Dawn Addiego

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Dawn Marie Addiego (born October 20, 1962) is an American Democratic politician who represents the 8th legislative district in the New Jersey Senate. She previously served in the General Assembly from January 8, 2008 to November 22, 2010. On November 15, 2010, after Phil Haines was confirmed to serve on the New Jersey Superior Court in Burlington County, the county Republican committee (as she was a member of that party at the time) nominated and appointed Addiego to fill Haines's vacant seat until a June 2011 primary and the November 2011 general election.[1]

Dawn Marie Addiego
Member of the New Jersey Senate
from the 8th district
Assumed office
November 22, 2010
Preceded byPhil Haines
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
from the 8th district
In office
January 8, 2008 – November 22, 2010
Preceded byFrancis L. Bodine
Larry Chatzidakis
Succeeded byPat Delany
Member of the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders
In office
January 1, 2000 – January 8, 2008
Personal details
Born (1962-10-20) October 20, 1962 (age 57)
Political partyDemocratic (2019-present)
Other political
Republican (before 2019)
Spouse(s)Dan Addiego
ResidenceEvesham Township
Alma materVillanova University (B.S.)
Widener University (J.D.)
WebsiteLegislative Website

Early lifeEdit

Addiego graduated from Villanova University with a bachelor's degree in accounting. She earned a J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 1987.[2] Addiego served on the Evesham Township Council from 1993 to 2000 and on its Planning Board from 1993 to 1994. She was on the Tri-County Water Quality Management Board of Advisors from 1994 to 2000. She served on the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 2000 until 2008.[2]

New Jersey AssemblyEdit

While in the Assembly Addigeo served as the Assistant Republican Whip after taking office in 2008. She also served on the Appropriations Committee and the Higher Education Committee.[2] In March 2009, Addiego, along with fellow Assemblyman Scott Rudder, asked for a 10% cut from her legislative salary in light of New Jersey's current economic crisis. A legal opinion from the New Jersey Office of Legislative Services found that they were the first lawmakers in New Jersey history to ask to waive part of their salary.[3] In 2011, the two legislators proposed that the 10% pay cut that they took should be extended to other state legislative, judicial and executive branch employees, including the Governor.[4] Addiego was a vocal opponent of Governor Jon Corzine's Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) plan to require towns to build a government-set number of affordable housing units. She argued that "COAH's new regulations will drive up property taxes, destroy open space and discourage economic development."[5]

New Jersey SenateEdit

Addiego was elected to the New Jersey Senate in November 2011, running unopposed after prospective Democratic Party candidate Carl Lewis was knocked off the ballot because he didn't meet the state's residency requirement.[6]


  • Community and Urban Affairs [7]
  • Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens
  • State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation
  • Labor
  • Budget and Appropriations

Party SwitchEdit

On January 28, 2019, Addiego switched political affiliation to the Democratic Party.[8] After Addiego's party switch one of the 8th Districts Assemblyman Joe Howarth had allegedly tried to switch his party from Republican to Democrat, and Republican leaders were unable to contact Howarth for two days. Thus the Burlington County Republican Committee dropped support for Howarth, and endorsed Burlington County sheriff Jean Stanfield for his seat in the Assembly.[9]

District 8Edit

Each of the 40 districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly. The other representatives from the 8th District for the 2020-2021 Legislative Session are:[10]

Election historyEdit


New Jersey State Senate elections, 2017[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dawn Marie Addiego (incumbent) 30,795 52.2
Democratic George B. Youngkin 28,158 47.8
Republican hold
New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dawn Marie Addiego (incumbent) 35,894 63.5
Democratic Javier Vasquez 20,633 36.5
Republican hold
New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dawn Marie Addiego (incumbent) 22,396 100.0
Republican hold


New Jersey State Assembly elections, 2009[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dawn Marie Addiego (incumbent) 42,129 31.06
Republican Scott Rudder (incumbent) 40,679 29.99
Democratic Debbie Sarcone 26,397 19.46
Democratic Bill Brown 26,384 19.45
Republican hold
New Jersey State Assembly elections, 2007[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dawn Marie Addiego 25,310 27.97
Republican Scott Rudder 25,298 27.96
Democratic Tracy L. Riley 20,540 22.70
Democratic Christopher D. Fifis 19,234 21.26
Republican hold

Burlington County FreeholderEdit

Burlington County Freeholder Elections, 2005[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dawn Marie Addiego (incumbent) 65,199 27.93
Republican Aubrey Fenton 64,486 27.66
Democratic Amy Vasquez 52,524 22.53
Democratic Dean Buono 50,933 21.84
Republican hold
Burlington County Freeholder Elections, 2002[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Theresa Brown (incumbent) 66,322 29.64
Republican Dawn Marie Addiego (incumbent) 65,082 29.08
Democratic John Fratinardo 46,930 20.97
Democratic John S. Kocubinski 45,446 20.31
Republican hold


  1. ^ via Associated Press."3 newest members of NJ Senate are sworn in", Newsday, December 6, 2010. Accessed January 22, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Senator Addiego's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed May 1, 2011.
  3. ^ Levinsky, David. Pols seek pay cut", Burlington County Times, March 13, 2009. Accessed January 23, 2012. "The legal opinion from the Office of Legislative Services found no previous examples of lawmakers waiving part of their salaries."
  4. ^ Levinsky, David. "8th District legislators propose pay cuts for top government officials" Archived 2011-10-17 at the Wayback Machine, Burlington County Times, October 9, 2011. Accessed January 12, 2012. "Two years ago, New Jersey Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego and Assemblyman Scott Rudder voluntarily took a 10 percent pay cut, claiming state lawmakers should share in the pain being felt by residents and taxpayers.Now Addiego and Rudder want Gov. Chris Christie to take the same cut, along with his Cabinet, their fellow legislators, and many other state officials, judges and prosecutors. According to their math, the state would save about $9.6 million from the salary reductions."
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ Staff. "2011 N.J. election notebook: Voting vignettes from around the state", The Star-Ledger, November 9, 2009. Accessed January 7, 2012. "The Associated Press called the race for incumbent Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego (R-Burlington) about 10 minutes after polls closed.The reason: Addiego ran unopposed. Her opponent — former Olympic track and field star Carl Lewis — was kicked off the ballot after Secretary of State Kim Guadagno, also the lieutenant governor, ruled he did not meet New Jersey's four-year residency requirement for state Senate candidates."
  7. ^ "Senator Dawn Marie Addiego (R)". njleg.state.nj. Archived from the original on 20 October 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Addiego No Longer Threatens Kim Re-election". New Jersey Globe. January 28, 2019.
  9. ^ "Peters, Stanfield win Burlington County line". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  10. ^ Legislative Roster 2020-2021 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed January 31, 2020.
  11. ^ "Official List, Candidates for State Senate For GENERAL ELECTION 11/07/2017 Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. November 29, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 5, 2017. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  12. ^ "Official List Candidates for State Senate For GENERAL ELECTION 11/05/2015 Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. December 4, 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 4, 2015. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
  13. ^ Official List Candidate Returns for State Senate For November 2011 General Election Archived 2012-07-13 at the Wayback Machine, New Jersey Department of State, December 14, 2011. Accessed January 7, 2012.
  14. ^ a b c d "Summary Report". Burlington County Clerk. Retrieved August 23, 2017.

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New Jersey Senate
Preceded by
Phil Haines
Member of the New Jersey Senate for the 8th District
November 22, 2010–present
Succeeded by
New Jersey General Assembly
Preceded by
Francis L. Bodine
Larry Chatzidakis
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 8th District
January 8, 2008–November 22, 2010
With: Scott Rudder
Succeeded by
Pat Delany