Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Texas are holding elections next week. Find out what's on your ballot in our latest report.

Alberto Coutinho

From Ballotpedia
Revision as of 03:41, 6 November 2013 by Tyler King (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
Alberto Coutinho
New Jersey General Assembly District 29
Former Member
In office
2008 - September 11, 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNew York University
Master'sNew York University, 1992
Date of birth06/16/1969
Place of birthNewark, NJ
ProfessionManaging Partner, Alter International
ReligionRoman Catholic
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]


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:


  • 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]



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]


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


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


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


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.


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



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

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

Recent news

Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Alberto + Coutinho + New + Jersey + General + Assembly"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

  • Loading...

External links

Suggest a link