Daniel Van Pelt
|Daniel Van Pelt|
|New Jersey General Assembly District 9|
|2008 - 2009|
|Resigned office July 31, 2009|
|Profession||Township Administrator, Lumberton Township|
Van Pent also served as township administrator for the Township of Lumberton. He has previously worked as a policy analyst with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs from 1993-2005.
Van Pelt was arrested on July 23, 2009 by federal authorities on charges of accepting a $10,000 bribe. He is one of at least 30 politicians and religious leaders arrested in the same federal money-laundering and corruption sweep. The arrests were the result of a two-year FBI and IRS probe into money transfers by members of Syrian communities in Deal and Brooklyn. Assemblyman L. Harvey Smith was also arrested.
On July 31, 2009, Van Pelt resigned his seat, stating:
"While I have an unblemished record of over 20 years in public service, I fully understand the outrage that has accompanied these accusations, and I recognize that the public has a right to its reaction."
Van Pelt's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2007 National Political Awareness Test are available. In the test he did not answer the question of what his priorities are.
- Environment and Solid Waste Committee, New Jersey General Assembly
- Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee, New Jersey General Assembly
Federal officials announce corruption bust
- A295 Requires any individual seeking elective public office to disclose when filing petition of nomination whether he or she has been convicted of a criminal offense
- A303 Requires reduction in number of State employees to FY2000 level; establishes procedure to control creation of new State positions and filling of vacancies.
- A1702 Eliminates the New Jersey inheritance tax
- A3446 " 'Invest in New Jersey First' Act;" requires preference in awarding certain contracts for critical infrastructure projects.
The top 5 donors to Van Pelt's 2007 campaign were mainly construction organizations:
- 1. Remington and Vernick Engineers $5,000
- 2. Alaimo Group $2,600
- 3. Coastal Urban Renewal LLC $2,500
- 4. Owen Little & Associates $2,400
- 5. Van Pelt for TWP Cmte $2,058
- New Jersey General Assembly - Daniel Van Pelt
- Project Vote Smart profile
- NJ 9th legislative district - Assemblyman Van Pelt
- Campaign Contributions:2009, 2007
- Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Van Pelt
- Newark Star-Ledger, "N.J. officials, N.Y. rabbis caught in federal money laundering, corruption sweep", July 23, 2009
- Newark Star-Ledger, "Following the N.J. corruption money trail: Money laundering splintered into political probe", July 23, 2009
- Press of Atlantic City, "Van Pelt resigns, citing public's 'outrage' over corruption charges"
- Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Van Pelt Issue Positions
- New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor
- Follow the Money - 2007 Campaign Contributions
|New Jersey Assembly District 9
2008-July 31, 2009
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