Dawn Marie Addiego

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About Dawn Marie Addiego

About Dawn

Ms. Addiego was sworn to the State Senate Dec. 8, 2010. She won election to full terms in 2011, 2013, and 2017. She was an Assembly member from 2008 to 2010.

Prior to her legislative service, Ms. Addiego served eight years on the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders and was board director in 2002. She was a councilwoman in Evesham from 1993 to 2000, and served two years on the township’s planning board. She also served six years on the Tri-County Water Quality Management Board of Advisors.

Senator Addiego was born Oct. 20, 1962. She earned an accounting degree at Villanova University and, in 1987, a law degree at Widener University School of Law. She grew up in Pennsauken and graduated from Camden Catholic High School.

Ms. Addiego has sponsored legislation to lower taxes for veterans, increase public transparency on utility bill changes, and raise public awareness of the risks associated with student loan debt. She also sought to increase sentences for certain crimes, including setting a mandatory sentence for individuals who murder a minor during the commission of a sex crime.

The senator has been involved in numerous civic and charitable organizations, including the United Way of Burlington County and the Center for the Arts of Southern New Jersey. She is co-founder of a no-kill animal adoption center in South Jersey.

Senator Addiego is the proud mother to Morgan Maree.

South Jersey Priorities

In the New Jersey Senate, Dawn Marie Addiego has led a comprehensive and balanced response to the coronavirus pandemic, working to protect employees from being fired for getting COVID-19, pushing to expand unemployment benefits for those who have lost work, and fighting for support for small businesses.

Dawn Marie Addiego fights for working families -- from voting to raise the minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour, to cutting taxes for middle class families, and pushing to make healthcare more affordable for middle-class families.

Addiego stands up for women, from voting for equal pay for equal work and holding the perpetrators of sexual violence accountable for their crimes, to voting to prohibit the use of nondisclosure agreements that let men get away with sexual harassment in the workplace.

Addiego introduced legislation that “provides an annual exemption under the New Jersey gross income tax, in the amount of $3,000, to a taxpayer who is the surviving spouse of a qualifying veteran of active duty military service.” She also introduced legislation that “establishes a matching grant program (up to a maximum of $10,000) for certain members of the United States Armed Forces and the New Jersey National Guard to assist them in purchasing a home.”

Agenda

State Senator Dawn Marie Addiego is independent voice fighting for South Jersey. During her career in public service, Dawn Marie Addiego has advocated for improved school funding, protecting the environment, affordable healthcare, equal pay for women, better wages, small businesses and veterans.

  • Dawn Marie Addiego is working to ensure South Jersey receives our fair share of public school funding to improve our kids' education.
  • Dawn Marie Addiego is putting taxpayers first by protecting the homestead property tax exemption, senior property tax freeze, and continuing to cap property taxes.
  • Dawn Marie Addiego is leading to effort in the State Senate to deliver a middle class tax cut for South Jersey families.
  • Dawn Marie Addiego is fighting to ensure seniors and veterans, those who have given so much to our country and communities, are able to afford quality healthcare and secure retirements.
  • Dawn Marie Addiego has led a comprehensive and balanced response to the coronavirus pandemic, working to protect employees from being fired for getting COVID-19, pushing to expand unemployment benefits for those who have lost work, and fighting for support for small businesses.
  • Dawn Marie Addiego has championed efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 by working to expand testing and access to tele-medicine, and provide communities with critically needed PPE.
  • Dawn Marie Addiego fights for working families, from voting to raise the minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour, to cutting taxes for middle class families, and pushing to make health care more affordable for middle class families.
  • Dawn Marie Addiego stands up for women, from voting to pass the strongest equal pay law in the nation, and to hold the perpetrators of sexual violence accountable for their crimes, to voting to prohibit the use of non-disclosure agreements that let men get away with sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • Dawn Marie Addiego supports common sense measures to keep our communities safe from gun violence, she has voted to ensure there are background checks on private gun sales and pushing the state to establish a gun buyback program that will get dangerous guns off the streets and keep them out of our schools.