Greenstein earned her B.A. in Psychology from Vassar College, her M.A. in Psychology from Johns Hopkins University and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Her professional experience includes working as a staff attorney for the Community Health Law Project from 1991 to 2000, as a clinical associate professor at Seton Hall Law School, Deputy Attorney General for State of New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice and an attorney with Smith, Stratton, Wise, Heher, and Brennan.
At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Greenstein served on the following committees:
In an article on Nj.com, Greenstein stated that her campaign is trying to promote a platform of property tax relief and bipartisanship. Greenstein supports the following issues:
She supports the Republican-sponsored bill that created a 2 percent property tax levy cap in 2010, though she still harbors “doubts about how it squeezes the mayors.”
She also said she supports Gov. Chris Christie’s calls for a 10 percent property tax credit, while saying the Legislature should explore all avenues as it considers returning state aid to municipalities and school districts, many of which have relied on tax increases to offset funding cuts.
“A big priority for me is to look at where we can recoup some of that money,” Greenstein said. “We’re not back to the amount of school aid these districts should have, and the schools are having a lot of problems as a result. A well-performing school shouldn’t be penalized.”
"Greenstein said freely removing restrictions and regulations could create a dangerous business landscape, especially if environmental regulations are sidestepped. In addition to exploring opportunities to ease burdens on businesses, state officials should target specific problem areas during the budget process."
A819 Sets confidentiality standards for public employee assistance program records; prohibits employer actions against program participants.
A1095 Decreases certain public document copy fees to up to $0.10 or less per letter size page and up to $0.15 or less per legal size page.
A1539 Prohibits political contributions by county and municipal political party committees to other committees; increases certain penalties.
Greenstein won in the 2011 election for New Jersey State Senate District 14. She ran unopposed in the primary on June 7, 2011. Greenstein defeated Richard Kanka (R) in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011.
New Jersey State Senate District 14 General Election, 2011
Asbury Park Press
District 14 is one of only three districts that the Asbury Park Press identified as competitive in 2011. The other two are Districts 2 and 38. Districts 2 and 38 may lean more Republican after 2011 redistricting, and District 14 may still favor Democrats. As evidence, they cite a drop in registered Democrats in Districts 2 and 38, and only a small decrease in registered Democrats in District 14. History has shown, argues APP, that districts where Democrats hold less than a 10,000 registered voter advantage typically favor the GOP. The Democratic registration advantage in District 14 is roughly 21,000, (down from 25,000).
Running for re-election in 2009, Greenstein was bracketed with Wayne DeAngelo and defeated challengers Rob Calabro, William Harvey, Jr. and Gene Baldassari.
New Jersey Assembly General Election, Fourteenth Legislative District (2009)
Linda R. Greenstein (D)
Wayne P. DeAngelo (D)
Rob Calabro (R)
William T. Harvey, Jr. (R)
Comprehensive donor information for Greenstein is available dating back to 1999. Based on available campaign finance records, Greenstein raised a total of $2,540,047 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 13, 2013.
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