On Tuesday, November 07, New Jersey voter will choose our next governor. Whomever voters choose to lead our state government over the next four years, it is important for residents with disabilities and those who know and love them to have a clear understanding on where our candidates for governor stand on issues most important to our developmental disabilities community. Over the past several months, the NJCDD repeatedly reached out to the campaign offices of New Jersey’s Republican and Democratic candidates for Governor, Kim Guadagno and Phil Murphy, and presented each of them with a list of four questions that address major issues of importance for New Jersey residents with developmental disabilities and their family members. For this year’s questionnaire, we worked alongside advocates in disability housing, DSP living wages, and special education to craft the questions we posed to each of the candidates As of now, only Democratic candidate, Phil Murphy, has submitted a response to the questionnaire. His responses are shown below, and will also appear in the Fall 2017 issue of our People and Families Magazine. Any response received from Kim Guadagno’s campaign will also be published on the blog. Below is a complete list of the questions asked along with the full and unedited responses submitted by Phil Murphy.