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State of New Jersey
Respond to:P.O. Box 185Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0185(609) 292-8700Web site: http://www.elec.state.nj.us/
RALPH V. MARTINChairPAULA A. FRANZESEVice ChairSUSAN S. LEDERMAN, Ph.D.CommissionerPETER J. TOBERCommissionerFREDERICK M. HERRMANN, Ph.D.Executive DirectorJEFFREY M. BRINDLEDeputy DirectorGREGORY E. NAGYLegal DirectorJAMES P. WYSECounsel
School Board Campaign Financing, written by Deputy Director Jeffrey M. Brindle,is the fifteenth title in the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (ELEC)White Paper Series that dates back to 1988. As with the other volumes in the series, this oneshould prove of great interest to the media, the academic community, public officials, goodgovernment advocates, and concerned citizens. The Commission is very proud of the DeputyDirector’s fine work in writing this report and the others in the series.Research Associate Steven Kimmelman coded reports used in this study andprovided invaluable research. Additional research was done by Summer Intern BruceDarvas. Director of Systems Administration Carol Neiman, Assistant Systems AdministratorKim Vandegrift, Data Entry Supervisor Brenda A. Brickhouse, and the rest of the Computerstaff helped with the computerized statistical information, coding, and data entry. The wordprocessing and graphic design work were expertly accomplished by Administrative AssistantElbia Zeppetelli, while Director of Administration Barbra Fasanella reviewed all of thestatistics appearing in the report. Legal Director Gregory E. Nagy and Deputy Legal DirectorNedda Massar served as proofreaders. The Commission would also like to cite the helpfuland informed comments made by Professor Henry A. Coleman, Associate Specialist for theCenter for Government Services, incorporated into Chapter Two.The editor of the White Paper Series, Executive Director Frederick M. Herrmann,did a fine job in editing the text bringing consistency throughout. For further reading aboutthe role of campaign financing in New Jersey and the nation, the Commission suggestsreferring to the fourth edition of the COGEL Campaign Financing and LobbyingBibliography compiled by him and published by the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws(COGEL) and ELEC.