|New Jersey General Assembly District 36|
|2006 - Present|
|January 12, 2016|
|Years in position||8|
|State Deputy Speaker of the Assembly|
|2012 - Present|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Acting Mayor, City of Passaic|
|Place of birth||Pennsauken, NJ|
|Profession||Investment Consultant and Vice President, Private Client Group|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Endorsements
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Schaer earned his B.A. in Political Science from American University. His professional experience includes working as vice-president and investment consultant for a private client group.
At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Schaer served on the following committees:
|New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014|
|• Budget, Chair|
|• Women and Children|
In the 2010-2012 legislative session, Schaer served on the following committees:
|New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2010|
|• Financial Institutions and Insurance, Chair|
|• Budget, Vice-Chair|
- A260 Provides for conscientious exemption to mandatory immunizations.
- A2803 Abolishes Department of Personnel; transfers functions, powers, and duties primarily to new Civil Service Commission in but not of Department of Labor and Workforce Development; creates Civil Service Reform Task Force.
- A3162 Establishes the "New Jersey-Israel Commission" as a permanent commission in the Department of State.
- A3458 Creates permanent paper voting record pilot program; removes requirement that voting machines produce voter-verified paper record by January 1, 2009.
Schaer's campaign website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Property Tax Relief for Middle-Class Families
- Supporting our Schools and Students
- Getting New Jersey Back to Work
- Shared Sacrifice and Economic Fairness
Schaer won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 36. Schaer was bracketed with Marlene Caride and defeated Aharon Cohn and Sam Krause in the June 4 Democratic primary. He and incumbent Marlene Caride (D) defeated Rosina Romano (R) and Foster Lowe (R) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.
|New Jersey General Assembly, District 36, Democratic Primary, 2013|
|Gary Schaer Incumbent||47%||3,318|
|Marlene Caride Incumbent||44.4%||3,133|
Running for re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election, Schaer received 21,908 votes (28%), defeating Republican challengers Carmen Pio Costa and Donald Diorio. He was bracketed with Frederick Scalera.
|New Jersey Assembly General Election, Thirty-Sixth Legislative District (2009)|
|Frederick Scalera (D)||23,353|
|Gary S. Schaer (D)||22,089|
|Carmen Pio Costa (R)||17,035|
|Donald Diorio (R)||16,691|
Comprehensive donor information for Schaer is available dating back to 2005. Based on available campaign finance records, Schaer raised a total of $2,635,998 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 28, 2013.
|Gary Schaer's Campaign Contribution History|
|2011||New Jersey General Assembly, District 36||$1,058,546|
|2009||New Jersey General Assembly, District 36||$876,885|
|2007||New Jersey General Assembly, District 36||$432,868|
|2005||New Jersey General Assembly, District 36||$267,699|
|Grand Total Raised||$2,635,998|
2011Schaer won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Schaer raised a total of $1,058,546.
|New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Gary Schaer's campaign in 2011|
|New Jersey Regional Council Of Carpenters||$24,400|
|Medical Society Of New Jersey||$16,400|
|New Jersey Bankers Association||$13,000|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield||$9,250|
|New Jersey State Pipe Trades Association||$9,200|
|Total Raised in 2011||$1,058,546|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2009Schaer won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Schaer raised a total of $876,885.
|New Jersey General Assembly 2009 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Gary Schaer's campaign in 2009|
|Medical Society of New Jersey||$15,200|
|New Jersey Education Association||$10,300|
|New Jersey Business & Industry Association||$9,700|
|Communications Workers New Jersey||$9,200|
|Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey||$8,500|
|Total Raised in 2009||$876,885|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2007Schaer won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. During that election cycle, Schaer raised a total of $432,868.
|New Jersey General Assembly 2007 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Gary Schaer's campaign in 2007|
|Electrical Workers Local 164||$11,200|
|District 36 Democratic Club||$8,200|
|Florio, Edward J||$7,100|
|Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey||$6,500|
|Democratic Assembly Campaign Cmte of New Jersey||$6,450|
|Total Raised in 2007||$432,868|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2005Schaer won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2005. During that election cycle, Schaer raised a total of $267,699.
|New Jersey General Assembly 2005 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Gary Schaer's campaign in 2005|
|New Jersey State Association of Pipe Trades||$5,300|
|New Jersey Education Association||$3,250|
|New Jersey State Laborers||$3,000|
|Total Raised in 2005||$267,699|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2013, Schaer’s endorsements included the following:
- The New Jersey AFL-CIO
In 2011, Schaer’s endorsements included the following:
Schaer and his wife, Donna, have three children.
Schaer currently also serves on the Passaic City Council, a position he has held since 1994. He is the director of Urban Enterprise Zone, and has previously served as commissioner of the Passaic County Technical Institute (1999-2003) and the Passaic Housing Authority (1992-1996).
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Gary + Schaer + New + Jersey + General + Assembly"
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- New Jersey General Assembly - Rep. Gary Schaer
- Gary Schaer Official Campaign website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- NJ Assembly Dems - Assm. Schaer
- State Surge - Legislative and voting track record
- Campaign Contributions: 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005
- Gary Schaer on Facebook
- New Jersey Department of State, Official Primary Results
- New Jersey Department of State, Unofficial general election candidates
- "NJ Assembly Dems - Assm. Schaer", Accessed May 16, 2013
- New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor
- "Gary Schaer Official Campaign website", Accessed May 16, 2013
- New Jersey Department of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed July 26, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, "Official general election candidates," August 28, 2013
- Associated Press, "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 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
- Star Ledger 2009 Election Results, November 4, 2009
- Official New Jersey Assembly General Election Results
- followthemoney.org, "Schaer, Gary" Accessed August 28, 2013
- PolitickerNJ.com, "AFL-CIO endorses candidates for elections", Accessed September 7, 2013
- Politicker NJ, 2011 AFL-CIO endorsed candidates, accessed Aug. 5, 2011
- Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Schaer
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