MORRIS COUNTY — Cliff Dawkins, a Rockaway Borough Democrat and employment & labor attorney, today announced that he is exploring a run for New Jersey State Senate in the 2020 LD 25 Special Election.
“I’m considering entering the race for State Senate because we deserve a new kind of leadership in Trenton. It is clear to me from my conversations with friends, family, and neighbors that our representatives have not been doing enough for families here in the 25th District. We need property tax relief, affordable healthcare, fully funded schools, and investment in our infrastructure. I’m looking forward to meeting voters all across the 25th District to listen to their concerns and discuss new ideas. Now is our moment to come together and build a future our community can truly be proud of.”
Dawkins works as an Employment and Labor attorney at a premier law firm. He also serves on the boards of several professional and nonprofit organizations.
Dawkins holds a business degree from Cornell University, a Master’s in Public Policy from Rutgers University, and a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers Law School. While at Rutgers, he was a Harold and Reba Martin Fellow at the Eagleton Institute of Politics.
He has taught classes on the subjects of politics, leadership and government at Princeton University, Rutgers University, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Dawkins resides in Rockaway Borough with his wife, Tammy, and their two children.