Joan Voss

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Joan Voss
New Jersey General Assembly District 38
Former member
In office
2004 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 3, 2009
First elected2003
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMontclair State University
Master'sMontclair State University, 1971
OtherEdD, Administration, Fordham University, 1998
Joan Voss is a former Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 38 from 2004 to 2012. She served as Deputy Majority Leader and was Deputy Conference Leader from 2008 to 2009.

Prior to her election to the Assembly, Voss served on the Fort Lee Borough Council from 1993 to 2004.[1]

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:


  • A176 Requires criminal history background check for certain persons working at schools.
  • A266 Exempts municipal clerk from penalties for Open Public Records Act violations under certain circumstances.
  • A804 "New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act."
  • A902 Establishes animal cruelty offenses pertaining to chaining or other restraint of animals.[2]



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

Voss won re-election in the November 3, 2009, general election. She was bracketed with Concetta Wagner and defeated Republican challengers Nicholas Lonzisero and Judith Fisher.[3][4]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Thirty-Eighth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Concetta Wagner (D) 28,618
Green check mark transparent.png Joan M. Voss (D) 28,078
Judith Fisher (R) 23,132
Nicholas Lonzisero (R) 22,808

Campaign donors


Below are Voss's top five campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[5]

Contributor 2009 total
New Jersey Education Association $9,950
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 14 $9,400
Bob Gordon For Senate $8,200
New Jersey Regional Council Of Carpenters $8,200
Fund Of Joe Roberts Assembly Speaker $8,200

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New Jersey General Assembly District 38
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