|New Jersey General Assembly District 29|
|2008 - September 11, 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Bachelor's||New York University|
|Master's||New York University, 1992|
|Place of birth||Newark, NJ|
|Profession||Managing Partner, Alter International|
Coutinho earned his B.S. in Economics and Finance and his M.B.A. in International Economics and Organizational Behavior from New York University. His professional experience includes working as a consultant for Al-Ter International and Ammco Development and as the owner of Coutinho's Bakery.
- Joint Committee on State Leasing and Space Utilization
- Commerce and Economic Development (Chair)
- Human Services
- A504 Requires appointed board of education members and candidates for an elected board to reveal criminal convictions prior to assuming or running for office.
- A2233 Requires certain cities of the second class to establish a Second Chance Council to develop a plan to increase jobs for released criminals and high school dropouts.
- A2241 Requires inmates in State correctional facilities to earn high school equivalency certificate prior to parole or discharge.
- A4048 "New Jersey Economic Stimulus Act of 2009;" appropriates $15 million to "New Jersey Affordable Housing Trust Fund."
National Political Awareness Test
Coutinho's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2007 National Political Awareness Test are available. The test provides an overview of Coutinho's positions on a number of issues. He did not answer the question about his top priorities.
Coutinho ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 29. Coutinho was bracketed with L. Grace Spencer. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. Coutinho resigned from office on September 11 and was replaced in the general election by Eliana Pintor Marin.
Coutinho won re-election in 2011. He and incumbent L. Grace Spencer ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on June 7. They then defeated Elaine Guarino and Lisa Kistner in the general election on November 8.
Coutinho successfully won re-election in the November 3, 2009, general election. He was bracketed with L. Grace Spencer and defeated Republican challengers Aracelis Sanabria-Tejada and Fernando Linhares, along with Independent candidate Joanne Miller.
|New Jersey Assembly General Election, Twenty-Ninth Legislative District (2009)|
|L. Grace Spencer (D)||21,205|
|Alberto Coutinho (D)||20,628|
|Fernando E. Linhares (R)||2,787|
|Aracelis Sanabria-Tejada (R)||2,761|
Comprehensive donor information for Alberto Coutinho is available dating back to 2007. Based on available campaign finance records, Alberto Coutinho raised a total of $445,387 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.
|Alberto Coutinho's Campaign Contribution History|
|2011||New Jersey General Assembly, District 29||$217,464|
|2009||New Jersey General Assembly, District 29||$227,923|
|2007||New Jersey General Assembly, District 29||$0|
|Grand Total Raised||$445,387|
2011Alberto Coutinho won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Alberto Coutinho raised a total of $217,464.
|New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Alberto Coutinho's campaign in 2011|
|New Jersey Automobile Dealers Assocation||$10,500|
|Heavy & General Construction Laborers Local 472||$9,350|
|New Jersey Regional Council Of Carpenters||$9,200|
|New Jersey State Laborers||$8,200|
|Total Raised in 2011||$217,464|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2009Alberto Coutinho won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Alberto Coutinho raised a total of $227,923.
|New Jersey General Assembly 2009 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Alberto Coutinho's campaign in 2009|
|Heavy & General Construction Laborers Local 472||$9,200|
|New Jersey State Laborers||$8,700|
|New Jersey Regional Council of Carpenters||$5,000|
|New Jersey Education Association||$4,500|
|New Jersey Business & Industry Association||$3,950|
|Total Raised in 2009||$227,923|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2007Alberto Coutinho won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. During that election cycle, Alberto Coutinho raised a total of $0.
|New Jersey General Assembly 2007 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Alberto Coutinho's campaign in 2007|
|Total Raised in 2007||$0|
|Source:Follow the Money|
- The New Jersey AFL-CIO
- Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey
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- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2011, 2009, 2007
- northjersey.com, "Ex-NJ assemblyman Albert Coutinho pleads guilty to theft," accessed October 7, 2013
- Nj.com, "NJ Assemblyman who resigned over theft starts consulting firm," April 18, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Alberto Coutinho,” accessed November 28, 2014
- New Jersey State Legislature, "Bills Sponsored by Senators and Representatives," accessed April 10, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Assemblyman Coutinho's Issue Positions," accessed November 28, 2014
- New Jersey Department of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," accessed July 26, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 9, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, "2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List," accessed April 10, 2014
- Associated Press, "General Election Results, November 4, 2009," accessed April 10, 2014
- New Jersey Department of State, "Official 2009 New Jersey Assembly General Election Results, accessed April 10, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Coutinho, Alberto" accessed August 27, 2013
- PolitickerNJ.com, "AFL-CIO endorses candidates for elections," accessed September 4, 2013
- Planned Parenthood NJ "Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey Announces Endorsements in State Elections," accessed September 5, 2013
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