Thomas Giblin

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Thomas Giblin
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New Jersey General Assembly District 34
Incumbent
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 8
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2005
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSeton Hall University
Military service
Service/branchNew Jersey Air National Guard
Years of service1966-1972
Personal
Birthday01/15/1947
Place of birthEast Orange, NJ
ProfessionLabor Union Officer, Local 68 Operating Engineers
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Thomas P. Giblin (b. January 15, 1947) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 34. He was first elected to the chamber in 2005. He has served as Deputy Majority Leader since 2008.

Biography

Giblin earned his B.A. in Political Science from Seton Hall University. His professional experience includes working as a Labor Union Officer for the Local 68 Operating Engineers. Ribs served in the New Jersey Air National Guard from 1966 to 1972 and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant.[1]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

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

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Regulated Professions, Chair
Higher Education, Vice-Chair
Transportation and Independent Authorities

2010-2012

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

Issues


Assemblyman Giblin interviewing Gov. Brendan T. Byrne

  • A2407 Provides for the establishment of fiscal management and accountability standards at public research universities and State colleges.
  • A2549 "Nursing Faculty Incentive Loan and Loan Redemption Program Act;" appropriates $1 million.
  • A3803 Prohibits cruel restraint and confinement of dogs.[2]

National Political Awareness Test

Giblin's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2007 National Political Awareness Test are available. The test provides a candidate's views on a number of major issues. He did not answer the question about his top priorities.[3]

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Giblin won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 34. Giblin was bracketed with Sheila Y. Oliver and defeated Rayfield Morton, Anthony Moye, Beverly K. Williams, Denise Baskerville, and Clenard H. Childress, Jr. in the June 4 Democratic primary. He and incumbent Sheila Y. Oliver (D) defeated David Rios (R) and Michael Urciouli (R) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[4][5][6][7]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 34 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Oliver Incumbent 38% 27,095
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Giblin Incumbent 37.6% 26,802
     Republican Michael Urciouli 12.2% 8,663
     Republican David Rios 12.2% 8,654
Total Votes 71,214

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Giblin won re-election in 2011. He and incumbent Sheila Oliver ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on June 7. They then defeated Steve Farrell, Joan Salensky, Clenard Childress and David Taylor in the November 8 general election.[8]

New Jersey General Assembly District 34 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Giblin Incumbent 39.1% 16,285
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Oliver Incumbent 37.1% 15,462
     Republican Steve Farrell 10.2% 4,270
     Republican Joan Salensky 10.2% 4,251
     Independent Clenard Childress 2% 813
     Independent David Taylor 1.4% 586
Total Votes 41,667

2009

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

Giblin successfully won re-election in the November 3 general election. He was bracketed with Sheila Oliver and defeated Republican challengers Michael Mecca, III and Matthew Tyhala, and A Better Tomorrow challengers Clenard Childress, Jr. and David Taylor, Jr..[9] [10]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Thirty-Fourth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sheila Y. Oliver (D) 30,379
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas P. Giblin (D) 29,695
Michael G. Mecca, III (R) 12,867
Matthew Tyahla (R) 11,889

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Giblin is available dating back to 2005. Based on available campaign finance records, Giblin raised a total of $1,717,822 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[11]

Thomas Giblin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 34 Won $352,852
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 34 Won $434,420
2007 New Jersey General Assembly, District 34 Won $484,507
2005 New Jersey General Assembly, District 34 Won $446,043
Grand Total Raised $1,717,822

2011

Giblin won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Giblin raised a total of $352,852.

2009

Giblin won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Giblin raised a total of $434,420.

2007

Giblin won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. During that election cycle, Giblin raised a total of $484,507.

2005

Giblin won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2005. During that election cycle, Giblin raised a total of $446,043.

Endorsements

2013

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

  • The New Jersey AFL-CIO

Labor unions

On June 7, the New Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council announced its endorsement of 26 Democrats and seven Republican candidates running in the 2013 general election. The trades council's endorsement placed special emphasis on the re-election of the "Building Trades Seven." The group -- composed of legislators who are also members of New Jersey union building trades -- includes senators Giblin, Stephen Sweeney, John Amodeo, Troy Singleton, Donald Norcross, Wayne DeAngelo and Joseph Egan.[13]

In addition to its endorsement of the 33 Senate candidates, the trades council also endorsed 67 Assembly candidates -- 55 Democrats and 12 Republicans.[13]

2011

Labor unions

On August 4, the New Jersey AFL-CIO voted to deny 22 Democrats, most notably Senators Stephen Sweeney and Donald Norcross, their endorsement in the 2011 general election. Earlier this year, these Democrats crossed the aisle and voted in favor of preventing public employee unions from collectively bargaining for health benefits and pensions--a move opposed by state labor unions.[14]

Although their endorsements were voted down, Sweeney and Norcross just barely missed the mark. A two-thirds vote of the endorsement convention is needed to bestow an official endorsement. Sweeney and Norcross fell short with 61% and 59%, respectively.[14]

Four Assembly Democrats (also union officials) who voted against the revocation of bargaining rights received enthusiastic endorsements--Thomas Giblin, Wayne DeAngelo, Joseph Egan and Nelson Albano all received endorsements on August 4. No Republicans were endorsed by the AFL-CIO.[14]

Personal

Giblin has five children.

Giblin served as chair of the Essex County Democratic Committee from 1993-2002, and the state chair for the New Jersey Democratic State Committee from 1997-2001. He is currently a trustee with the Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation and an advisory board member for the Saint Vincent Academy of Newark.[15]

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