About Dawn Marie Addiego
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.