District 8

Berlin Borough, Eastampton, Evesham, Hainesport, Hammonton, Lumberton, Mansfield (Burlington), Medford, Medford Lakes, Mount Holly, Pemberton Borough, Pemberton Township, Pine Hill, Pine Valley, Shamong, Southampton, Springfield (Burlington), Waterford, Westampton, Woodland

Candidate for Assembly

Mark Natale

District 8

Working as an attorney in employment law, Mark has spent his legal career ensuring that working men and women across the state have someone in their corner representing them regardless of their political orientation. Now he’s running for state assembly because he knows that voters in the South Jersey need someone who will put aside politics and represent their needs in Trenton. 

Looking out for those around him has been a driving force Mark’s entire life. This has carried over into his legal career, which has seen him representing those who have experienced workplace harassment, discrimination, wage theft, & personal injury. He makes sure that those who have suffered and been mistreated have fair representation and that they get what they’re owed from their employers. He’s carried that background into the volunteer space where he gave his time leading voter protection efforts during the 2018 campaign, ensuring that South Jersey voters rights were protected during the election.

Mark and his wife moved to South Jersey because they knew it was a great place to live and grow their young family. But Mark also knows that in order for families like his to thrive, affordability issues have to be addressed. Like most taxpayers, Mark knows that South Jersey families aren’t getting a fair shake from the taxes they pay in to the state. To combat this Mark wants to address the School Funding formula that sees South Jersey residents on the hook for high taxes but continues to cut funding from South Jersey schools, provide real property tax real property tax relief for working and middle class families, and develop an economic climate that fosters job creation and growth. 

Mark was raised in Washington Township, NJ where he graduated from Washington Township High School. Mark earned a bachelor’s degree in History from LaSalle University and a J.D. from Rutgers Law School. Mark lives in Marlton with his wife Shannon and 2 year old daughter Kathryn.

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Candidate for Assembly

Allison Eckel

District 8

Allison’s parents raised her to believe that community service is a civic duty, and she has lived that belief through both her personal and professional experiences. Now, Allison is running for state assembly because she knows that South Jersey voters deserve a representative whose dedication to her community is at the heart of her campaign. 

Allison Eckel currently serves as the Medford representative on the Lenape Regional High School District Board of Education and has served as a board member on the Medford Education Foundation, providing support and funding to the kindergarten to eighth grade school district. Since 2009 Allison has mentored and worked with children to help unlock their potential through several youth programs. Professionally, she is a successful digital media strategist, specializing in assisting non-profit organizations and small businesses with their communications. 

Allison will carry her experiences from serving on the Lenape Regional District Board of Education to Trenton to advocate for the families and children of Legislative District 8. South Jersey schools deserve funding that is a fair exchange for the taxes those same families pay to the state. Her years on the Medford Township Economic Development Commission, and running her own business, have given Allison a strong foundation of understanding to successfully advocate for South Jersey small businesses after the difficult pandemic year. 

Allison has lived in Medford since 2005 with her spouse David and children Thomas and Lilly. Allison has a bachelor’s degree in Geoscience from Franklin & Marshall College, and a masters in Writing and Publishing from Emerson College.  

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