Peter Barnes, III
|Peter Barnes, III|
|New Jersey General Assembly District 18|
|2007 - Present|
|Years in position||6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Next election||November 5, 2013|
|Master's||Farleigh Dickinson University|
|J.D.||Widener University School of Law|
|Profession||Attorney, Law Offices of Peter Barnes|
Barnes received a B.A. in Political Science from Gettysburg College. He later received a M.B.A. from Farleigh Dickinson University and a J.D. from the Widener University School of Law. Barnes is a practicing attorney. He served on the Edison Township Municipal Council from 1996-2007.
Barnes is running in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 18. Barnes was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary and is challenged by David Stahl (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.
Barnes won re-election in 2011. Barnes and incumbent Patrick Diegnan, Jr. ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on June 7. They then defeated Joseph Sinagra and Marcia Silva in the November 8 general election.
Barnes won re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election. He was bracketed with Patrick Diegnan, Jr. and defeated Republican challengers Joseph Sinagra and Bob Jones, along with Defending Forgotten Taxpayers challengers Katherine Shkolar and Andrew Tidd.
|New Jersey Assembly General Election, Eighteenth Legislative District (2009)|
|Peter J. Barnes (D)||26,658|
|Patrick J. Diegan, Jr. (D)||26,317|
|Joseph Sinagra (R)||24,091|
|Robert Jones (R)||22,727|
In 2011, Barnes received $290,112 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Peter Barnes, III's campaign in 2011|
|Election Fund Of Barbara Buono||$10,808|
|Democratic Assembly Campaign Cmte||$9,067|
|Cmte To Elect Buono Diegnan Barnes||$8,493|
|1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East||$8,200|
|New Jersey State Laborers||$8,200|
|Total Raised in 2011||$290,112|
|Total Votes received in 2011||18,166|
|Cost of each vote received||$15.97|
Below are Barnes's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:
|Add Funds Transferred From Prior Campaign||$80,297|
|New Jersey Democratic Party||$35,806|
|Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee Of New Jersey||$12,758|
|Electrical Workers Local 456||$5,275|
|New Jersey Education Association||$4,475|
- A2789 Creates eight additional judgeships; increases certain court fees to fund judgeships and to supplement funding for Legal Services of New Jersey
- A2911 "New Jersey College Student and Parent Consumer Information Act"; requires each four-year public institution of higher education to provide on its website certain information regarding its costs, faculty, and graduation rates.
- A3208 Requires the incorporation of solar panels in design and construction of new public school facilities.
- A3621 Changes signature requirement for recall petition and when recall may be initiated.
Barnes was endorsed by:
Barnes and his wife, Katie, have three children. They currently reside in Edison, New Jersey.
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- New Jersey General Assembly - Hon. Peter Barnes
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- NJ Assembly Dems - Assm. Barnes
- Campaign Contributions: 2011, 2009, 2007
- Peter Barnes on Facebook
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Barnes
- ↑ Middlesex County Unofficial Primary Results, June 4, 2013
- ↑ 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
- ↑ New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor
- ↑ Politicker NJ, 2011 AFL-CIO endorsed candidates, accessed Aug. 5, 2011
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