Angel Fuentes

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Angel Fuentes
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New Jersey General Assembly District 5
Incumbent
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2009
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
City Council President, City of Camden, Ward 4
2000 - 2010
Education
Bachelor'sSaint John Vianney College and Seminary- Miami
Personal
Birthday08/02/1961
Place of birthAguadilla, Puerto Rico
ProfessionPatient Relations Representative, Cooper Hospital
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Angel Fuentes (b. August 1, 1961) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 5 since 2010. He also serves as President of Camden City Council.

Fuentes is a Patient Relations Representative with Cooper Hospital, and a Radio Show Host on Mega 1310 AM. He has also been a Developer with the Teaching Empowerment And Mentoring (T.E.A.M) Leadership Program.

He serves on the Board of Directors of many organizations, including the American Cancer Society, Camden County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Center for Family Services, and the Empowerment Zone.[1]

Committee assignments

2010-2012

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

On their shared campaign website, Fuentes, Gilbert Wilson, and Sen. Donald Norcross list five major themes of their campaign:[2]

  • Relieving the tax burden on property owners.
  • Cutting wasteful government spending.
  • Consolidating government functions through shared services among municipalities, counties and schools boards.
  • Adopting reforms that reduce the costs to taxpayers for public employee benefits, including pensions and health care.
  • Providing quality public schools, in part by forcing tax money to go toward classrooms and school facilities – not toward excessive salaries and perks for administrators.

2011

In an interview with the Gloucester County Times, Fuentes listed his top priorities:

  • "Getting our residents back to work is my first priority. We must make it easier for businesses to operate, which will encourage them to invest and create jobs, and in turn, make New Jersey more affordable. I will fight to restore tax breaks for working families and seniors and oppose tax breaks for multi-millionaires. I also will explore new options to reform our education system so that every student in New Jersey has access to a high quality education." [3]

     (For responses from all the candidates, see the full story here.)

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Fuentes ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 5. Fuentes is bracketed with Gilbert Wilson. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He is challenged by David Ragonese (R) and George Wagoner (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[4]

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Fuentes won re-election in 2011. He and incumbent Gilbert Wilson ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on June 7. They then defeated Terrell Ratliff (R) and William Levins (R) in the November 8 general election.[5]

New Jersey General Assembly District 5 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAngel Fuentes Incumbent 28.5% 17,586
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGilbert Wilson Incumbent 28.7% 17,691
     Republican William Levins 22% 13,575
     Republican Terrell Ratliff 20.7% 12,776
Total Votes 61,628

2009

In the 2009 November election he was bracketed with Donald Norcross. Receiving 22,943 votes (30%), he defeated Brian Kluchnick and Stephanie Velez-Gentry.[6][7]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Fifth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Donald W. Norcross (D) 25,384
Green check mark transparent.png Angel Fuentes (D) 25,188
Brian Kluchnick (R) 15,812
Stepfanie Velez-Gentry (R) 15,748

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Fuentes received $122,760 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Angel Fuentes's campaign in 2011
Election Fund Of Donald Norcross For Senate$34,028
New Jersey State Laborers$8,200
Leaders Fund$8,200
Electrical Workers Local 351$8,200
Friends Of Angel Fuentes$4,580
Total Raised in 2011 $122,760
Total Votes received in 2011 17,586
Cost of each vote received $6.98

2009

Below are Fuentes's top campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[9]

Contributor 2009 total
Election Fund Of Donald Norcross For Assembly $33,448
Election Fund Of Louis D Greenwald For Assembly $8,200
Spencer, Frank $8,200
New Jersey Regional Council Of Carpenters $8,200

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph Roberts, Jr.
New Jersey Assembly District 5
2010-present
Succeeded by
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