Benjie Wimberly

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Benjie Wimberly
Benjie Wimberly.jpg
New Jersey General Assembly District 35
In office
2012 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 2
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sVirginia State University
Office website
Campaign website
Benjie Wimberly (b. December 1, 1964) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 25 since 2012.


Wimberly received his B.A. in Sociology from Virginia State University. His professional experience includes serving as a Paterson Councilman,[1], working as a Coordinator for Joint Recreational Services for the Paterson public schools, and working as a teacher at Eastside High School and Director for the Paterson Division of Recreation.



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Wimberly ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 35. Wimberly is bracketed with Shavonda Sumter. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He is opposed by Rhina Tavarez (R) and Maria del Pilar Rivas (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[2][3]


See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Benjie Wimberly won election to District 35 of the New Jersey General Assembly. He and Shavonda Sumter were bracketed together and defeated Samuel Torres in the June 7 Democratic primary. They then defeated Donna Puglisi and William Connolly in the November 8 general election.[4]

New Jersey General Assembly District 35 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBenjie Wimberly 36.8% 13,551
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngShavonda Sumter 35.7% 13,143
     Republican Donna Puglisi 13.9% 5,114
     Republican William Connolly 13.6% 5,020
Total Votes 36,828

Campaign donors


In 2011, Wimberly received $73,713 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Benjie Wimberly's campaign in 2011
New Jersey State Laborers$8,200
New Jersey Education Association$8,200
Paterson Police Police Benevolent Association$2,600
Ferraioli Wielkotz Cerullo & Unreadable P A$2,600
Scarina, Donald$2,600
Total Raised in 2011 $73,713
Total Votes received in 2011 13,551
Cost of each vote received $5.44



Wimberly was endorsed by:


Wimberly and his wife, Kimbrelynn, have four children.

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