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{{TOCnestright}}'''Alberto Coutinho''' (b. June 16, 1969) is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]], representing District 29.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.  
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Alberto Coutinho''' (b. June 16, 1969) is a former [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]], representing District 29 from 2007 to September 11, 2013. Coutinho resigned amid an investigation into a charity that had been established by his fatherOn September 12, Coutinho pleaded guilty to theft and falsifying records and is facing up to 6 1/2 years in prison.<ref>[http://www.northjersey.com/news/national/Ex-NJ_assemblyman_pleads_guilty_to_theft.html ''northjersey.com,'' "Ex-NJ assemblyman Albert Coutinho pleads guilty to theft," accessed October 7, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Coutinho earned his B.S. in Economics and Finance and his MBA in International Economics and Organizational Behavior from New York University.  His professional experience includes working as a consultant for Al-Ter International and Ammco Development and as the owner of Coutinho's Bakery. <ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=69751 Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Coutinho]</ref>
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Coutinho earned his B.S. in Economics and Finance and his M.B.A. in International Economics and Organizational Behavior from New York University.  His professional experience includes working as a consultant for Al-Ter International and Ammco Development and as the owner of Coutinho's Bakery. <ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=69751 Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Coutinho]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
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:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013]]''
  
Coutinho {{2013isrunning}} in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|New Jersey General Assembly]] District 29. Coutinho is bracketed with [[L. Grace Spencer]]. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He is challenged by [[Aracelis Sanabria Tejada]] (R), [[Elaine L. Guarino]] (R), and incumbent  [[L. Grace Spencer]] (D) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-primary-results-general-assembly.pdf ''New Jersey Department of Elections'', "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed July 26, 2013]</ref> <ref name=gencand>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-unofficial-general-candidates-general-assembly-0715.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Unofficial general election candidates," Accessed August 6, 2013]</ref>
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Coutinho ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|New Jersey General Assembly]] District 29. Coutinho was bracketed with [[L. Grace Spencer]]. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. Coutinho resigned from office on September 11 and was replaced in the general election by [[Eliana Pintor Marin]].<ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-primary-results-general-assembly.pdf ''New Jersey Department of Elections'', "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed July 26, 2013]</ref> <ref name=gencand>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-unofficial-general-candidates-general-assembly-0715.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Unofficial general election candidates," Accessed August 6, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===2011===
 
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==Endorsements==
 
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In 2013, Coutinho’s endorsements include the following: <ref>[http://www.politickernj.com/66374/afl-cio-endorses-candidates-elections ''PolitickerNJ.com'', "AFL-CIO endorses candidates for elections", Accessed September 4, 2013]</ref>
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In 2013, Coutinho’s endorsements included the following: <ref>[http://www.politickernj.com/66374/afl-cio-endorses-candidates-elections ''PolitickerNJ.com'', "AFL-CIO endorses candidates for elections", Accessed September 4, 2013]</ref>
 
<ref>[http://ppactionnj.org/planned-parenthood-action-fund-of-new-jersey-announces-endorsements-in-state-elections/ ''Planned Parenthood NJ'' "Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey Announces Endorsements in State Elections," accessed September 5, 2013]</ref>
 
<ref>[http://ppactionnj.org/planned-parenthood-action-fund-of-new-jersey-announces-endorsements-in-state-elections/ ''Planned Parenthood NJ'' "Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey Announces Endorsements in State Elections," accessed September 5, 2013]</ref>
 
:* The New Jersey AFL-CIO
 
:* The New Jersey AFL-CIO
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Revision as of 16:21, 8 November 2013

Alberto Coutinho
ACoutinho.jpg
New Jersey General Assembly District 29
Former Member
In office
2008 - September 11, 2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNew York University
Master'sNew York University, 1992
Personal
Birthday06/16/1969
Place of birthNewark, NJ
ProfessionManaging Partner, Alter International
ReligionRoman Catholic
CandidateVerification
Alberto Coutinho (b. June 16, 1969) is a former Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 29 from 2007 to September 11, 2013. Coutinho resigned amid an investigation into a charity that had been established by his father. On September 12, Coutinho pleaded guilty to theft and falsifying records and is facing up to 6 1/2 years in prison.[1]

Biography

Coutinho earned his B.S. in Economics and Finance and his M.B.A. in International Economics and Organizational Behavior from New York University. His professional experience includes working as a consultant for Al-Ter International and Ammco Development and as the owner of Coutinho's Bakery. [2]

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:

Issues

  • A504 Requires appointed board of education members and candidates for an elected board to reveal criminal convictions prior to assuming or running for office.
  • A2233 Requires certain cities of the second class to establish a Second Chance Council to develop a plan to increase jobs for released criminals and high school dropouts.
  • A2241 Requires inmates in State correctional facilities to earn high school equivalency certificate prior to parole or discharge.
  • A4048 "New Jersey Economic Stimulus Act of 2009"; appropriates $15 million to "New Jersey Affordable Housing Trust Fund."[3]

National Political Awareness Test

Coutinho's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2007 National Political Awareness Test are available. The test provides an overview of Coutinho's positions on a number of issues. He did not answer the question about his top priorities.[4]

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Coutinho ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 29. Coutinho was bracketed with L. Grace Spencer. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. Coutinho resigned from office on September 11 and was replaced in the general election by Eliana Pintor Marin.[5] [6]

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Coutinho won re-election in 2011. He and incumbent L. Grace Spencer ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on June 7. They then defeated Elaine Guarino and Lisa Kistner in the general election on November 8.[7]

New Jersey General Assembly District 29 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngL. Grace Spencer Incumbent 42% 8,572
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlberto Coutinho Incumbent 41.2% 8,391
     Republican Elaine Guarino 8.5% 1,736
     Republican Lisa Kistner 8.3% 1,687
Total Votes 20,386

2009

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

Coutinho successfully won re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election. He was bracketed with L. Grace Spencer and defeated Republican challengers Aracelis Sanabria-Tejada and Fernando Linhares, along with Independent candidate Joanne Miller.[8][9]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Twenty-Ninth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png L. Grace Spencer (D) 21,205
Green check mark transparent.png Alberto Coutinho (D) 20,628
Fernando E. Linhares (R) 2,787
Aracelis Sanabria-Tejada (R) 2,761

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Alberto Coutinho is available dating back to 2007. Based on available campaign finance records, Alberto Coutinho raised a total of $445,387 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[10]

Alberto Coutinho's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 29 Won $217,464
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 29 Won $227,923
2007 New Jersey General Assembly, District 29 Won $0
Grand Total Raised $445,387

2011

Alberto Coutinho won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Alberto Coutinho raised a total of $217,464.

2009

Alberto Coutinho won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Alberto Coutinho raised a total of $227,923.

2007

Alberto Coutinho won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. During that election cycle, Alberto Coutinho raised a total of $0.

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Coutinho’s endorsements included the following: [11] [12]

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

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