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Annette Quijano
New Jersey General Assembly District 20
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 7
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2007
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sRutgers University
J.D.Rutgers Law School
Date of birth07/04/1962
Office website
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Annette Quijano is the a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 20th District since 2008. Quijano currently serves as Deputy Majority Leader.

Quijano earned her B.S. in Management from Rutgers and her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law. Her professional experience includes serving as an Assistant Counsel to Governors McGreevy, Codey, and Corzine as well as working an adjunct Professor at Kean University as well as a per diem prosecutor for the City of Elizabeth.[1]

Committee assignments



Assemblywoman Quijano and others welcome home the 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team

  • A1762 Requires health insurers to provide benefits for computed tomography scans for persons at high risk of developing lung cancer.
  • A3988 Requires the State and local contracting units to purchase biodiesel or biodiesel blended fuel manufactured in NJ.
  • A3989 Requires State entities to purchase biofuels in place of fossil fuels when it is reasonable, prudent and cost effective to do so.
  • A4060 Requires telecommunications companies to provide caller location information to law enforcement officials in emergency situations.[2]



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Quijano ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 20. Quijano is bracketed with Joseph Cryan in the June 4 Democratic primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.


See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Quijano won re-election for District 20 of the New Jersey General Assembly. Quijano and fellow incumbent Joseph Cryan ran bracketed together and defeated Tony Monteiro and Carlos Cedeno in the June 7 Democratic Primary. They then defeated John Donoso in the November 8 general election.[3]

New Jersey General Assembly District 20 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Cryan Incumbent 42.7% 12,104
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAnnette Quijano Incumbent 42.7% 12,116
     Republican John Donoso 14.6% 4,128
Total Votes 28,348

New Jersey General Assembly District 20 Democratic Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Cryan Incumbent 27.6% 8,161
Green check mark transparent.pngAnnette Quijano Incumbent 27% 7,977
Tony Monteiro 22.8% 6,743
Carlos Cedeno 22.7% 6,715
Total Votes 29,596


Bracketed with Joseph Cryan, Quijano ran unopposed in the November 3, 2009 general election.[4]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Twentieth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Cryan (D) 20,607
Green check mark transparent.png Annette Quijano (D) 20,054

Campaign donors


In 2011, Quijano received $404,165 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Annette Quijano's campaign in 2011
Cmte To Elect Lesniak Cryan & Quijano$44,648
New Jersey State Laborers$16,400
International Longshoremens Association$16,400
New Jersey Regional Council Of Carpenters$15,400
Total Raised in 2011 $404,165
Total Votes received in 2011 12,116
Cost of each vote received $33.36


Below are Quijano's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[6]

Contributor 2009 total
District Council Of Northern New Jersey Ironworkers $5,500
New Jersey Education Association $4,250
New Jersey Regional Council Of Carpenters $4,000
Longshoremens Association $3,500
Heavy & General Construction Laborers Local 472 $2,500



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