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|New Jersey General Assembly District 14|
|Profession||Researcher, Public Service Electric & Gas|
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.
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. 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.
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).
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.
McGowan and his wife, Joan, have three children.
- NJ.com, "Sheree McGowan aims for Dave Fried's spot on GOP ticket in 14th District Assembly race," August 17, 2011
- New Jersey Department of State, "2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List," accessed April 10, 2014
- Asbury Park Press, "Race for Legislature was on," September 23, 2011
- New Jersey ELEC, "News Release," November 3, 2011