Update: Christine Chen collected 41 percent of the vote, but the incumbent Republican, Michael Doherty, drew 59 percent.
Read more here (scroll down to the District 23 results):
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Support Democrat Christine Chen’s bid for the New Jersey State Senate. The election takes place on November 7, 2017.
In addition to spotlighting five Virginia state-level candidates chosen by Flippable for the upcoming race in November, we at OTYCD are also devoting posts to six candidates chosen by 314 Action whose races fall in 2017. 314 Action is an organization that boosts hopefuls who have STEM backgrounds.
Chen is a neuroscientist, a health care executive, and a She Should Run alumnus. She was the Chief Operating Officer of the state’s largest residential care provider for patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia. She is a first-generation American. She would be the first Asian-American woman to serve in the New Jersey State legislature.
If she wins, she intends to lower the notoriously high property taxes and shore up the pension system, which has dinged the state’s credit rating. She wants to improve New Jersey’s aging infrastructure as well. She would support civil rights across the board. She wants to end gerrymandering and curtail dark-money funding of campaigns.
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