Jessica Deutsch – Candidate for Princeton School District Board of Education

Candidate information:
Phone number: 908-208-3235
Date of birth: 12/20/1968
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Education: I have a Masters in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, a Masters in Social Work from Rutgers, and a Bachelors in English and American Studies from Princeton. I attended public schools in Warren, NJ.
Occupation: Educational Advisor
Public service: I have never held public office before. However, I’ve been a Board Member of the 101 Fund, HiTops, and The Princeton Public Library.

Position on good government initiatives:

  1. Would you support reinstituting the statewide public advocate and making it a directly elected position? Yes.
  2. Would you support measures to increase voter participation (eg. same-day registration, early voting, vote by mail)? Yes.
  3. 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? Yes.
  4. Would you support changing the nominating process for members of state-wide 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? Yes.
  5. Would you support placing a nonpartisan commission in charge of the legislative redistricting process? Yes.
  6. Would you support instituting public funding for all statewide offices, including the legislature? Yes.
  7. Would you support making the state legislature full-time and prohibiting simultaneous holding of other paid positions? No.
  8. Would you support reforming New Jersey’s Primary electoral ballots to give all candidates an equal chance of being elected? Yes.