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Sheree McGowan

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Sheree McGowan
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Candidate for
New Jersey General Assembly District 14
ProfessionResearcher, Public Service Electric & Gas
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Sheree McGowan was a 2011 Republican candidate for District 14 of the New Jersey General Assembly.

McGowan's professional experience includes working as a scientific researcher at Public Service Electric & Gas and adjunct professor at the Energy Systems Engineering Institute at Lehigh University.



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

McGowan was a candidate for District 14 of the New Jersey General Assembly. She was defeated in the November 8 general election. McGowan replaced David Fried who withdrew for health reasons.[1] She was bracketed with Wayne Wittman. Wittman and Fried were bracketed together and defeated Bruce MacDonald in the June 7 Republican primary. Incumbents Daniel Benson and Wayne DeAngelo ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Steven Welzer was also running as an Independent in the November 8 general election.[2]

New Jersey General Assembly District 14 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWayne DeAngelo Incumbent 29% 26,626
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Benson Incumbent 28% 25,662
     Republican Sheree McGowan 20.9% 19,135
     Republican Wayne Wittman 20.8% 19,100
     Green Steven Welzer 1.3% 1,189
Total Votes 91,712


Asbury Park Press

District 14 was one of only three districts that the Asbury Park Press identified as competitive in 2011. The other two are Districts 2 and 38. Districts 2 and 38 may lean more Republican after 2011 redistricting, and District 14 may still favor Democrats. As evidence, they cite a drop in registered Democrats in Districts 2 and 38, and only a small decrease in registered Democrats in District 14. History has shown, argues APP, that districts where Democrats hold less than a 10,000 registered voter advantage typically favor the GOP. The Democratic registration advantage in District 14 was roughly 21,000, (down from 25,000).[3]

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District 14 ranks sixth in fundraising

As of October 25, candidates for District 14 have raised $1,971,949--according to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission. This makes District 14 number six in fundraising for the 2011 election season. Candidates for the district have spent $1,850,513 of their campaign funds.[4]


McGowan and his wife, Joan, have three children.

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