Dawn Marie Addiego’s career in public service began after winning election to the Evesham Township Council in 1993 and has been on the rise ever since. Following her time in Evesham, Addiego was twice re-elected as a Burlington County Freeholder. She stepped down from the Freeholder Board after being elected to the State Assembly in 2007. In 2010 she moved from the Assembly to the Senate to fill the vacated seat created when Phil Haines stepped down to become a judge.
Addiego has proud of history of involvement in numerous civic and charitable organizations in Burlington County, including United Way of Burlington County, Burlington County Advisory Council on Women, and the Center for the Arts of Southern New Jersey, where she has been a member of the Board of Directors and Chairwoman of their annual Run for the Roses fundraiser since 2003. She is co-founder and vice-president of an animal adoption center in South Jersey and has been honored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars with their Americanism Award in 2002, and as Legislator of the Year by the Beyond the Glass Ceiling Organization, which honors influential women in public life.
Addiego earned an accounting degree at Villanova University and a law degree at Widener University School of Law. She and her husband, Dan, are the proud parents of a daughter, Morgan Maree.