Fred Madden

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Fred Madden
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New Jersey State Senate District 4
Incumbent
In office
2004-Present
Term ends
January 9, 2018
Years in position 10
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2003
Next generalNovember 7, 2017
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sCamden County Community College
Bachelor'sGlassboro State College
Master'sSaint Joseph's University
Personal
BirthdayMarch 30, 1954
Place of birthPhiladelphia, PA
ProfessionProfessor
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Fred H. Madden, Jr. (b. March 30, 1954) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey Senate, representing District 4. He was first elected to the chamber in 2003. Bills that have been sponsored by Senator Madden include Senate Bill 2 and Senate Bill 57.[1]

Biography

Madden earned his A.S. in Law Enforcement from Camden County Community College, his B.A. in Law and Justice from Glassboro State College and his M.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from St. Joseph's University.[2] His professional experience includes serving as the acting superintendent of the New Jersey State Police as well as the chief of investigations for the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office from 2002 to 2003 and as the Dean of the Gloucester County Police Academy.[3]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Madden served on the following committees:

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Labor, Chair
Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens, Vice-Chair

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Madden served on the following committees:

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Madden served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2011

In an interview with the Gloucester County Times, Madden listed his top priorities:

  • "We must continue to get our state’s fiscal house in order, cutting wasteful spending and reducing taxes on the middle class and businesses where we can. This will allow us to ensure that essential programs can continue, while not overburdening taxpayers further. We must also continue our efforts to create jobs and attract and retain businesses to our state. With our unemployment rate still mirroring the national average, now is the time for us to take aggressive action on targeting tax cuts for small businesses in the high-tech and health care sectors, and promoting investment in start-up companies. Finally, we must focus on improving health care for all residents. Over my tenure in the Senate I have been proud to support the work of organizations raising awareness of epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, and worked on legislation to provide cardiac screenings for our student athletes."[4]

      (For responses from all the candidates, see the full story here.)

Pensions

Double dipping is a term used to describe the practice of allowing government employees to “retire,” start collecting a pension and then return to work for the state while continuing to receive pension benefits. It is currently permitted in New Jersey. Banning or limiting double dipping is among the proposals in New Jersey to reduce the state pension obligation. Two companion bills, S601 and A860, were introduced in the 2012-2013 legislative session. As of October 2014 neither has reached the floor for a vote. In July 2013 New Jersey Watchdog published an article focusing on double dipping by New Jersey state legislators. The report identified 18 state lawmakers who receive retirement checks totaling $782,000 a year in addition to their legislative salaries. The roster includes leaders of each party in both the Senate and Assembly.[5]
Madden was included on the list of legislators currently receiving pension benefits and a legislative salary. According to the 2013 report, Madden receives a $85,272 pension per year. The employer at retirement was State Police.[5]

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Madden won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 4. Madden was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary and defeated Giancarlo D'orazio (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[6][7][8][9]

New Jersey State Senate, District 4 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFred Madden Incumbent 57.9% 29,439
     Republican Giancarlo D'orazio 42.1% 21,376
Total Votes 50,815

2011

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Madden won re-election to the District 4 State Senate seat in the 2011 election. He was unopposed for the June 7 Democratic primary. He defeated Giancarlo D'Orazio (R) in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011.[10]

New Jersey State Senate District 4 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFred Madden Incumbent 62.1% 23,868
     Republican Giancarlo D'Orazio 37.9% 14,569
Total Votes 38,437

2007

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2007

In 2007, Madden was re-elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 4. Madden (D) finished with 21,395 votes while his opponent Shelley Lovett (R) finished with 14,364 votes.[11] Madden raised $232,008 for his campaign fund.[12]

New Jersey State Senate District 4
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Fred Madden (D) 21,395
Shelley Lovett (R) 14,364

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Madden is available dating back to 2003. Based on available campaign finance records, Madden raised a total of $1,332,781 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 12, 2013.[13]

Fred Madden's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey State Senate, District 4 Won $390,538
2009 New Jersey State Senate, District 4 Not up for election $113,394
2007 New Jersey State Senate, District 4 Won $232,008
2005 New Jersey State Senate, District 4 Not up for election $123,386
2003 New Jersey State Senate, District 4 Won $473,455
Grand Total Raised $1,332,781

2011

Madden won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2011. During that election cycle, Madden raised a total of $390,538.

2009

Madden was not up for election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2009. During that election cycle, Madden raised a total of $113,394.

2007

Madden won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2007. During that election cycle, Madden raised a total of $232,008.

2005

Madden was not up for election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2005. During that election cycle, Madden raised a total of $123,386.

2003

Madden won election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2003. During that election cycle, Madden raised a total of $473,455.

Scorecards

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2014-2015

In 2014, the 216th New Jersey State Legislature will be in session from January 14 through January 1, 2016.

2012-2013

In 2012, the 215th New Jersey State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 10 to January 9, 2013. In 2013, the 215th New Jersey State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 10 to January 13, 2014.

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Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Madden’s endorsements included the following:[14]

  • The New Jersey AFL-CIO

Personal

Madden and his wife, Patti, have four children. They currently reside in Washington Township, New Jersey.

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New Jersey State Senate District 4
2004–present
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