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Addiego, Rodriguez-Gregg & Howarth

  • Addiego, Rodriguez-Gregg & Howarth of the 8th Legislative District at Governor Christie’s Budget Address on February 16, 2016. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego (center) wearing purple in the New Jersey State House on June 22, 2015 in recognition of Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. (Facebook)

  • Senator Dawn Marie Addiego, Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg and Berlin Borough Council President James Bilello visited Our Lady of Mount Carmel Regional School to talk about civics and state government with students on April 30, 2014. (Facebook)

  • Maria Rodriguez-Gregg taking the Assembly Oath of Office on January 14, 2014 to represent the 8th Legislative District. She was joined by her family and former Assemblyman Jose Sosa. (Press Release)

  • Senator Dawn Marie Addiego took the oath of office during the reorganization meeting of the 2014-2015 New Jersey Senate on January 14, 2014 to represent the people of the 8th Legislative District. (Facebook)

  • Sen. Dawn Addiego and Asm. Christopher J. Brown attended Berlin Borough’s Fire Prevention Night at the Berlin Borough Community Center on October 2, 2013. The 8th District legislators are pictured with Mayor John Armano (left), Emergency Management Operations Officer Fred Tuttle (right) and Brown’s son Brian. (Facebook)

  • Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego (R-8) and David Silver, President of Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey, unload donated goods that will be shipped to troops in Afghanistan. Addiego’s office serves as a drop-off point for donations. (BCT/Dennis McDonald)

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8th District to Hold Holiday Cookie Drive to Support Troops Overseas

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The 8th Legislative District Office is teaming up with Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey to host a holiday cookie drive to send treats to troops deployed in the Middle East.

The 8th Legislative District Office is teaming up with Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey to host a holiday cookie drive. (SenateNJ.com)

Volunteers will be on hand during the drive on Saturday, December 2, to pack and box the donated baked goods and store bought items. The drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 8th District Legislative Office at 176 Route 70, Suite 13 in Medford

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8th District Legislative Office Donates Tattered Flags for Retirement Ceremony

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More than 400 American flags received a dignified retirement at Marlton Elks Club 2514 on Sunday, November 5.

Senator Dawn Marie Addiego and Assemblyman Joe Howarth, of New Jersey’s 8th Legislative District, were joined by members of the local community, including Lodge 2514, Elks Southwest District, Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey, the Evesham fire and police departments and the Cherokee High School color guard.

From left, George Tencza of Marlton Elks Club 2514, Senator Dawn Marie Addiego, Tom Wilson of the Elks Club and Assemblyman Joe Howarth get donated American flags ready for the flag retirement ceremony. (SenateNJ.com)

“It’s important that we hold the symbol of our nation in high regards. The flag reminds us of all the sacrifices that are made for our freedom, and when its condition gets compromised, it’s time to give it an honorable sendoff,” Addiego said.

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Addiego & Howarth Honor Burlington County’s WWI Veterans at Monument Unveiling

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On the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I, the Burlington County WWI Memorial Committee unveiled a beautiful new memorial at Freedom Park in Medford. The monument honors the men and women who served in the war and the 89 county residents who died during the war.

Senator Dawn Marie Addiego and Assemblyman Joe Howarth of the 8th Legislative District were pleased to be able to attend the event and thanked the Memorial Committee and the Medford Township Council with proclamations that acknowledged the time and effort put into erecting the monument that will keep the memories of our veterans alive.

The day featured essays and poems written by local students that contextualized the war and a keynote speaker, Colonel James Martin, the Deputy Commander of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

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More Than 150 Lbs of Supplies Gathered in 8th Legislative District’s Hurricane Maria Collection Drive

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Hundreds of pounds of canned goods, toiletries, blankets and more were collected as part of a 16-day effort by multiple New Jersey entities to help Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico.

Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego, Asm. Joe Howarth and the 8th District Legislative Office helped collect more than 150 pounds of supplies to be shipped to Puerto Rico as part of a 16-day Hurricane Maria Collection Drive. (SenateNJ.com)

Senator Dawn Marie Addiego, Assemblyman Joe Howarth and the 8th District Legislative Office collected more than 150 pounds of supplies that will soon be shipped to Puerto Rico, following the Hurricane Relief Collection Drive that lasted from Oct. 12 to Oct. 27.

“Response to the collection drive was simply fantastic. The generosity of our local community will help countless people in Puerto Rico who are still struggling to get by in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Thank you all for your help,” said Senator Addiego.

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Senator Anthony Bucco
Senator Dawn Addiego

Gov. Signs Joan’s Law Amendment to Mandate Life Sentence for Murder & Sexual Assault of Minors

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Governor Christie has signed an expansion of “Joan’s Law” sponsored by Senate Republicans Dawn Addiego and Anthony Bucco, to mandate life without parole for murdering a minor, of any age, during the course of a sex crime.

Rosemarie D’Alessandro testifies at a May 31, 2017 Senate Budget Committee hearing in support of Sens. Dawn Addiego and Anthony Bucco’s bill expanding the law named after her daughter. S-607 extends Joan’s Law to mandate life in prison for murdering and raping any minor. (SenateNJ.com)

For the past 20 years, “Joan’s Law” has mandated “no release” in cases involving a minor under age 14. S-607 extends Joan’s Law to protect victims between the ages of 14 and 18.

“This law cannot ease the pain of losing a child, but it can ensure that parents do not have to relive that trauma by having to appear before a parole board time and time again, just to keep a killer locked up where they belong.” Senator Addiego said. “Now, every minor who is brutally raped and murdered will receive equal justice under the law – and so will their family.”

“There is always more we can do to keep our children safe from sexual predators. Anyone who commits such an atrocious crime should, at the very least, spend their life in a jail cell,” Senator Bucco said. “There is no justification for releasing these monsters back into the general population. I am hopeful that this law will act as a deterrent. I believe it will save countless young lives for years to come.”

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Senator Dawn Addiego

Now Law: Addiego Bill to Protect Consumer Information and Privacy

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Dawn Addiego (R-Atlantic, Burlington, Camden) to protect the privacy of consumers by restricting the collection of their personal information is now law after it was signed by Governor Chris Christie.

Sen. Dawn Addiego’s legislation to protect consumers from retail cyber hacks is now law. (©iStock)

“It seems like there’s a new data breach at a different retailer every few months,” Senator Addiego said. “If these kinds of attacks are getting to become a normal occurrence, we must put more protections in place to prevent consumers’ information from getting into the wrong hands.”

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Senator Dawn Addiego

Addiego Bill to Allow Drug Donations Passed by Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Dawn Addiego (R-Burlington, Camden, Atlantic) to help the uninsured or underinsured through the use of donated prescription and over-the-counter drugs was passed by the New Jersey Senate.

Sen. Dawn Addiego’s bill will allow private organizations to establish medication donation programs to help the uninsured and underinsured. (Wikimedia Commons)

“We already have a number of programs in place to collect unused medication so it can be destroyed, but just because it’s unused doesn’t mean it’s not useful,” Senator Addiego said. “Unexpired medication can and should be going to individuals who need it but otherwise might not have access to it because of how much it costs.”

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Senator Anthony Bucco
Senator Dawn Addiego

Senate Passes ‘Joan’s Law’ Expansion to Mandate Life in Prison for Murdering & Sexually Assaulting Any Minor

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The New Jersey Senate has passed an expansion of “Joan’s Law” sponsored by Senate Republicans Dawn Addiego and Anthony Bucco, to mandate life without parole for murdering a minor, of any age, during the course of a sex crime. The bill now heads to Governor Christie’s Desk for final approval.

Rosemarie D’Alessandro testifies at a May 31, 2017 Senate Budget Committee hearing in support of Sens. Dawn Addiego and Anthony Bucco’s bill expanding the law named after her daughter. S-607 extends Joan’s Law to mandate life in prison for murdering and raping any minor. (SenateNJ.com)

Since 1997, “Joan’s Law” has mandated “no release” in cases involving a minor under age 14. The Senators’ bill, S-607, extends Joan’s Law to protect victims between the ages of 14 and 18.

“Anyone who is evil enough to rape and murder a child will not hesitate to do it again,” Senator Addiego “We need to protect every minor, whether they are 7 or 17-years-old, from these dangerous predators. There is no justification for ever releasing them back into the general population. Parents shouldn’t have to go through the painful process of explaining this to a parole board. After seven years of fighting for this bill, I am so pleased to see us send it to the Governor’s Desk today.”

“Rosemarie has been a tireless advocate for victims and for the families who have had to cope with an unimaginable tragedy. I was honored to stand beside her as our bill passed the Senate Budget Committee last month,” Senator Bucco said. “Until we reinstate the death penalty for these atrocious crimes, expanding Joan’s Law to all minors is the best way to ensure that anyone who brutally rapes and murders an innocent child never sees the light of day again.”
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Senator Dawn Addiego

Addiego Bill to Allow Drug Donations Advanced by Senate Panel

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Dawn Addiego (R-Burlington, Camden, Atlantic) to help the uninsured or underinsured through the use of donated prescription and over-the-counter drugs was advanced by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Sen. Dawn Addiego’s bill will allow private organizations to establish medication donation programs to help the uninsured and underinsured. (Wikimedia Commons)

“We already have a number of programs in place to collect unused medication so it can be destroyed, but just because it’s unused doesn’t mean it’s not useful,” Senator Addiego said. “Unexpired medication can and should be going to individuals who need it but otherwise might not have access to it because of how much it costs.”

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Senator Anthony Bucco
Senator Dawn Addiego

Addiego/Bucco Bill Mandates Life Sentence for Murdering and Sexually Assaulting Children

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The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee has passed legislation sponsored by Senate Republicans Dawn Addiego and Anthony Bucco extending “Joan’s Law” to eliminate the possibility of parole for anyone convicted of the murder of a minor in the course of a sex crime.

Rosemarie D’Alessandro testified in support of Sens. Bucco & Addiego’s bill updating “Joan’s Law” at the Senate Budget Committee on June 1, 2017. (SenateNJ.com)

Since 1997, “Joan’s Law” has mandated “no release” in cases involving a minor under age 14. The Senators’ bill, S-607, extends Joan’s Law to protect victims between the ages of 14 and 18.

“No parent should have to stand in front of a judge and convince them that the monster who raped and murdered their child must remain in prison for life,” Senator Addiego (R-8) said. “Anyone who is evil enough to commit such a heinous crime will not hesitate to victimize another child. Extending ‘Joan’s Law’ to all minors will ensure every family who loses a child receives equal justice under the law.”

“There is no justification for releasing someone who has brutally raped and murdered an innocent child back into the general population. It should not matter if the child is 7 or 17-years-old. These dangerous criminals should, at the very least, be locked up for life,” Senator Anthony Bucco (R-25) said. “By applying Joan’s Law to every minor who is killed during the course of a sex crime, we can keep even more predators in prison where they belong.”

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