Jill LaZare – LD21 Senate candidate
Phone number: 908-451-8981
Campaign website: jill4Senate.com
Social media: Facebook @jill4Senate , Twitter @jillLaZare
Education: Studied piano at New England Conservatory of Music, BS in CS from Monmouth University, and JD from Rutgers Law School – Newark
Party affiliation: Democratic
Public/Party service: Worked on democratic campaigns since before I could vote and am a district committee person
Position on good government initiatives:
- Would you support reinstituting the statewide public advocate and making it a directly elected position? Yes.
- Would you support measures to increase voter participation (eg. same-day registration, early voting, vote by mail)? Yes.
- 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.
- 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.
- Would you support placing a nonpartisan commission in charge of the legislative redistricting process? Yes.
- Would you support instituting public funding for all statewide offices, including the legislature? Yes.
- Would you support making the state legislature full-time and prohibiting simultaneous holding of other paid positions? Yes.
- Would you support reforming New Jersey’s Primary electoral ballots to give all candidates an equal chance of being elected? Yes.