Daniel Van Pelt
|Daniel Van Pelt|
|New Jersey General Assembly District 9|
|2008 - 2009|
|Resigned office July 31, 2009|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2007|
|First elected||November 6, 2007|
|Profession||Township Administrator, Lumberton Township|
Van Pent also served as township administrator for the Township of Lumberton. He previously worked as a policy analyst with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs from 1993 to 2005.
- Environment and Solid Waste Committee, New Jersey General Assembly
- Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee, New Jersey General Assembly
Van Pelt's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2007 National Political Awareness Test are available. In the test he did not answer the question of what his priorities are.
- A295 Requires any individual seeking elective public office to disclose when filing petition of nomination whether he or she has been convicted of a criminal offense
- A303 Requires reduction in number of State employees to FY2000 level; establishes procedure to control creation of new State positions and filling of vacancies.
- A1702 Eliminates the New Jersey inheritance tax
- A3446 " 'Invest in New Jersey First' Act;" requires preference in awarding certain contracts for critical infrastructure projects.
The top 5 donors to Van Pelt's 2007 campaign were mainly construction organizations:
- 1. Remington and Vernick Engineers: $5,000
- 2. Alaimo Group: $2,600
- 3. Coastal Urban Renewal LLC: $2,500
- 4. Owen Little & Associates: $2,400
- 5. Van Pelt for TWP Cmte: $2,058
Van Pelt was arrested on July 23, 2009, by federal authorities on charges of accepting a $10,000 bribe. He is one of at least 30 politicians and religious leaders arrested in the same federal money-laundering and corruption sweep. The arrests were the result of a two-year FBI and IRS probe into money transfers by members of Syrian communities in Deal and Brooklyn. Assemblyman L. Harvey Smith (D) was also arrested.
On July 31, 2009, Van Pelt resigned his seat, stating:
"While I have an unblemished record of over 20 years in public service, I fully understand the outrage that has accompanied these accusations, and I recognize that the public has a right to its reaction."
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- Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Daniel Van Pelt," accessed December 16, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Assemblyman Van Pelt - Issue Positions," accessed December 16, 2014
- New Jersey State Legislature, "Bills Sponsored by Senators and Representatives," accessed April 10, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2007 Campaign Contributions," accessed December 16, 2014
- Newark Star-Ledger, "N.J. officials, N.Y. rabbis caught in federal money laundering, corruption sweep," July 23, 2009
- Newark Star-Ledger, "Following the N.J. corruption money trail: Money laundering splintered into political probe," July 23, 2009
- Press of Atlantic City, "Van Pelt resigns, citing public's 'outrage' over corruption charges"
|New Jersey Assembly District 9
2008-July 31, 2009
| Succeeded by|
DiAnne Gove (R)
State of New Jersey
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