Gary Stein

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Gary Stein
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, New Jersey, District 2
PartyIndependent
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNew York University
Personal
BirthdayJuly 20, 1956
Place of birthDumont, NJ
ReligionJewish
Websites
Campaign website
Gary S. Stein (b. July 20, 1956, in Dumont, New Jersey) was a 2014 independent candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of New Jersey.[1] He was defeated by incumbent Frank LoBiondo (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2]

Stein was also a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 20th Congressional District of Florida.[3] He failed to file prior to the filing deadline.[3]

Stein was previously a 2013 Brownie Plus Me candidate for District 2 of the New Jersey General Assembly.[4][5]

Stein ran for the United States House of Representatives in 2012.[6] He was defeated by Cassandra Shober in the June 5, 2012, Democratic primary.[7]

He was also a 2011 Democratic candidate for District 2 of the New Jersey General Assembly.[8]

Stein ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2010, losing to Frank LoBiondo. He also ran as an independent candidate for Governor of New Jersey in 2009, and as a Republican for Congress in 2008.

Biography

Stein earned his B.S. in finance from New York University in 1978.[9]

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

Stein's website highlighted the following campaign themes and issues:[10]

  • A tax plan for consideration statewide:
  1. Excerpt: "Local authorities should lower top pay of teachers 10%, firemen and police, 20%. Starting pay stays same, everyone in-between adjusted in a graduated scale from top to bottom. Protect pension. Pension still based on highest last salary. Future Assemblyman will take on State Police highest salary, all by himself."
  2. Excerpt: "Lower local property taxes 20%"
  3. Excerpt: "Eliminate the personal and corporate income tax to stimulate the economy."
  4. Excerpt: "Raise the sales tax 2%. Reduce it 1% after 1 yr., and let other 1% expire after 4 yrs, coinciding with the 2017 Gubernatorial election."
  5. Excerpt: "Install a commission to determine which programs are on the chopping block in anticipation of gridlock associated with #4 above."
  • Ballot reform
    • Excerpt: "End the 'Soprano States' rigged primary and general election ballots . Stop bracketing candidates, ballot slogans and preferential columns."

2012

According to his website, Stein's campaign platform included the following issues:[11]

  • Single-payer health care
  • National sales tax, plus higher income taxes for the top 10%, eliminating income taxes for the bottom 90%
  • Offering statehood to Mexico

Elections

2014

New Jersey

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See also: New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

The 2nd Congressional District of New Jersey held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Frank LoBiondo (R) defeated Bill Hughes, Jr. (D), Gary Stein (I), Bayode Olabisi (I), Costantino Rozzo (American Labor Party) and Alexander Spano (Democratic-Republican).[2] LoBiondo defeated Mike Assad in the Republican primary on June 3, 2014, while Hughes defeated Dave Cole for the Democratic nomination.

New Jersey's 2nd was considered a battleground district in 2014. Although LoBiondo won re-election in 2012 by a safe 17.4 percent margin of victory, the 2012 presidential race went Democratic, with Barack Obama winning the district by an 8.1 percent margin of victory.

U.S. House, New Jersey District 2 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank LoBiondo Incumbent 61.5% 108,875
     Democratic Bill Hughes, Jr. 37.3% 66,026
     Independent Gary Stein 0.3% 612
     Independent Bayode Olabisi 0.3% 471
     American Labor Party Costantino Rozzo 0.3% 501
     Democratic-Republican Alexander Spano 0.4% 663
Total Votes 177,148
Source: New Jersey Division of Elections

Florida

See also: Florida's 20th Congressional District elections, 2014

Stein ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 20th District.[3] He failed to file prior to the filing deadline.[3]

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Stein ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 2. He was defeated by incumbent Chris Brown (R) and Vincent Mazzeo (D) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[4][12]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 2 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Brown Incumbent 25.6% 26,020
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngVincent Mazzeo 24.8% 25,164
     Republican John Amodeo Incumbent 24.7% 25,124
     Democratic Nick Russo 23.5% 23,900
     Independent Gary Stein 1.4% 1,388
Total Votes 101,596

2012

See also: New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Stein ran for the United States House of Representatives in 2012. He ran as a Democrat to represent New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District,[13] and lost to Cassandra Shober in the June 5, 2012, Democratic primary.[7][14]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCassandra Shober 64.9% 9,810
Viola Hughes 26.3% 3,971
Gary Stein 8.8% 1,327
Total Votes 15,108

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Gary Stein was a candidate for the 2011 Democratic Party nomination for District 2 of the New Jersey General Assembly. Stein was defeated by Alisa Cooper and Damon Tyner in the primary on June 7.[15][16]

New Jersey General Assembly District 2, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAlisa Cooper 46.3% 3,361
Green check mark transparent.pngDamon Tyner 46.5% 3,370
Gary Stein 7.2% 524
Total Votes 7,255

Redistricting

With 2nd District Republican incumbent Vincent Polistina choosing to run for the state senate, NJ Spotlight identified the 2nd as a potential place for the GOP to lose a seat in the Assembly. Following redistricting the 2nd became more Democratic, losing Republican Galloway Township and picking up Democratic Somers Point, Buena and Buena Vista.[17]

Personal

Stein is married to his wife, Cynthia.

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References

  1. New Jersey Division of Elections, "General election candidates for U.S. House," accessed August 14, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Politico, "2014 New Jersey House Election Results," accessed November 6, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Florida Elections Division, "Candidate List," accessed January 25, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 New Jersey Department of State, "Official general election candidates," September 9, 2013
  5. Associated Press, "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013
  6. The Press of Atlantic City, "Gary Stein set to challenge Rep. Frank LoBiondo; but he doesn't expect to win," December 19, 2011
  7. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named ny
  8. Asbury Park Press, "Candidates file petitions to run for NJ State Legislature," April 11, 2011
  9. Project Vote Smart - Gary Stein
  10. Gary Stein campaign website, "Home page," accessed August 31, 2013 (timed out)
  11. Gary Stein campaign website, "Home page," accessed May 28, 2012
  12. New Jersey Department of State, "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 6, 2013
  13. The Press of Atlantic City, "Gary Stein set to challenge Rep. Frank LoBiondo; but he doesn't expect to win," December 19, 2011
  14. New Jersey Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
  15. New Jersey Department of State, "2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List," accessed April 10, 2014
  16. Unofficial primary results
  17. NJ Spotlight, "Election 2011: Where the Republicans Can Pick Up Assembly Seats," April 12, 2011