Joseph Raich

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Joseph Raich
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Candidate for
New Jersey General Assembly, District 26
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sJersey City State College, 1968
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Joseph Raich was a 2013 Democratic candidate for District 26 of the New Jersey General Assembly.[1]

He previously ran for the office in 2012 and 2011.

Raich also ran for the Parsippany Board of Education in 2011. He said that if he won the school board election he would not drop out of the assembly race. However, state statute does not allow holding both offices. Raich said, "I aim to win both and then decide."[2]

Biography

Raich earned his B.A. from Jersey City State College in 1968. His professional experience includes working as a driver at Travel Limousine and zone sales supervisor at The Star Ledger Newspaper Circulation.

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Raich ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 26. Raich was bracketed with Elliot Isibor. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He was defeated by incumbent Jay Webber (R) and incumbent BettyLou DeCroce (R) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[3][4][5][6]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 26 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBettyLou DeCroce Incumbent 32.9% 35,352
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJay Webber Incumbent 32.6% 35,028
     Democratic Elliot Isibor 17.4% 18,720
     Democratic Joseph Raich 17.1% 18,379
Total Votes 107,479

2012

See also: State legislative special elections, 2012

Raich ran in the special election for Assembly District 26 seat. He was defeated by incumbent BettyLou DeCroce (R) in the special election on November 6, 2012.[7][8][9]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 26, Special Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Joseph Raich 39.5% 33,618
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBettyLou DeCroce 60.5% 51,485
Total Votes 85,103

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Raich was a candidate for District 26 of the New Jersey General Assembly. He was defeated in the November 8 general election. Raich and Elliot Isibor ran unopposed in the June 7 Democratic primary. Alex DeCroce and Jay Webber ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Michael Spector was also running as an Independent in the November 8 general election.[10]

New Jersey General Assembly District 26 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlex DeCroce Incumbent 32% 19,696
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJay Webber Incumbent 31.8% 19,543
     Democratic Joseph Raich 17.6% 10,847
     Democratic Elliot Isibor 16.8% 10,319
     Green Michael Spector 1.8% 1,095
Total Votes 61,500

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Raich’s endorsements included the following:[11][12]

  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey
  • New Jersey State Building & Construction Trades Council

Personal

Raich and his wife, Amy, have three children.

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