Robert Schroeder

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Robert Schroeder
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New Jersey General Assembly District 39
Former Member
In office
2010 - 2014
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sEdward Williams College
Bachelor'sFairleigh Dickinson University
Personal
Birthday02/16/1960
ProfessionBusinessman
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Campaign website
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Robert Schroeder (b. February 16, 1960) is a former Republican member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 39 from 2010 to 2014. Schroeder served as Deputy Minority Whip prior to his January 2013 removal stemming from a loan scandal.

He has previously served as Council President, Vice President and Councilman for the Township of Washington, New Jersey.

Schroeder did not seek re-election in 2013. His seat was filled by Republican Robert Auth.

Biography

Schroeder earned his B.A. in Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University. His professional experience includes being the founder of All Points International Distributors and as Chief Executive Officer of All Points International Industries from 1987-2005.[1]

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:

Elections

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Schroeder won re-election in 2011. He and fellow incumbent Charlotte Vandervalk ran unopposed in the Republican Primary on June 7, but Vandervalk ultimately decided not to pursue re-elections. Vandervalk was replaced on the Republican ticket by Holly Schepisi. Michael Wilson and Sara Adele Higgins were also seeking the Republican nomination, however, both Wilson and Higgins were removed from the ballot when their candidacies were found invalid by the Secretary of State's office in late April.[2]

Schroeder and Schepisi defeated Anthony Iannarelli, Jr. (D), Michael McCarthy (D) and Clinton Bosca (I) in the November 8 general election.[3]

New Jersey General Assembly District 39 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Schroeder Incumbent 30.9% 26,572
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHolly Schepisi 30.3% 26,111
     Democratic Michael McCarthy 18.8% 16,200
     Democratic Anthony Iannarelli, Jr. 18.3% 15,784
     Independent Clinton Bosca 1.7% 1,425
Total Votes 86,092

2009

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

Bracketed with incumbent Charlotte Vandervalk in the November 3, 2009 general election, Schroeder received 42,347 votes (31%), defeating Democratic challengers Michael J. McCarthy and John Shahdanian, II.[4] [5]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Thirty-Ninth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Charlotte Vandervalk (R) 44,612
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Schroeder (R) 42,477
Michael J. McCarthy (D) 24,577
John L. Shahdanian, II (D) 23,356

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Schroeder is available dating back to 2005. Based on available campaign finance records, Schroeder raised a total of $2,255,692 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 28, 2013.[6]

Robert Schroeder's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 39 Won $28,222
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 39 Won $110,592
2005 Governor of New Jersey Defeated $2,116,878
Grand Total Raised $2,255,692

2011

Schroeder won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Schroeder raised a total of $28,222.

2009

Schroeder won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Schroeder raised a total of $110,592.

2005

Schroeder lost the election for the Governor of New Jersey in 2005. During that election cycle, Schroeder raised a total of $2,116,878.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Robert Schroeder endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [7]

Personal

Schroeder and his wife, Tina, have two children.

Schroeder is a Trustee with the Leo P. McGuire Public Safety and Education Foundation, member of the Directors for Lakeland Bank Advisory Board, New Jersey/New York Fireman's Association, New Jersey Fire Chief Association and the Bergen County 200 Club.[8]

Controversy

Loan scandal

In December 2012, Schroeder, whose businesses were allegedly in decline following the end of the war in Iraq, was indicted on counts of writing bad checks totaling more than $3.4 million, stealing over $1.8 million from loaners to use on debt and expenses rather than a housing venture he claimed to be pursuing, and misconduct by a corporate official. He refused to resign, but was vacated from his committee assignments and Deputy Minority Whip post in January 2013.[9][10]

In March 2013, Schroeder pleaded not guilty to the charges. The state had offered Schroeder a plea deal stipulating a five-year prison sentence, restitution of about $5 million, resignation from the General Assembly and a lifetime ban from public office. Schroeder faces five to 10 years in prison, as well as a fine ranging upwards of $150,000.[11][12]

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