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Smith won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013|New Jersey State Senate]] District 17. Smith was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary and defeated [[Brian D. Levine]] (R) in the general election which took place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-primary-results-state-senate.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed July 26, 2013]</ref> <ref name=gencand>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-candidates-state-senate-0912.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Official general election candidates," September 9, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2013/by_state/NJ_Page_1105.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press,'' "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013]</ref>
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Smith won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013|New Jersey State Senate]] District 17. Smith was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary and defeated [[Brian D. Levine]] (R) in the general election which took place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-primary-results-state-senate.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed July 26, 2013]</ref> <ref name=gencand>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-candidates-state-senate-0912.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Official general election candidates," September 9, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2013/by_state/NJ_Page_1105.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press,'' "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-election-results-state-senate.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 5, 2013]</ref>
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==Additional reading==
 
==Additional reading==
 
*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1014/0044/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Legislative District 17," October 14, 2011]
 
*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1014/0044/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Legislative District 17," October 14, 2011]

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Bob Smith
Bob Smith.jpg
New Jersey State Senate District 17
Incumbent
In office
2002-Present
Term ends
January 9, 2018
Years in position 12
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2001
Next generalNovember 7, 2017
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey General Assembly
1986-2001
Mayor, Piscataway Township
1981-1986
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Scranton, 1969
Master'sRutgers University, 1973 and University of Scranton, 1970
J.D.Seton Hall University School of Law, 1981
Personal
BirthdayMarch 25, 1947
Place of birthScranton, PA
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Bob Smith is a Democratic member of the New Jersey Senate, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 2001. Bills that have been sponsored by Senator Smith include Senate Bill 241 and Senate Bill 694.[1]

Smith was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1986 to 2001 and served as Deputy Minority Leader.[2]

Biography

Smith earned his B.A. in History from the University of Scranton, his M.S. degrees in Chemistry from the University of Scranton and Environmental Science from Rutgers University and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law.[3] His professional experience includes working as an attorney for his law firm, Bob Smith and Associates.

Committee assignments

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Smith served on these committees:

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Smith won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 17. Smith was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary and defeated Brian D. Levine (R) in the general election which took place on November 5, 2013.[4] [5][6][7]

New Jersey State Senate, District 17 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Smith Incumbent 59.8% 22,920
     Republican Brian D. Levine 40.2% 15,403
Total Votes 38,323

2011

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Smith won re-election to the District 17 State Senate seat in the 2011 election. He ran unopposed in the June 7 Democratic primary election. Smith defeated Jordan Rickards (R) in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011. [8]

New Jersey State Senate District 17 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Smith Incumbent 64% 15,507
     Republican Jordan Rickards 36% 8,715
Total Votes 24,222

2007

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2007

In 2007, Smith was re-elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 17. Smith (D) finished with 16,898 votes and was followed by John Costello (R) with 10,506 votes. Smith raised $848,585 for his campaign fund. [9]

New Jersey Senate 2007 General Election, District 17 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Smith (D) 16,898
John Costello (R) 10,506

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Smith is available dating back to 1997. Based on available campaign finance records, Smith raised a total of $3,660,706 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 13, 2013.[10]

Bob Smith's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey State Senate, District 17 Won $676,008
2009 New Jersey State Senate, District 17 Not up for election $627,079
2007 New Jersey State Senate, District 17 Won $848,585
2005 New Jersey State Senate, District 17 Not up for election $614,744
2003 New Jersey State Senate, District 17 Won $297,871
2001 New Jersey State Senate, District 17 Won $338,869
1999 New Jersey General Assembly, District 17 Won $130,000
1997 New Jersey General Assembly, District 17 Won $127,550
Grand Total Raised $3,660,706

2011

Smith won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2011. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $676,008.

2009

Smith was not up for election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2009. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $627,079.

2007

Smith won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2007. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $848,585.

2005

Smith was not up for election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2005. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $614,744.

2003

Smith won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2003. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $297,871.

2001

Smith won election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2001. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $338,869.

1999

Smith won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1999. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $130,000.

1997

Smith won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1997. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $127,550.

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Smith’s endorsements included the following: [11][12]

  • The New Jersey AFL-CIO
  • The Sierra Club

2011

Smith was endorsed by:

Personal

Smith and his wife, Ellen, have two children and six grandchildren. They currently reside in Piscataway Township, New Jersey.

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