|New Jersey General Assembly District 19|
|1996 - Present|
|Years in position||17|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Next election||November 5, 2013|
|J.D.||Seton Hall University School of Law, 1987|
|Place of birth||Perth Amboy, NJ|
Wisniewski earned his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and his J.D. from Seton Hally University School of Law in 1987. He is a board member of United Way of Central New Jersey, an executive board member of the Middlesex County Arts and Education Council, and chairman of the Sayreville Democratic Organization.
- Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities (Chair)
- Financial Institutions and Insurance
- A709 Provides enhanced penalties for drunk drivers with blood alcohol concentration of 0.17% or greater.
- A1017 Establishes commission to study the sale and lease of State assets.
- A1034 Requires legislators to serve full-time; establishes annual compensation.
- A2561 Requires certain public contract bid advertisements to contain certified cost estimates or estimate ranges of projected contract costs and specifies grounds for rejections of all bids.
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Wisniewski won re-election in 2011. Wisniewski and incumbent Craig Coughlin ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on June 7. They then defeated Angel Leon and Shane Robinson in the November 8 general election.
Running for re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election, Wisniewski received 24,210 votes (29%), defeating Republican challengers Peter Kothari and Richard Piatkowski, as well as Change and Commitment candidate Barry Adler and Independent Conservative candidate James Poesl. He was bracketed with Craig Coughlin.
|New Jersey Assembly General Election, Nineteenth Legislative District (2009)|
|John S. Wisniewski (D)||24,329|
|Craig J. Coughlin (D)||22,226|
|Richard W. Piatkowski (R)||17,555|
|Peter Kothari (R)||16,846|
In 2011, Wisniewski received $882,223 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to John Wisniewski's campaign in 2011|
|New Jersey Education Association||$16,400|
|Utility & Transportation Contractors Association||$16,400|
|New Jersey Democratic Party||$13,875|
|Communications Workers New Jersey||$13,200|
|Total Raised in 2011||$882,223|
|Total Votes received in 2011||18,241|
|Cost of each vote received||$48.36|
Below are Wisniewski's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:
|Associated General Contractors Of New Jersey||$16,400|
|Heavy & General Construction Laborers Local 472||$16,400|
|Utility & Transportation Contractors Association||$15,300|
|New Jersey Regional Council Of Carpenters||$13,500|
|International Brotherhood Of Teamsters||$13,200|
Wisniewski was endorsed by:
Wisniewski and his wife have three children.
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- Assemblyman John Wisniewski official website
- New Jersey General Assembly - Hon. John Wisniewski
- NJ Assembly Dems - Assm. Wisniewski
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999, 1997
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Wisniewski
- ↑ New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor
- ↑ New Jersey Department of State, 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List
- ↑ Star Ledger 2009 Election Results, November 4, 2009
- ↑ Official New Jersey Assembly General Election Results
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Politicker NJ, 2011 AFL-CIO endorsed candidates, accessed Aug. 5, 2011
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