Bonnie Watson Coleman
|Bonnie Watson Coleman|
|New Jersey General Assembly District 15|
| Assumed office|
| Current term ends|
|Website||Bonnie Watson Coleman|
Prior to her election to the Assembly, she served as assistant commissioner on the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs in 1992 and bureau chief in 1980. From 1974-1980 she was the director of the New Jersey Department of Transportation. 
Assemblywoman Coleman seeking re-election in 2007
Coleman's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2005 National Political Awareness Test are available. When asked her top priorities, she stated,
I will continue to advance legislation which promotes the construction of affordable housing, so that we can make New Jersey and affordable place for all income levels.Also, I plan to establish a Task Force on Education Reform for the purpose of looking at the best delivery systems for public education with an objective of finding ways to make it more efficient and cost effective to taxpayers, and consequently, lower property taxes.
- A375 Raises age requirement of compulsory school attendance from 16 to 18 years old.
- A1558 Requires developers to offer solar energy systems in certain new home construction.
- A1741 Provides for receipt for voter at primary or general election; allows receipt to be proof of eligibility to vote in subsequent election; provides State reimbursement.
- A1774 Raises minimum wage to $8.25, then makes annual adjustments based on CPI increases.
Coleman is running for re-election in 2011. Coleman is bracketed with incumbent Reed Gusciora in the Democratic Primary on June 7. The top-two vote getters will advance to the general election on November 8, 2011.
Coleman successfully won re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election. Bracketed with Reed Gusciora, they defeated Republican challengers Kim Taylor and Werner Graf, as well as Libertarian challengers Daryl Mikell Brooks and Charles Green.
|New Jersey Assembly General Election, Fifteenth Legislative District (2009)|
|Bonnie Watson Coleman (D)||29,713|
|Reed Gusciora (D)||29,215|
|Kim Taylor (R)||15,418|
|Werner Graf (R)||14,781|
Below are Coleman's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:
|NJ Regional Council of Carpenters||$16,400|
|NJ Education Assoc||$14,200|
|Assoc of NJ Chiropractors||$9,500|
|Sweeney for Senate||$8,200|
|NJ Realtors Assoc||$8,200|
- Bonnie Watson Coleman personal website
- New Jersey General Assembly - Hon. Bonnie Watson Coleman
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- NJ Assembly Dems - Coleman profile
- State Surge - Legislative and voting track record
- Campaign Contributions: 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005, 1999, 1997
- Bonnie Watson Coleman on Facebook
- Bonnie Watson Coleman on Twitter
- Project Vote Smart - Assemblywoman Coleman
- Project Vote Smart - Assemblywoman Coleman Issue Positions
- New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor
- New Jersey Department of State, 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List
- Star Ledger 2009 Election Results, November 4, 2009
- Official New Jersey Assembly General Election Results
- Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign contributions
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