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State Senator Michael Testa, Jr.
State Sen. Michael Testa (R-Vineland). (Photo: Nikita Biryukov for the New Jersey Globe)

Testa has nearly $74,000 banked moving into re-election year

By Nikita Biryukov, February 01 2021 1:02 pm

State Sen. Michael Testa (R-Vineland) had $73,753 banked in preparation for his bid for a full term in the chamber at the start of the new year.

He brought in $155,773 last year, including $38,934 in the fourth quarter. He spent $108,919 over the course of the cycle.

Testa and won his seat in a 2019 special election against former State Sen. Bob Andrzejczak (D-Middle) triggered by Rep. Jeff Van Drew’s (R-Dennis) departure to Congress.

His Assembly running mates, Assemblymen Antwan McLellan (R-Lower) and Erik Simonsen (R-Lower), defeated Assemblymen Bruce Land (D-Vineland) and Matt Milam (D-Vineland), who was appointed to fill Andrzejczak’s Assembly seat, that year.

Testa has since emerged as a rising Republican star, and though he and Senate President Steve Sweeny (D-West Deptford) have built a cordial working relationship over the last year, the Democrat still wants Testa’s Senate seat back.

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