Bob Smith, New Jersey Senator
|New Jersey State Senate District 17|
|January 10, 2014|
|Years in position||11|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Next election||November 5, 2013|
|New Jersey General Assembly|
|Mayor, Piscataway Township|
|Bachelor's||University of Scranton, 1969|
|Master's||Rutgers University, 1973 and University of Scranton, 1970|
|J.D.||Seton Hall University School of Law, 1981|
|Birthday||March 25, 1947|
|Place of birth||Scranton, PA|
Smith graduated with a B.A. in History from the University of Scranton. He later graduated with M.S. degrees in Chemistry from the University of Scranton and Environmental Science from Rutgers University. He later obtained a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. Smith is an attorney for his law firm, Bob Smith and Associates.
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Smith served on these committees:
- See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013
Smith ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 17. Smith was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary and is challenged by Brian D. Levine (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.
- 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. 
|New Jersey State Senate District 17 General Election, 2011|
|Democratic||Bob Smith Incumbent||64%||15,507|
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. 
|New Jersey Senate 2007 General Election, District 17 (2007)|
|Bob Smith (D)||16,898|
|John Costello (R)||10,506|
In 2011, Smith received $676,008 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|New Jersey State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Bob Smith, New Jersey Senator's campaign in 2011|
|New Jersey Democratic Party||$9,529|
|New Jersey State Laborers||$8,200|
|1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East||$7,500|
|Feist Engineering Inc||$5,200|
|Total Raised in 2011||$676,008|
|Total Votes received in 2011||15,507|
|Cost of each vote received||$43.59|
District 17 ranked tenth in fundraising
As of October 25, candidates for District 17 raised $1,147,997--according to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission. This made District 17 number ten in fundraising for the 2011 election season.
In 2007, Smith collected $848,585 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
|Election Fund of Joseph V Egan||$8,538|
|New Jersey State Laborers||$8,200|
|New Jersey Regional Council of Carpenters||$6,000|
|Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer||$5,200|
|International Brotherhood of Teamsters||$5,000|
Smith represents New Jersey Senate District 17, which includes the city of New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Smith was endorsed by:
Smith and his wife, Ellen, have two children. They currently reside in Piscataway Township, New Jersey.
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- Bob Smith's personal website
- Official website of Bob Smith
- Bob Smith legislative profile on Project Vote Smart
- Bob Smith biography on Project Vote Smart
- New Jersey Democratic Party biography of Bob Smith
- Facebook page
- ↑ Bills Sponsored by Senators and Representatives
- ↑ Bob Smith at Project Vote Smart
- ↑ Official website of Bob Smith
- ↑ Middlesex County Unofficial Primary Results, June 4, 2013
- ↑ Somerset County Unofficial Primary Results, June 4, 2013
- ↑ New Jersey Department of State, 2011 Official State Senate Primary Candidate List
- ↑ New Jersey State Senate election results
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- ↑ New Jersey ELEC, "News Release," November 3, 2011
- ↑ http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95904
- ↑ New Jersey Senate Districts By Number
- ↑ Politicker NJ, 2011 AFL-CIO endorsed candidates, accessed Aug. 5, 2011
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