Brian Goldberg

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Brian Goldberg
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, New Jersey
High schoolFreehold High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Date of birthApril 10, 1973
Place of birthBrooklyn, New York
Campaign website
Brian Goldberg was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from New Jersey.[1] He was defeated by Jeff Bell in the Republican primary on June 3, 2014.


Born in Brooklyn, New York, Goldberg grew up in New Jersey graduating from Freehold High School in 1991. He then earned a B.S. in computer science and engineering from UCLA in 1995.[2]

Following graduation, Goldberg worked as an IT Professional until 2001. He then began working as a construction company executive in 2002, a position he still holds today.[3]

Goldberg has been politically active in New Jersey. In 2004, he began serving as an elected member of the Essex County Republican Committee. He served on the West Orange Municipal Budget Advisory Committee from 2009 to 2011. He also founded The Empowerment PAC in 2010. In 2011, Goldberg served as treasurer for the Joseph Chiusolo for Freeholder Campaign.[3]


Campaign themes


Goldberg listed the following issues on his campaign website:

  • Fiscal Responsibility: "Brian’s highest priority in the U.S. Senate will be to rein in Washington’s addiction to spending and raising taxes. Government should be run like a business and never spend beyond its means. As a small business owner and job creator, Brian knows how to make the tough decisions necessary to lead Washington back to fiscal sanity."
  • Healthcare: "The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is a disastrous law that will have even more irreversible consequences for our country if not immediately repealed. Obamacare has done nothing to lower the cost of treatment but has made insurance mandatory for everyone. Brian will push for tort reform to lower costs and incentivize innovation in the private sector to ensure our healthcare system is stronger than ever."
  • Second Amendment: "Brian is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, and American citizens' rights to keep and bear arms. Restrictive gun laws have been proven to be ineffective in preventing crime and unfairly punish law abiding citizens who only wish to defend themselves."
  • Jobs and the Economy: "As a small business owner, Brian is aware of how regulations, taxes and fees make it difficult for businesses to prosper and expand. Brian will support legislation that promotes job creation and decreases the cost of doing business in the United States."


—Brian Goldberg[5]



See also: United States Senate elections in New Jersey, 2014

Goldberg ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, to represent New Jersey. Goldberg sought the Republican nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014, but lost to Jeff Bell.

U.S. Senate, New Jersey Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Bell 29.4% 42,728
Rich Pezzullo 26.2% 38,130
Brian Goldberg 25% 36,266
Murray Sabrin 19.4% 28,183
Total Votes 145,307
Source: New Jersey Division of Elections - Official Election Results

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Goldberg's reports.[6]

Brian Goldberg (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 9, 2014$0.00$4,751.59$(3,682.59)$1,069.00
Running totals


Goldberg lives in West Orange, New Jersey with his two daughters.[2]

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