6Greenwald*D (A)
7Allen*R (S) Music,
Theater,
Visual Arts,
Children's
Events & Activities,
Other
Instrumental, Vocal, Visual, Theater, Other YesYes YesYesYesYes
8McGowanD (A) Music, Theater, Dance, Children's Events/Activities Dance, Photography Yes Yes Yes YesYes Yes
8VasquezD (S) NoneNoneYesYesNoNoYesYes
9McManusD (A) Music, Theater, Children's Events / ActivitiesInstrumental, Vocal, Visual, LiteraryYesNoYesYesYesYes
10KaneD (A) NoneYes
12FurmanD (A) Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Dance, Literary ArtsInstrumental, Vocal, Photography, Literary, Other YesYes YesYes Yes
12DothardD (S) Theater, Dance, Community theatreTheater YesNo YesYesNo Yes
14InversoR (S) TheaterNone YesYesYesYesYesYes
14CookR (A) Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Dance Instrumental, Other YesYesYesYesYes Yes
15CoxR (S) Music, TheaterInstrumental, VocalYesYesYesYesYesYes
15TaylorR (A) Music, Theater, Dance, Literary Arts, Other, Supporter & CollectorInstrumental, Vocal, Visual, Photography, Literary, Other YesYesYesYesYesYes
16CorfieldD (A) Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Children's Events / Activities Visual YesYes Yes YesYes Yes
16OchotecoD (A) Music, Visual Arts, DanceVisual, Dance, Photography YesYesYesYesYesYes
16Bateman*R (S) Music. Theater. Visual Arts, Children's Events/ActivitiesNoneYesYesYes Yes
17Chivukula*D (A)Music, Theater, Dance NoneYesYesYesYesYesYes
17Smith*D (S) Theater, OtherNoneYesYes YesYesYesYes
18BarnesD (S) Music, Theater, Dance, Literary ArtsTheaterYesYes YesYes
18PinkinD (A)Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Dance, Literary Arts, Children's Events / ActivitiesTheater, PhotographyYesYes YesYes
18Diegnan*D (A) Music, Theater, Children's Events / ActivitiesNoneYes YesYesYesYesYes
19Coughlin*D (A) Music, Theater, Visual Arts
NoneYesYesYes YesYes Yes
19Vitale*D (S) Music, TheaterVisual YesYes Yes YesYesYes
21LazareD (A)Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Dance, Literary Arts, Children's Events / ActivitiesInstrumental, Vocal YesYesYesYesYesYes
22SherrR (S) Visual Arts, Children's Events / ActivitiesInstrumental YesYesYesYesYesYes
23Doherty*R (S)Music, Theater, Visual ArtsNoneYesYesYesYesYesYes
24WeightmanD (A) Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Dance, Literary Arts, Children's Events / Activities Instrumental, Vocal, Literary Yes Yes Yes YesYes Yes
24TomkoD (S) Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Dance, Literary Arts, Children's Events / ActivitiesInstrumental, LiteraryYes Yes YesYesYes Yes
25Bucco*R (A) Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Children's Events / ActivitiesNoneYesYes NoYesYes
25Bucco*R (S) Music, Theater, Children's Events / ActivitiesNoneYesYes NoYesYes
26IsiborD (A) Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Dance, Literary Arts, Children's Events / Activities, Other Instrumental, Vocal, Visual, Dance, Theater, Photography, Literary YesYesYes YesYes
26HartD (S) Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Dance, Literary Arts, Children's Events / Activities Instrumental, Vocal, Visual, Theater, Literary Yes No Yes YesYes Yes
26Pennacchio*R (S)
34Giblin*D (A) Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Dance, Literary Arts, Children's Events / ActivitiesNoneYesYes YesYesYesYes "▼
35Sumter*D (A) Music, Theater, DanceInstrumental YesYesYesYesYesYes
36Schaer*D (A)Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Dance, Children's Events / ActivitiesVisual, LiteraryYesYesYesYesYesYes
37Huttle*D (A)Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Dance, Literary Arts, Children's Events / ActivitiesVisual, Dance, Theater Yes Yes Yes YesYes Yes
37DugganR (S) Music, Theater, Children's Events / Activities

Instrumental, Vocal, Theater Yes Yes Yes YesYes Yes
37Weinberg*D (S) Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Children's Events/Activities, OtherNoneYesYesYesYesYesYes
37Johnson*D (A) Music, Visual Arts, DanceInstrumental, VocalYesYesYesYesYes
38Gordon*D (S) Music, Theater, Visual Arts Visual, Photography YesYes Yes YesYes Yes
39AbeneD (A) Theater, Literary Yes YesYes YesYes Yes
39Schepisi*R (A)Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Dance, Literary Arts, Children's Events/ActivitiesInstrumental, Vocal, Visual, Dance, Theater, Photography, Literary, Other YesNo YesYes
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