Democrat Dawn Addiego and Republican Jean Stanfield, the candidates for New Jersey State Senate in the Burlington County-based 8th district, will face off in a debate at 9 PM on Sunday night sponsored by the New Jersey Globe.
The debate is sponsored by the New Jersey Globe. David Wildstein, the editor of the New Jersey Globe will moderate the debate, along with Micah Rasmussen, the director of the Rebovich Institute of New Jersey Politics at Rider University.
It will be streamed live on the New Jersey Globe and on social media channels:
New Jersey Globe: https://newjerseyglobe.com/
Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/newjerseyglobe
The race is widely viewed as the post politically competitive legislative race of 2021.
Addiego has served in the State Senate since December 2010 and was elected in 2011, 2013 and 2018. She was elected to the State Assembly in 2007 and 2009 and was a four-term Burlington County Freeholder and two-term Evesham councilwoman. Addiego was a Republican until switching to the Democratic Party in January 2019.
Stanfield was elected to the State Assembly in 2019 after serving six terms as the Burlington County Sheriff. She is a former assistant prosecutor.
Democrats have not won the 8th district since John A. Sweeney (D-Florence) won in the 1973 Watergate landslide.
The district includes the Burlington County municipalities of Eastampton, Evesham, Hainesport, Lumberton, Mansfield, Medford, Medford Lakes, Mount Holly, Pemberton Borough, Pemberton Township, Shamong, Southampton, Springfield, Westampton and Woodland. Also in the 8th: Berlin Borough, Pine Hill, Pine Valley and Waterford in Camden, and Hammonton in Atlantic.