|New Jersey State Senate District 6|
|January 9, 2018|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November 7, 2017|
|Appointed||January 3, 2009|
|Camden County Clerk|
|Birthday||October 28, 1946|
|Profession||Property Damage Specialist|
Beach earned his B.S. in Psychology from Midwestern College and his M.A. in Personnel Services from Rowan University. Beach also obtained a Doctoral Studies ABD in Educational Administration from Nova University. His professional experience includes working as a property damage specialist at All Risk.
At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Beach served on the following committees:
|New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014|
|• Military and Veterans' Affairs, Chair|
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Beach served on the following committees:
|New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Military and Veterans' Affairs, Chair|
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Beach served on the following committees:
|New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2010|
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 July 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.
Beach was included on the list of legislators currently receiving pension benefits and a legislative salary. According to the 2013 report, Beach receives a $33,564 pension per year. The employer at retirement was Black Horse Pike RSD.
- See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013
Beach won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 6. Beach was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary and defeated Sudhir Deshmukh (R) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.
|New Jersey State Senate, District 6 General Election, 2013|
|Democratic||James Beach Incumbent||63.4%||34,847|
- See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011
Beach won re-election to the District 6 Senate seat in the 2011 election. He was unopposed for the June 7 Democratic primary. Beach defeated Phil Mitsch (R) in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011.
|New Jersey State Senate District 6 General Election, 2011|
|Democratic||James Beach Incumbent||62.1%||25,297|
Beach was not elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 6 in 2007. He instead was elected in a special election in 2009.
Comprehensive donor information for Beach is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Beach raised a total of $313,910 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 12, 2013.
|James Beach's Campaign Contribution History|
|2011||New Jersey State Senate, District 6||$313,910|
|Grand Total Raised||$313,910|
2011Beach won election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2011. During that election cycle, Beach raised a total of $313,910.
|New Jersey State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to James Beach's campaign in 2011|
|Electrical Workers Local 351||$16,400|
|New Jersey Regional Council Of Carpenters||$10,700|
|New Jersey Association of Realtors||$5,500|
|Remington & Vernick Engineers||$5,200|
|Total Raised in 2011||$313,910|
- The New Jersey AFL-CIO
- The Sierra Club
Beach and his wife have two children and six grandchildren. They currently reside in Voorhees, New Jersey.
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- Profile from the New Jersey State Senate
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- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
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- New Jersey Democratic Party biography of James Beach
- James Beach on Facebook
- New Jersey Department of State, Unofficial general election candidates
- New Jersey State Legislature, "Bills Sponsored by Senators and Representatives," accessed April 10, 2014
- New Jersey State Legislature, "Biography of James Beach," accessed April 10, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed April 10, 2014
- New Jersey Watchdog, 18 double-dipping NJ lawmakers block pension reform, July 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, "Official Primary Election Results," accessed July 26, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, "Official general election candidates," September 9, 2013
- Associated Press, "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 5, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, "2011 Official State Senate Primary Candidate List," accessed April 10, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Beach, James" accessed August 12, 2013
- PolitickerNJ.com, "AFL-CIO endorses candidates for elections," accessed September 3, 2013
- Sierra Club, New Jersey Chapter, "NJ Chapter's State Legislative Endorsements," accessed September 3, 2013
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