Benjie Wimberly

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Benjie Wimberly
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New Jersey General Assembly District 35
In office
2012 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sVirginia State University
Date of birth12/1/1964
Office website
Campaign website
Benjie E. Wimberly (b. December 1, 1964) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 35. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011.


Wimberly earned 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, as a teacher at Eastside High School and as a Director for the Paterson Division of Recreation.



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Wimberly won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 35. Wimberly was bracketed with Shavonda Sumter. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He and incumbent Shavonda Sumter (D) defeated Rhina Tavarez (R) and Maria del Pilar Rivas (R) in the general election which took place on November 5, 2013.[2] [3][4]


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.[5]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Wimberly is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Wimberly raised a total of $73,713 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[6]

Benjie Wimberly's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 35 Won $73,713
Grand Total Raised $73,713


Wimberly won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Wimberly raised a total of $73,713.



In 2013, Wimberly’s endorsements included the following: [7] [8]

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


In 2011, Wimberly’s endorsements included the following:[9]


Wimberly and his wife, Kimbrelynn, have four children.

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