|Former candidate for|
|U.S. House, New Jersey, District 3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Profession||Trial and appellate litigator|
Belgard has volunteered with the American Cancer Society, serving on the Executive Board of the American Cancer Society Eastern Division and the National Board of the Cancer Action Network. She has received awards from the American Cancer Society's National Saint George Award and the Capitol Dome Award. She has also been a member of her Neighborhood Watch and Edgewater Park’s Township Committee. Currently, she works on the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Belgard works as a trial and appellate litigator.
Comments on Obamacare
Belgard defended the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, and opposed attempts to repeal it, though she received criticism from WPHT host Dom Giordano for her "vague responses to complaints about the law.”
Belgard listed the following themes on her campaign website.
—Aimee Belgard, Campaign website (archive)
The 3rd Congressional District of New Jersey held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Tom MacArthur (R) defeated Aimee Belgard (D) and Frederick John LaVergne (Democratic-Republican) in the general election. In the primary election on June 3, 2014, MacArthur defeated Steve Lonegan for the Republican nomination, while Belgard defeated Howard Kleinhendler and Bruce Todd for the Democratic nomination.
New Jersey's 3rd was considered a battleground district in 2014. Incumbent Jon Runyan (R) did not run for re-election, leaving an open seat. Moreover, although Runyan won re-election by an 8.9 percent margin of victory in 2012, the presidential election went Democratic, with President Barack Obama winning in the 3rd District by 4.6 percent.
|U.S. House, New Jersey District 3 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic-Republican||Frederick John LaVergne||1.7%||3,095|
|Source: New Jersey Division of Elections|
|U.S. House, New Jersey District 3 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Source: New Jersey Division of Elections - Official Election Results|
Belgard was part of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Jumpstart program in 2014. According to the DCCC, the program provided candidates with "early financial communications, operational and strategic support." The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spent $1.3 million in ads on her campaign. One of those ads, about opponent MacArthur's company, was reported about in Time and deemed deceptive, a judgment the DCCC disputed.
Stuart Rothenberg at Roll Call wrote that the “district is competitive, though it leans slightly Republican” and would be a “serious fight.”
Belgard was endorsed by the following groups:
- Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
- EMILY's List
- Human Rights Campaign
- League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund
- National Organization for Women (NOW)
- Sierra Club
- Women's Campaign Fund
- Burlington County Democrats
- Ocean County Democrats
- National Committee to Protect Social Security and Medicare
|Aimee Belgard (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|Year-End||January 31, 2014||$0.00||$175,062.77||$(25,799.63)||$149,263.14|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$149,263.14||$227,500.48||$(51,038.38)||$325,725.24|
|Pre-Primary||July 15, 2014||$325,725.24||$71,218.34||$(64,839.22)||$332,104.36|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2014||$332,104.36||$351,842.81||$(67,951.28)||$615,995.89|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2014||$615,995.89||$583,969.00||$(595,945.93)||$604,018.96|
|Pre-General||October 23, 2014||$604,018.96||$107,738.19||$(343,641.60)||$368,115.55|
Belgard is married with two sons.
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- Roll Call, "Democrat to Announce Campaign for Runyan’s Seat," accessed December 12, 2013
- New York Times, "In New Jersey, a Republican Nominee Will Try to Hold On to a Congressional Seat," accessed June 4, 2014
- Politico, "2014 New Jersey House Election Results," accessed November 7, 2014
- Aimee Belgard for Congress, "Meet Aimee Belgard," accessed March 28, 2014
- NJ Spotlight, "Democrats hope to wrest 3rd Congressional District from GOP grasp," accessed May 21, 2014
- Aimee Belgard for Congress, "Issues," accessed March 28, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Roll Call, "DCCC Unveils Final 2014 Recruits for Jumpstart Program," accessed December 12, 2013
- Press Herald, "House campaign groups start $75 million ad blitz," accessed August 13, 2014
- Time, "Fact Checking Group Slams New Democratic Ad for ‘Deception’," accessed August 14, 2014
- Roll Call, "So You Want to Be a Political Handicapper? 2014 Edition," accessed July 28, 2014
- Aimee Belgard for Congress, "Endorsements," accessed March 28, 2014
- Aimee Belgard for Congress, "Aimee Belgard Endorsed by the National Committee to Protect Social Security and Medicare," accessed May 26, 2014
- YouTube, "Meet Aimee Belgard for Congress," accessed April 15, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Aimee Belgard Year-End," accessed March 25, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Aimee Belgard April Quarterly," accessed April 16, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Aimee Belgard Pre-Primary," accessed November 4, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Aimee Belgard July Quarterly," accessed November 4, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Aimee Belgard October Quarterly," accessed November 4, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Aimee Belgard Pre-General," accessed November 4, 2014
- Star-Ledger, "Pelosi to hold fundraiser for N.J. congressional candidate," accessed January 28, 2014