Louis Greenwald

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Louis Greenwald
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New Jersey General Assembly District 6
Incumbent
In office
1996 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 18
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
General Assembly Majority Leader
2011-Present
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected1995
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPolitical Science, Moravian College
J.D.Seton Hall University School of Law, 1992
Personal
Birthday03/11/1967
Place of birthMount Holly, NJ
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Louis D. Greenwald is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 6. He was first elected to the chamber in 1995. He currently serves as Majority Leader.[1] He previously served as Chair of the Budget Committee from 2002 to 2011.

Biography

Greenwald earned his B.A. in Political Science from Moravian College and his J.D. from the Seton Hall University School of Law in 1992. His professional experience includes working as an Attorney with Remington and Vernick Engineers, and of-counsel with Speziali, Greenwald and Hawkins.[2]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Greenwald served on the following committees:

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigation

2010-2012

In the 2010-2012 legislative session, Greenwald served on the following committees:

Issues

  • A359 Requires school board member and local elective office candidates to file financial disclosure statements; requires criminal background disclosure for school officials and school board member candidates.
  • A1105 Allows State agencies, counties and municipalities to comply with certain publication requirements by means of Internet
  • A2595 The "New Jersey Health Insurance Reform Act."
  • A3709 "New Jersey Public Water Supply Fluoridation Act."[3]

Campaign themes

Greenwald's website says that since his election to the Assembly, he "has committed himself to responsibly balancing the state’s finances, ensuring New Jersey remains affordable for families by cutting wasteful spending and investing in our communities." It also states he is a "leader in protecting children" and a "staunch public health advocate."[4]

National Political Awareness Test

Greenwald's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2005 National Political Awareness Test are available. In the test he lists his top priorities as "Comprehensive property tax reform through a citizen's convention, increased property tax rebates, and accessible, affordable health care for all New Jersey residents."[5]

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Greenwald won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 6. Greenwald was bracketed with Pamela Lampitt. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He and incumbent Pamela Lampitt (D) defeated Chris Leone-Zwillinger (R) and George R. Fisher (R) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[6][7][8][9]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 6 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLouis Greenwald Incumbent 30.7% 33,232
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPamela Lampitt Incumbent 29% 31,366
     Republican Chris Leone-Zwillinger 20.5% 22,147
     Republican George R. Fisher 19.8% 21,399
Total Votes 108,144

2013

See also: New Jersey gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2013

Greenwald was considered a potential candidate for Governor of New Jersey in 2013, but he ultimately declined to run, extending his endorsement to presumptive Democratic nominee, state Sen. Barbara Buono in late Jan. of the election year.[10][11]

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Greenwald won re-election in 2011. He and incumbent Pamela Lampitt ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on June 7. They then defeated Allan Richardson (R) and Greg Horton (R) in the November 8 general election.[12]

New Jersey General Assembly District 6 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLouis Greenwald Incumbent 30% 24,272
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPamela Lampitt Incumbent 28.9% 23,342
     Republican Allan Richardson 20.7% 16,714
     Republican Gregory Horton 20.4% 16,461
Total Votes 80,789

2009

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

Running for re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election, Greenwald received 33,764 votes (29%), defeating challengers Brian Greenberg and Scott DeCristofaro. He was bracketed with Pamela Lampitt.[13] [14]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Sixth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Louis D. Greenwald (D) 36,446
Green check mark transparent.png Pamela R. Lampitt (D) 33,320
Scot DeCristofaro (R) 27,005
Brian Greenberg (R) 26,581

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Greenwald is available dating back to 1997. Based on available campaign finance records, Greenwald raised a total of $4,754,509 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.[15]

Louis Greenwald's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 6 Won $1,085,571
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 6 Won $1,052,348
2007 New Jersey General Assembly, District 6 Won $898,483
2005 New Jersey General Assembly, District 6 Won $654,761
2003 New Jersey General Assembly, District 6 Won $405,689
2001 New Jersey General Assembly, District 6 Won $181,347
1999 New Jersey General Assembly, District 6 Won $240,004
1997 New Jersey General Assembly, District 6 Won $236,306
Grand Total Raised $4,754,509

2011

Greenwald won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Greenwald raised a total of $1,085,571.

2009

Greenwald won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Greenwald raised a total of $1,052,348.

2007

Greenwald won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. During that election cycle, Greenwald raised a total of $898,483.

2005

Greenwald won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2005. During that election cycle, Greenwald raised a total of $654,761.

2003

Greenwald won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2003. During that election cycle, Greenwald raised a total of $405,689.

2001

Greenwald won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2001. During that election cycle, Greenwald raised a total of $181,347.

1999

Greenwald won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1999. During that election cycle, Greenwald raised a total of $240,004.

1997

Greenwald won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1997. During that election cycle, Greenwald raised a total of $236,306.

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Greenwald’s endorsements included the following:[16] [17]

  • The New Jersey AFL-CIO
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey

Personal

Majority Leader Greenwald and his wife, Cynthia Ingraldi Greenwald, have three children.

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References

  1. NCSL Typepad, "New Leaders in Arizona and New Jersey," November 10, 2011
  2. Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed April 10, 2014
  3. New Jersey State Legislature, "Bills Sponsored by Senators and Representatives," accessed April 10, 2014
  4. LouisGreenwald.com, "About Lou," accessed April 10, 2014
  5. Project Vote Smart, "Assemblyman Greenwald-Issue Positions," accessed April 10, 2014
  6. New Jersey Department of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," accessed July 26, 2013
  7. New Jersey Department of State, "Official 2013 General Assembly general election candidates," accessed April 10, 2014
  8. Associated Press, "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013
  9. New Jersey Department of State, "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 6, 2013
  10. Quinnipiac University, "Booker Is Strongest Dem To Face Christie, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Say Show Me The Money Before Tax Cut Vote," October 17, 2012
  11. Arizonacentral.com, "Dems agree on candidate to challenge NJ’s Christie," January 30, 2013
  12. New Jersey Department of State, "2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List," accessed April 10, 2014
  13. Associate Press, "General Election Results, November 4, 2009," accessed April 10, 2014
  14. New Jersey Department of State, "Official 2009 New Jersey Assembly General Election Results,accessed April 10, 2014
  15. followthemoney.org, "Greenwald, Louis" accessed August 15, 2013
  16. PolitickerNJ.com, "AFL-CIO endorses candidates for elections," accessed September 4, 2013
  17. Planned Parenthood NJ "Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey Announces Endorsements in State Elections," accessed September 5, 2013
Political offices
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New Jersey General Assembly District 6
1996–present
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