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Alberto Coutinho
New Jersey General Assembly District 29
Assumed office
Current term ends
January 2012
Political party Democratic
Profession Managing Partner, Alter International
Website Alberto Coutinho

Alberto Coutinho is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 29th District since 2008.

Coutinho, who has an MBA in International Economics and Organizational Behavior from New York University, works as a consultant for Al-Ter International and Ammco Development. He is also the owner of Coutinho's Bakery. [1]

Issue positions

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 asking his top priorities.[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]

Major donors

Below are Coutinho's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[4]

Contributor 2009 total
Local 472 PAC $7,200
NJ Regional Council of Carpenters $5,000
NJ Education Assoc $4,500
Manuel Telveira $2,100
Laborers UL 472 PAC $2,000



Coutinho successfuly 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.[5][6]

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

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