|Kimberly "Kim" Guadagno|
|Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey|
|New Jersey Secretary of State|
|January 19, 2010 - Present|
|Years in position||3|
|Predecessor||Nina Mitchell Wells (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 3, 2009|
|Next election||November 5, 2013|
|Monmouth County Sheriff|
|2007 - 2010|
|Monmouth Beach Borough Commissioner|
|Bachelor's||Ursinus College (1980)|
|J.D.||American University Washington College of Law (1983)|
|Birthday||April 13, 1959|
|Place of birth||Waterloo, Iowa|
Guadagno was born on April 13, 1959 in Waterloo, Iowa. She earned a bachelor's degree from Ursinus College and a JD from American University's College of Law. Shortly after law school, Guadagno began work as a federal prosecutor with the Organized Crime and Racketeering Strike Force in Brooklyn, New York. After moving to New Jersey following her marriage in 1991, Guadagno served as deputy chief of the corruption unit for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey from 1990 to 1998, handling such high-profile prosecutions as those against former Essex County Executive Thomas D'Alessio (Democrat) and Somerset County Prosecutor Nicholas Bissell (Republican). She then became deputy director in the Division of Criminal Justice, where she supervised the prosecution of the creator of the "Melissa" computer worm, David L. Smith, until 2000.
In 2001, Guadagno left the public sector to practice law closer to home. She also began teaching law at Rutgers University School of Law - Newark. For two years beginning in 2005, she was one of three individuals elected a Borough Commissioners of Monmouth Beach. In 2007, she became the first woman elected as sheriff of Monmouth County, responsible for a staff of over seven-hundred state employees and a $65 million budget.
- Bachelor's degree, Ursinus College (1980)
- Juris Doctorate degree, American University's Washington College of Law (1983)
Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey (2009-Present)
Monmouth County Sheriff (2007-2010)
In 2008, Guadagno became the first woman elected as sheriff in Monmouth County history.
Guadagno reportedly made false statements in September 2008 that enabled a police official to improperly obtain $170,000 from a state pension fund, according to New Jersey Watchdog. Guadagno, Monmouth County Sheriff at the time, had hired Michael W. Donovan Jr., a retired investigator for the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, as her new chief, announcing in a memo to her staff that he would be replacing John Cerrato. Under state law, Donovan should have stopped receiving retirement benefits as a result of his employment and been re-enrolled in the Police and Firemen's Retirement System. However, Guadagno had placed him as Chief Warrant Officer, a position that is exempt from PFRS and the rules/regulations that apply to it. Those statements were deemed false since the position of Chief Warrant Officer had been eliminated by an order signed by Guadagno on Sept. 16, 2008 – the week before Donovan started.
On December 4, 2012, Gov. Christie's campaign confirmed Guadagno's bid to join Christie on the gubernatorial/lieutenant gubernatorial ticket in the 2013 election. The general election will take place on November 5, 2013, following a statewide primary on June 4, 2013.
Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Kim Guadagno's donors each year. Click [show] for more information.
|Kim Guadagno's Campaign Contributions|
Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$30,594,770 (Dem)|
|Top 5 contributors||Susan R Markham||$10,200|
|Domenic M Dipiero III||$7,050|
|New Jersey State Troopers Fraternal Association||$6,800|
|Election Fund of Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini||$6,800|
|David W Mauro||$6,800|
Guadago has received two Director's Awards from the United States Department of Justice, a Special Achievement Award from the U.S. Attorney's Office, and honorary doctorates from NJIT and Wayne Patterson University. She currently resides in Monmouth County with her husband Michael Guadagno, a judge on the Vicinage 9 Superior Court. They have three children.
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- NJ Records Council helps Christie avoid election year scandal - Philly.com
- Lt. Gov. Guadagno: No rush on Hoboken's 'emergency' $29M request - The Jersey Journal - NJ.com
- Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno Praises Hoboken ShopRite's 'Open for Business ... - Weehawken Reporter
- Church & Dwight opens Ewing headquarters, praised by Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno ... - The Times of Trenton - NJ.com
- Quantex Laboratories opens new Cranbury facility, confirms commitment to NJ ... - MyCentralJersey.com
- Mark your calendar: Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno to open Jersey Shorecast - Press of Atlantic City
- REMINDER/ New Jersey Lt. Gov. to Take First Sip at New Water Treatment Plant - Wall Street Journal (press release)
- New Jersey Lt. Gov. Toasts New Water Treatment Plant in Millburn - Wall Street Journal (press release)
- Lt. Gov. Stops into West Orange WAE Center - Patch.com
- QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning attracts people from all over - Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com
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Office of the Secretary
PO Box 300
Trenton, NJ 08625-0300
Phone: (609) 984-1900
Fax: (609) 292-7665
- ↑ New Jersey Real Time News "Chris Christie introduces Monmouth Sheriff Kim Guadagno as GOP lieutenant gov. candidate" 20 July, 2009
- ↑ New Jersey Real Time News "N.J. Lieutenant Gov.-elect Guadagno to serve as secretary of state" 15 Dec. 2009
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 NJ Today, "Top Adviser Says Guadagno Will Repeat as Christie’s Running Mate," December 4, 2012
- ↑ New Jersey Lieutenant Governor, "Lt. Governor Guadango," accessed February 29, 2012
- ↑ "LT. GOV. GUADAGNO & THE $170K STATE PENSION SCAM," New Jersey Watchdog, November 17, 2010
- ↑ NJ.com, "N.J. officials launch investigation into possible double-dipping by sheriff's officers," May 3, 2011
- ↑ New Jersey Department of State, "Official tallies: Candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, November 3, 2009 - General election," retrieved April 20, 2012
- ↑ Follow the Money.org
Nina Mitchell Wells (D)
|New Jersey Secretary of State
| Succeeded by|