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PLATFORM

PRO-LIFE AND PRO-SECOND AMENDMENT

Steve is 100% pro-life and 100% pro-Second Amendment. A devout Catholic and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Steve believes in the sanctity of life and protecting the lives of the unborn from the moment of conception until the moment of birth. He will be a relentless pro-life advocate in the statehouse now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned. A lifetime member of the NRA, Steve will forcefully oppose attempts to undermine Second Amendment rights, including placing unjust requirements and restrictions on lawful citizens’ right to carry. 

PROTECT PARENTAL RIGHTS

Steve was recognized as "The Father of the Conservative Movement in New Jersey" by the parental rights group Arise-NJ.  Steve will fight to empower local school boards with the authority to reject sex-ed mandates and eliminate social and emotional learning standards from the state curriculum.

BAN CRITICAL RACE THEORY

Steve is committed to rooting out Critical Race Theory from our schools and ending implementation of the Marxist 1619 Project. He will oppose this and other radical curricula which undermine the values of parents, and which foment anti-Americanism sentiment and racial division in the classroom.

END MASK AND VACCINE MANDATES

As the owner of two restaurants, Steve knows just how crushing Gov. Murphy’s Covid-19 lockdowns and government mandates were to small businesses, not to mention the devastation they inflicted on schoolchildren. As a member of the Assembly, Steve will not stand idle as our constitutional rights are trampled on under the guise of emergency powers. He will oppose vaccine mandates as terms of employment and defend every citizen’s right to personal and medical freedom.

ENSURE HONEST ELECTIONS

Steve is committed to leading the fight in Trenton to end election season and restore Election Day. Steve will act to roll back early voting and vote by mail which have bred cynicism and distrust in our election process. New Jerseyans deserve to have their votes counted quickly, to know who won on election night, and to have faith that our elections are fair and honest.

REPEAL THE HIGHLANDS ACT

As mayor, Steve fought state housing mandates and stood up for private property rights by placing the state's first municipal eminent domain question on the ballot.  He then led the fight for the question, and it passed overwhelmingly, ensuring that private property rights would always be protected in his borough.

RESTORE MURPHY'S SCHOOL FUNDING CUTS

As mayor, Steve developed and advocated for an equal, per pupil distribution of state education dollars because every child and every taxpayer should be treated fairly and equitably.  He'll continue to fight unfair state aid packages that crush small towns and boroughs across northwest New Jersey.

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