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  • The family of Eileen Marmino joined Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego for the passage of Eileen’s Law in the New Jersey Senate on January 8, 2018. (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)

  • 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 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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Senator Dawn Addiego
Senator Steve Oroho

APPROVED: Addiego/Oroho Bill to Promote Local Agriculture

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Allows Counties to Create Marketing Labels to Promote Local Products

Legislation sponsored by Senators Dawn Addiego (R- Burlington, Camden, Atlantic) and Steven Oroho (R-Morris, Sussex, Warren) allowing counties to create labels to help promote local agricultural products has been signed into law.

The new law by Sen. Addiego and Sen. Oroho allows counties to adopt individualized “Jersey Fresh” labels to promote locally grown produce. (Jersey Fresh)

Based on the success of the “Jersey Fresh” marketing program, the legislation (S-2444) authorizes New Jersey counties to create, adopt, and issue their own promotional labels to market agricultural products that are grown, processed, or produced in a specific county.

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Senator Dawn Addiego

ADDIEGO: ‘Eileen’s Law’ Signed by Governor

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Senator Dawn Marie Addiego’s legislation giving prosecutors discretion to hand out harsher penalties to drivers who fail to maintain a traffic lane was signed into law.

The family of Eileen Marmino joined Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego for the passage of Eileen’s Law in the New Jersey Senate on January 8, 2018. (SenateNJ.com)

The bill (S-2342/A4062) amends the law so drivers who cause fatal accidents because they failed to maintain their lane can be charged with vehicular homicide. It was sponsored by the 8th District delegation of Senator Dawn Marie Addiego and Assemblyman Joe Howarth.

“I’m extremely pleased Eileen’s Law has been signed by the governor. It’s going to help make our roads safer by holding drivers more accountable,” Addiego said

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Senator Steve Oroho

Addiego/Oroho Bill to Promote Local Agriculture Passes Senate

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Allows Counties to Create Marketing Labels to Promote Local Products

The Senate has approved legislation sponsored by Senators Dawn Addiego (R- Burlington, Camden, Atlantic) and Steven Oroho (R-Morris, Sussex, Warren) that allows counties to create labels to help promote local agricultural products.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Addiego and Sen. Oroho allows counties to adopt individualized “Jersey Fresh” labels to promote locally grown produce (Wikimedia Commons.)

Based on the success of the “Jersey Fresh” marketing program, S-2444 would authorize New Jersey counties to create, adopt, and issue their own promotional labels to market agricultural products that are grown, processed, or produced in a specific county.

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Senator Dawn Addiego

Addiego ‘Eileen’s Law’ Heads to Governor’s Desk

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Legislation giving prosecutors discretion to hand out harsher penalties to drivers who fail to maintain a traffic lane was approved by the Senate on Monday and will head to the governor’s office for final approval.

The family of Eileen Marmino joined Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego for the passage of Eileen’s Law in the New Jersey Senate on January 8, 2018. (SenateNJ.com)

The bill (S-2342/A4062) amends the law so drivers who cause fatal accidents because they failed to maintain their lane can be charged with vehicular homicide. It was sponsored by the 8th District delegation of Senator Dawn Marie Addiego and Assemblyman Joe Howarth.

“I’m extremely pleased Eileen’s Law passed through the Senate, today. It’s going to help make our roads safer by holding drivers more accountable,” Addiego said

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Senator Dawn Addiego

Addiego’s ‘Eileen’s Law’ Passes Senate Budget Committee

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Legislation giving prosecutors discretion to hand out harsher penalties to drivers who fail to maintain a traffic lane was approved by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on Friday.

Bruce and Eileen Lafferty testified in favor of S-2342 during a Senate Law & Public Safety Committee hearing on September 29, 2016. The legislation, Eileen’s Law, is named in honor of their late daughter, Eileen Marmino. (SenateNJ.com)

The bill (S-2342/A4062) amends the law so drivers who cause fatal accidents because they failed to maintain their lane can be charged with vehicular homicide. It was sponsored by the 8th District delegation of Senator Dawn Marie Addiego and Assemblyman Joe Howarth.

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Addiego/Howarth/Rodriguez-Gregg’s ‘Eileen’s Law’ Clears Assembly

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Legislation making it possible for prosecutors to charge drivers with criminal vehicular homicide was approved by the General Assembly. Sponsored by the 8th District delegation of Senator Dawn Marie Addiego, Assemblyman Joe Howarth, and Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg, the bill (S-2342/A-4062) amends the law so drivers who cause fatal accidents because they failed to maintain a traffic lane can be charged with vehicular homicide.

Bruce and Eileen Lafferty testified in favor of S-2342 during a Senate Law & Public Safety Committee hearing on September 29, 2016. The legislation, Eileen’s Law, is named in honor of their late daughter, Eileen Marmino. (SenateNJ.com)

Known as “Eileen’s Law,” the measure was written by Addiego in response to the death of Eileen Marmino, a special education teacher at Burlington City High School and the mother of twins. The 34-year-old Medford woman was struck and killed by a driver who swerved into a bicycle lane in July 2015.

“This horrible tragedy was compounded when the driver could not be charged with a crime,” said Addiego. “Eileen’s father summed up the frustration, telling the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee that ‘Eileen’s life was reduced to a $300 traffic violation.’ That’s unacceptable. This bill addresses the inadequacies of the law.”

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Almost 6,000 Pounds of Cookies Collected During Holiday Cookie Drive at 8th Legislative District Office

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Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey partnered up with New Jersey’s 8th Legislative District on Saturday and collected nearly 6,000 pounds of cookies and other treats to send to troops overseas for the holiday season.

The Holiday Cookie Drive, which was hosted at the 8th Legislative District Office in Medford on Saturday, featured a constant stream of people driving up and dropping off homemade cookies. Dozens of volunteers were on hand to receive the cookies, box them up and then ship them out throughout the rest of the weekend.

Click here to view a full photo gallery from the cookie drive on Facebook.

Boxes of treats, that included hot chocolate packets, marshmallows, other desserts, and even bones for dogs overseas, were stacked high throughout the entire office.

“We have cookies piled up to the ceiling. We’re going to be sending thousands of pounds of cookies to our troops overseas to thank them and to give them a little piece of home,” said Senator Dawn Addiego.

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Senator Steve Oroho

Senate Committee Passes Oroho, Addiego Bills to Support NJ Farmers

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The New Jersey Senate Economic Growth Committee has passed three bills sponsored by Senators Steven Oroho (R-24) and Dawn Marie Addiego (R-8) to support local farmers and improve how the state markets “Jersey Fresh” products.

Sens. Steven Oroho and Dawn Marie Addiego sponsor bills to support local farmers and improve the way the state markets “Jersey Fresh” products. (SenateNJ.com)

“Farmers markets are incredibly popular in cities and suburbs statewide. Many farmers will tell you that the demand for Jersey-made produce is growing faster than they can plant their seeds,” Senator Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) said. “We need to bring all of the members of New Jersey’s agricultural industry together and capitalize on this opportunity to stimulate the economy. The food hubs and marketing initiatives authorized under these bills will give local farmers the tools they need to reach even more hungry customers.”

Based on the success of the “Jersey Fresh” logo, S-2444, sponsored by Senators Oroho and Addiego, would authorize New Jersey counties to create, adopt and issue their own promotional labels to market agricultural products that are grown, processed or produced in a specific county. Monmouth County is currently in the process of developing such a label.

“There is no denying that the Jersey Fresh program has been a resounding success,” Senator Addiego (R-Burlington, Camden, Atlantic) said. “Imagine how much our farms, wineries, and mom-and-pop shops would benefit if we had the ability to localize this initiative. Creating ‘made in your county’ labels is a great way to encourage our residents to shop local and support the business owners right in their own backyard.”

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8th District’s 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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Dawn Marie Addiego

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Joe Howarth

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Ryan Peters

Assemblyman - District 8

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