Ryan young – LD9 General Assembly candidate

Candidate information:

Email: njdems4ld9@gmail.com
Phone number: 609-607-7756
Campaign websitewww.jillandryanfornj.com
Social media: Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @NJDems4LD9
Education: AA in Political Science & AS in Liberal Arts & Sciences (Rowan College at Burlington County) BA in Communications (Thomas Edison State University)
Occupation: Veteran
Party affiliation: Democratic
Public/Party service: Chairman Military & Veteran Caucus – New Jersey Young Democrats; Co-President Ocean County Young Democrats; Member of local Stafford Democrats Club


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? It depends.
  7. Would you support making the state legislature full-time and prohibiting simultaneous holding of other paid positions? Yes. 
  8. Would you support reforming New Jersey’s Primary electoral ballots to give all candidates an equal chance of being elected? Yes.