Loretta Weinberg

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Loretta Weinberg
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New Jersey State Senate District 37
Incumbent
In office
2005-Present
Term ends
January 9, 2018
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Senate Majority Leader
2011-Present
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2005
Next generalNovember 7, 2017
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey State General Assembly
1992-2005
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, 1956
Master'sFairleigh Dickinson University
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 6, 1935
Place of birthNew York, NY
ProfessionBusiness owner
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Loretta Weinberg (b. February 6, 1935) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey Senate, representing District 37. She was first elected to the chamber in 2005. Bills that have been sponsored by Senator Weinberg include Senate Bill 91 and Senate Bill 92.[1] She currently serves as Senate Majority Leader.[2]

Weinberg served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1992 to 2005. She was Majority Conference Leader for the chamber from 2002 to 2005.[3]

Biography

Weinberg earned her B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of California in 1956 and her Master's of Public Administration from Farleigh Dickinson University.[4][5] Her professional experience includes co-owning Fineline Store Equipment from 1964 to 1995.

Committee assignments

2014-2015

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

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Legislative Oversight, Vice-Chair
Judiciary

2010-2011

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

Issues

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.[6]
Weinberg was included on the list of legislators currently receiving pension benefits and a legislative salary. According to the 2013 report, Weinberg receives a $40,860 pension per year. The employer at retirement was New Jersey State Assembly.[6]

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Weinberg won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 37. Weinberg was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary and defeated Paul A. Duggen (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[7][8][9][10]

New Jersey State Senate, District 37 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLoretta Weinberg Incumbent 68.5% 28,321
     Republican Paul A. Duggen 31.5% 13,038
Total Votes 41,359

2011

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Weinberg won re-election to the District 37 State Senate seat in 2011. She faced no opposition for the June 7 Democratic primary election. Weinberg defeated Robert Lebovics (R) in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011.[11]

New Jersey State Senate District 37 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLoretta Weinberg Incumbent 69.9% 23,141
     Republican Robert Lebovics 30.1% 9,980
Total Votes 33,121

2007

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2007

In 2007, Weinberg was re-elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 37. Weinburg (D) finished with 24,118 votes and was followed by Clara Nibot (R) with 7,924 votes. Weinberg raised $442,827 for her campaign fund.[12]

New Jersey Senate 2007 General Election, District 37 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Loretta Weinberg (D) 24,118
Clara Nibot (R) 7,924

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Weinberg is available dating back to 1997. Based on available campaign finance records, Weinberg raised a total of $1,061,713 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 14, 2013.[13]

Loretta Weinberg's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey State Senate, District 37 Won $320,995
2009 New Jersey State Senate, District 37 Not up for election $0
2007 New Jersey State Senate, District 37 Won $422,827
2003 New Jersey General Assembly, District 37 Won $93,719
2001 New Jersey General Assembly, District 37 Won $94,302
1999 New Jersey General Assembly, District 37 Won $94,559
1997 New Jersey General Assembly, District 37 Won $35,311
Grand Total Raised $1,061,713

2011

Weinberg won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2011. During that election cycle, Weinberg raised a total of $320,995.

2009

Weinberg was not up for election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2009. During that election cycle, Weinberg raised a total of $0.

2007

Weinberg won election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2007. During that election cycle, Weinberg raised a total of $422,827.

2003

Weinberg won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2003. During that election cycle, Weinberg raised a total of $93,719.

2001

Weinberg won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2001. During that election cycle, Weinberg raised a total of $94,302.

1999

Weinberg won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1999. During that election cycle, Weinberg raised a total of $94,559.

1997

Weinberg won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1997. During that election cycle, Weinberg raised a total of $35,311.

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, Weinberg’s endorsements included the following:[14]

  • New Jersey State AFL-CIO

2011

In 2011, Weinberg’s endorsements included the following:[15]

Personal

Weinburg has two children. She currently resides in Teaneck, New Jersey.

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Preceded by
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New Jersey State Senate District 37
2005–present
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