Pablo Olivera

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Pablo Olivera
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Candidate for
U.S. House, New Jersey, District 8
PartyIndependent
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMontclair State University
Master'sRutger's University, Saint Peter's College
Personal
BirthdayApril 28, 1958
Place of birthLa Habana, Cuba
ReligionCatholic
Pablo Olivera is a 2014 independent ("Wake Up USA") candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 8th Congressional District of New Jersey.[1]

Olivera was previously a 2013 Unity is Strength Party candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from New Jersey.[2] He was defeated in the general election on October 16, 2013.[3]

Olivera was a 2013 Independent candidate for District 29 of the New Jersey State Senate.[4]

Biography

Olivera received his B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from Montclair State University in 1986, his M.P.A in Health Administration from Rutger's University in 1989 and his M.E. in Administration from Saint Peter's College in 2001. His professional experience includes working as a general manager for Oswald Dental Lab, Inc. and as a teacher with Belleville Public Schools.[5]

Elections

2014

See also: New Jersey's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

Olivera is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New Jersey's 8th District. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2013

See also: United States Senate special election in New Jersey, 2013

Olivera ran in the 2013 special election for the U.S. Senate, representing New Jersey. Olivera ran as the Unity is Strength candidate.[6][2] He was defeated in the general election on October 16, 2013.[3]

U.S. Senate, New Jersey Special General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCory Booker 54.9% 740,742
     Republican Steve Lonegan 44% 593,684
     Independent Edward C. Stackhouse 0.4% 5,138
     Independent Robert DePasquale 0.2% 3,137
     Independent Stuart Meissner 0.2% 2,051
     Independent Pablo Olivera 0.1% 1,530
     Independent Antonio Sabas 0.1% 1,336
     Independent Eugene LaVergne 0.1% 1,041
Total Votes 1,348,659
Source: Official results via New Jersey Division of Elections[7]
See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Olivera ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 29. He was defeated by incumbent Teresa Ruiz (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[4][8]

New Jersey State Senate, District 29 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTeresa Ruiz Incumbent 78.3% 16,078
     Republican Raafat Barsoom 17.7% 3,636
     Independent Pablo Olivera 3.9% 808
Total Votes 20,522

2012

See also: New Jersey's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

Olivera ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent New Jersey's 8th District. Olivera faced Albio Sires, Maria Karczewski, Stephen Deluca and Herbert Shaw in the general election on November 6.

U.S. House, New Jersey District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlbio Sires Incumbent 78% 130,853
     Republican Maria Karczewski 18.9% 31,763
     Independent Stephen Deluca 1% 1,710
     Independent Pablo Olivera 1% 1,625
     Independent Herbert Shaw 1.1% 1,839
Total Votes 167,790
Source: New Jersey Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Personal

Olivera and his wife, Dora, live in Newark, New Jersey. They have five children.[5]

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