Angel Fuentes

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Angel Fuentes
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New Jersey General Assembly District 5
Incumbent
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2009
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
City Council President, City of Camden, Ward 4
2000 - 2010
Education
Bachelor'sSaint John Vianney College and Seminary- Miami
Personal
Birthday08/02/1961
Place of birthAguadilla, Puerto Rico
ProfessionPatient Relations Representative, Cooper Hospital
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Angel Fuentes (b. August 1, 1961) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2009. He previously served as President of the Camden City Council.

Biography

Fuentes earned his B.A. in Philosophy from Saint John Vianney College and Seminary in 1985. His professional experience includes working as a Patient Relations Representative with Cooper Hospital, and a Radio Show Host on Mega 1310 AM. He has also been a Developer with the Teaching Empowerment And Mentoring (T.E.A.M) Leadership Program.[1]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

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

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Education
Health and Senior Services
Housing and Community Development

2010-2012

In the 2010-2012 legislative session, Fuentes served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

On their shared campaign website, Fuentes, Gilbert Wilson, and Sen. Donald Norcross list five major themes of their campaign:[2]

  • Relieving the tax burden on property owners.
  • Cutting wasteful government spending.
  • Consolidating government functions through shared services among municipalities, counties and schools boards.
  • Adopting reforms that reduce the costs to taxpayers for public employee benefits, including pensions and health care.
  • Providing quality public schools, in part by forcing tax money to go toward classrooms and school facilities – not toward excessive salaries and perks for administrators.

2011

In an interview with the Gloucester County Times, Fuentes listed his top priorities:

  • "Getting our residents back to work is my first priority. We must make it easier for businesses to operate, which will encourage them to invest and create jobs, and in turn, make New Jersey more affordable. I will fight to restore tax breaks for working families and seniors and oppose tax breaks for multi-millionaires. I also will explore new options to reform our education system so that every student in New Jersey has access to a high quality education."[3]

     (For responses from all the candidates, see the full story here.)

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Fuentes won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 5. Fuentes was bracketed with Gilbert Wilson. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He and incumbent Gilbert Wilson (D) defeated David Ragonese (R) and George Wagoner (R) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[4][5][6][7]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 5 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAngel Fuentes Incumbent 29.7% 25,167
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGilbert Wilson Incumbent 29.2% 24,761
     Republican David Ragonese 21% 17,774
     Republican George Wagoner 20.1% 17,037
Total Votes 84,739

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Fuentes won re-election in 2011. He and incumbent Gilbert Wilson ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on June 7. They then defeated Terrell Ratliff (R) and William Levins (R) in the November 8 general election.[8]

New Jersey General Assembly District 5 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAngel Fuentes Incumbent 28.5% 17,586
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGilbert Wilson Incumbent 28.7% 17,691
     Republican William Levins 22% 13,575
     Republican Terrell Ratliff 20.7% 12,776
Total Votes 61,628

2009

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

In the 2009 November election, Fuentes was bracketed with Donald Norcross. Receiving 22,943 votes (30%), he defeated Brian Kluchnick and Stephanie Velez-Gentry.[9] [10]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Fifth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Donald W. Norcross (D) 25,384
Green check mark transparent.png Angel Fuentes (D) 25,188
Brian Kluchnick (R) 15,812
Stepfanie Velez-Gentry (R) 15,748

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fuentes is available dating back to 2009. Based on available campaign finance records, Fuentes raised a total of $217,139 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.[11]

Angel Fuentes's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 5 Won $122,760
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 5 Won $94,379
Grand Total Raised $217,139

2011

Fuentes won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Fuentes raised a total of $122,760.

2009

Fuentes won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Fuentes raised a total of $94,379.

Personal

Fuentes serves on the Board of Directors of many organizations, including the American Cancer Society, Camden County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Center for Family Services, and the Empowerment Zone.[12]

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Fuentes’s endorsements included the following:[13] [14]

  • The New Jersey AFL-CIO
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey

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