Laura Shaw – LD23 Assembly candidate

Candidate information:

Phone number: 908-693-2720
Date of birth: 5/25/1960
Campaign website:
Social media: Facebook: Twitter: @shawlauraj
Education: BA of Science from Rice University, Double Major – Computer Science and Math Science. Masters of Science in Computer Science – Perdue University
Occupation: Retired
Party affiliation: Democratic
Public/Party service: Municipal Chair of the Clinton Township Democratic Committee.


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.