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   |First elected = 2007
 
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   |Next election = November 3, 2015
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   |Office website = http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=278
 
   |Office website = http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=278
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Caroline Casagrande''' (b. November 21, 1976) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]], representing the 12th District since 2008. She was moved into District 11 by the [[Redistricting in New Jersey|2011 redistricting process]].
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Caroline Casagrande''' (b. November 21, 1976) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]], representing District 11. She was first elected to the chamber in 2007.  Casagrande formerly represented District 12 from 2008 to 2012.  Due to redistricting, she ran for District 11 in the November 8, 2011 election.
  
Casagrande received her JD from Rutgers School of Law and BA from Pennsylvania State UniversityShe has worked as a partner with Menna Supko & Casagrande, an associate with Cleary Afieri Jones & Hoyle, and a law clerk with Honorable Robert W. O'Hagan. <ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=69720 Project Vote Smart - Assemblywoman Casagrande]</ref>
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==Biography==
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Casagrande earned her B.A. in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University in 1999 and her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law.  Her professional experience includes working as a partner with Menna Supko & Casagrande, an associate with Cleary Afieri Jones & Hoyle and as a law clerk with Honorable Robert W. O'Hagan. <ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=69720 Project Vote Smart - Assemblywoman Casagrande]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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* [[Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee, New Jersey General Assembly|Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee]]
 
* [[Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee, New Jersey General Assembly|Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee]]
 
* [[State Government Committee, New Jersey General Assembly|State Government]]
 
* [[State Government Committee, New Jersey General Assembly|State Government]]
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==Issues==
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<div style="float:right">
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{|class="wikitable" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" width="205"
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|-
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|{{#ev:youtube|TNMST1GrqvQ|300}}<br><span style="font-size:80%">Assemblywoman Casagrande discusses the sales tax holiday</span>
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|}
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</div>
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===Sponsored legislation===                           
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*A2204 Permits use of overseas absentee ballots for all elections; authorizes transmission of ballots by electronic means.
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*A3097 Requires labeling of foods produced from cloned animals. 
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*A3150 Provides for mandatory life imprisonment for aggravated sexual assault.
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*A3552 Prohibits persons violating animal cruelty law from owning, keeping, or harboring animals; requires DHSS establish and maintain website list of such persons.    <ref>[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillsBySponsor.asp New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor]</ref>
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===National Political Awareness Test===
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Casagrande's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2007 National Political Awareness Test are available.  In the test she listed her top priorities as:
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<blockquote>
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*1. Cut spending to lower property taxes - Eliminate $2 billion in wasteful government spending and cut property taxes permanently by at lease 20% for every NJ family.
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*2. Fully fund our schools - Five years of flat funding have driven school property taxes trhough the roof.
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*3. Pass real ethics reform - The politicians in Trenton failed to deliver reform. Its time to permanently ban politicians from abusing the pension system.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=69720 Project Vote Smart - Assemblywoman Casagrande ''Issue Positions'']</ref></blockquote>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2013===
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:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013]]''
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Casagrande won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|New Jersey General Assembly]] District 11. Casagrande was bracketed with [[Mary Pat Angelini]]. She was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. She and incumbent [[Mary Pat Angelini]] (R) defeated [[Edward Zipprich]] (D) and [[Kevin McMillan]] (D) in the general election which took place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-primary-results-general-assembly.pdf ''New Jersey Department of Elections'', "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed July 26, 2013]</ref> <ref name=gencand>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-candidates-general-assembly-0912b.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-general-assembly.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 9, 2013]</ref>
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{{Election box 2013
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|Chamber= New Jersey General Assembly, District 11 General Election
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|party1= Republican
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|party2= Republican
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|party3= Democratic
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|party4= Democratic
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|party5=
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|party6=
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|winner1=Mary Pat Angelini
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|winner2= Caroline Casagrande
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|Inc1=Y
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|Inc2=Y
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|votes1 = 29842
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|votes2 = 28827
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|candidate3 = Kevin McMillan
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|candidate4= Edward Zipprich
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|candidate5=
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|candidate6=
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|votes3=20406
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|votes4=19968
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|votes5=
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|votes6=
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}}
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===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011]]''
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====First female legislative team====
 
====First female legislative team====
  
If the Republican candidates win in the general election, District 11 will feature the state's first all-female legislative team. In addition to Angelini and Casagrande, [[Jennifer Beck]] (R) won District 11 the [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011|New Jersey State Senate]].<ref>[http://atl.gmnews.com/news/2011-06-30/Front_Page/GOP_legislators_kick_off_run_for_11th_District.html ''Atlanticville,'' "GOP legislators kick off run for 11th District," June 30, 2011]</ref>
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Since the Republican candidates won the general election, District 11 will feature the state's first all-female legislative team. In addition to Angelini and Casagrande, [[Jennifer Beck]] (R) won District 11 the [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011|New Jersey State Senate]].<ref>[http://atl.gmnews.com/news/2011-06-30/Front_Page/GOP_legislators_kick_off_run_for_11th_District.html ''Atlanticville,'' "GOP legislators kick off run for 11th District," June 30, 2011]</ref>
  
 
====Speculation====
 
====Speculation====
  
District 11 was reshaped to become a minority opportunity district. While ''NJSpotlight'' predicts a win for the GOP ticket, ''PolitickerNJ'' notes that the ''Asbury Park Press'' endorsement of [[Vin Gopal]] (D) may increase his chances of election. [[Jennifer Beck]] (R) and Casagrande were also endorsed--''APP'' declined to endorse [[Raymond Santiago]] (D), [[Kathleen Horgan]] (D), and [[Mary Pat Angelini]] (R). In addition, the Democratic challengers in District 11 have raised over $100,000.<ref name="ticker">[http://www.politickernj.com/patrick-murray/52139/new-jersey-legislative-forecast ''PolitickerNJ,'' "New Jersey Legislative Forecast," November 1, 2011]</ref><ref name="spotlight">[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/0412/0219/ ''NJ Spotlight,'' "Election 2011: Where the Republicans Can Pick Up Assembly Seats," April 12, 2011]</ref>
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District 11 was reshaped to become a minority opportunity district. While ''NJSpotlight'' predicted a win for the GOP ticket, ''PolitickerNJ'' noted that the ''Asbury Park Press'' endorsement of [[Vin Gopal]] (D) could increase his chance of winning. [[Jennifer Beck]] (R) and [[Caroline Casagrande]] (R) were also endorsed--''APP'' declined to endorse Angelini, [[Raymond Santiago]] (D), and [[Kathleen Horgan]] (D). In addition, the Democratic challengers in District 11 have raised over $100,000.<ref name="ticker">[http://www.politickernj.com/patrick-murray/52139/new-jersey-legislative-forecast ''PolitickerNJ,'' "New Jersey Legislative Forecast," November 1, 2011]</ref><ref name="spotlight">[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/0412/0219/ ''NJ Spotlight,'' "Election 2011: Where the Republicans Can Pick Up Assembly Seats," April 12, 2011]</ref>
  
 
===2009===
 
===2009===
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:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009]]''
 
Running for re-election in 2009, Casagrande received 41,279 votes (31%), defeating challengers [[John Amberg]], [[Michelle Roth]], and [[Steven Welzer]].  She was bracketed with [[Declan O'Scanlon, Jr.]].<ref>[http://elections.nj.com/dynamic/files/elections/2009/by_state/NJ_State_Assembly_1103.html?SITE=NJNEWELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Star Ledger'' 2009 Election Results, November 4, 2009]</ref><ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/2009results/09general/official-gen-elect-gen-assembly-tallies-120109.pdf Official New Jersey Assembly General Election Results]</ref>
 
Running for re-election in 2009, Casagrande received 41,279 votes (31%), defeating challengers [[John Amberg]], [[Michelle Roth]], and [[Steven Welzer]].  She was bracketed with [[Declan O'Scanlon, Jr.]].<ref>[http://elections.nj.com/dynamic/files/elections/2009/by_state/NJ_State_Assembly_1103.html?SITE=NJNEWELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Star Ledger'' 2009 Election Results, November 4, 2009]</ref><ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/2009results/09general/official-gen-elect-gen-assembly-tallies-120109.pdf Official New Jersey Assembly General Election Results]</ref>
  
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2009===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
Below are Casagrande's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113447 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign contributions]</ref>
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|Name = Casagrande
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|Full name = Caroline Casagrande
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|year = 2007
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|Editdate = August 16, 2013
! valign="bottom" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | 2009 total
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=8993 ''followthemoney.org,'' "Casagrande, Caroline" Accessed August 16, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
|Add Funds Transferred From Prior Campaign
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|totalraised2011 = 304744
|$12,759
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|result2011 = Won
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|office2011 = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011|New Jersey General Assembly, District 11]]
|Biondi, Peter J
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|totalraised2009 = 97880
|$5,000
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|result2009 = Won
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|office2009 = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009|New Jersey General Assembly, District 12]]
|Comcast
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|totalraised2007 = 173697
|$3,000
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|result2007 = Won
|-
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|office2007 = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2007|New Jersey General Assembly, District 12]]
|New Jersey Business & Industry Association
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}}
|$2,000
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|-
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|New Jersey State Police Benevolent Association
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|$1,600
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|-
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|}
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==Issues==
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===2011===
<div style="float:right">
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{{SLP donor box 2011
{|class="wikitable" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" width="205"
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|name = Casagrande
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|full Name = Caroline Casagrande
|{{#ev:youtube|TNMST1GrqvQ|300}}<br><span style="font-size:80%">Assemblywoman Casagrande discusses the sales tax holiday</span>
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=133744
|}
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|office= New Jersey General Assembly
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|new = no
===Sponsored legislation===                            
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|party = Republican
*A2204 Permits use of overseas absentee ballots for all elections; authorizes transmission of ballots by electronic means.
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|total raised = 304744
*A3097 Requires labeling of foods produced from cloned animals. 
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|org1 = New Jersey Republican Party
*A3150 Provides for mandatory life imprisonment for aggravated sexual assault.
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|org2 = Election Fund Of Assemblyman Dave Rible
*A3552 Prohibits persons violating animal cruelty law from owning, keeping, or harboring animals; requires DHSS establish and maintain website list of such persons.    <ref>[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillsBySponsor.asp New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor]</ref>
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|org3 = Election Fund Of Alex De Croce
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|org4 = New Jersey Automobile Dealers Assocation
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|org5 = Bramnick For Assembly
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|orgamount1 = 56,277
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|orgamount2 = 8,200
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|orgamount3 = 8,000
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|orgamount4 = 7,200
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|orgamount5 = 6,000
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|}}
  
===National Political Awareness Test===
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===2009===
Casagrande's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2007 National Political Awareness Test are available.  In the test she listed her top priorities as:
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{{SLP donor box 2009
<blockquote>
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|name = Casagrande
*1. Cut spending to lower property taxes - Eliminate $2 billion in wasteful government spending and cut property taxes permanently by at lease 20% for every NJ family.
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|full Name = Caroline Casagrande
*2. Fully fund our schools - Five years of flat funding have driven school property taxes trhough the roof.
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113447
*3. Pass real ethics reform - The politicians in Trenton failed to deliver reform. Its time to permanently ban politicians from abusing the pension system.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=69720 Project Vote Smart - Assemblywoman Casagrande ''Issue Positions'']</ref></blockquote>
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|office= New Jersey General Assembly
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 97880
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|org1 = Biondi, Peter J
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|org2 = Comcast
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|org3 = New Jersey Business & Industry Association
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|org4 = New Jersey State Police Benevolent Association
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|org5 = Parmar, Paul
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|orgamount1 = 5,000
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|orgamount2 = 3,000
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|orgamount3 = 2,000
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|orgamount4 = 1,600
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|orgamount5 = 1,500
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|}}
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===2007===
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{{SLP donor box 2007
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|name = Casagrande
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|full Name = Caroline Casagrande
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95691
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|office= New Jersey General Assembly
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|new = yes
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 173697
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|org1 = New Jersey Republican Party
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|org2 = Election Fund of Alex Decroce
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|org3 = Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey
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|org4 = Election Fund of Joseph R Malone III For Assembly
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|org5 = Kyrillos Senator Cmte
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|orgamount1 = 90,477
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|orgamount2 = 8,200
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|orgamount3 = 8,200
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|orgamount4 = 8,000
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|orgamount5 = 5,200
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|}}
  
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==Endorsements==
 
===Presidential preference===
 
===Presidential preference===
 
{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://mittromney.com/news/press/2011/12/mitt-romney-announces-support-new-jersey-leaders ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Support of New Jersey Leaders," December 15, 2011]</ref>
 
{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://mittromney.com/news/press/2011/12/mitt-romney-announces-support-new-jersey-leaders ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Support of New Jersey Leaders," December 15, 2011]</ref>
  
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==Personal==
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Casagrande and her husband, Stephen Chance, have two sons, Harrison and Teddy.
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==Recent news==
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{{submit a bio}}
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''Caroline + Casagrande + New Jersey + Assembly'''"
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Caroline+Casagrande+New+Jersey+Assembly&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Caroline Casagrande News Feed}}
 
==Additional reading==
 
==Additional reading==
 
*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1012/1802/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Legislative District 11," October 13, 2011]
 
*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1012/1802/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Legislative District 11," October 13, 2011]
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.njassemblyrepublicans.com/?works=casagrande Official Campaign Website]
 
*[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=278 New Jersey General Assembly - Hon. Caroline Casagrande]  
 
*[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=278 New Jersey General Assembly - Hon. Caroline Casagrande]  
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=69720 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=69720 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://district12.senatenj.com/casagrande.php NJ 12th legislative district - Assemblywoman Casagrande]
 
*[http://district12.senatenj.com/casagrande.php NJ 12th legislative district - Assemblywoman Casagrande]
 
*[http://twitter.com/NJAssemblywoman Assemblywoman Casagrande on Twitter]
 
*[http://twitter.com/NJAssemblywoman Assemblywoman Casagrande on Twitter]
*Campaign Contributions:[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113447 2009], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95691 2007]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/carolinecasagrade.nj/info Caroline Casagrande Facebook page]
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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=133744 2011], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113447 2009], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95691 2007]
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*[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-primary-results-general-assembly.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', Official Primary Results]
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* [http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-unofficial-general-candidates-general-assembly-0715.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', Unofficial general election candidates]
  
 
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Revision as of 13:15, 9 December 2013

Caroline Casagrande
CCasagrande.jpg
New Jersey General Assembly District 12
Incumbent
In office
2012 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey General Assembly District 12
2008 - 2012
Education
Bachelor'sPennsylvania State University
J.D.Rutgers School of Law, 2002
Personal
Birthday11/21/1976
Place of birthPoint Pleasant, NJ
ProfessionLegislator
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Caroline Casagrande (b. November 21, 1976) is a Republican member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 11. She was first elected to the chamber in 2007. Casagrande formerly represented District 12 from 2008 to 2012. Due to redistricting, she ran for District 11 in the November 8, 2011 election.

Biography

Casagrande earned her B.A. in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University in 1999 and her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law. Her professional experience includes working as a partner with Menna Supko & Casagrande, an associate with Cleary Afieri Jones & Hoyle and as a law clerk with Honorable Robert W. O'Hagan. [1]

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:

Issues


Assemblywoman Casagrande discusses the sales tax holiday

  • A2204 Permits use of overseas absentee ballots for all elections; authorizes transmission of ballots by electronic means.
  • A3097 Requires labeling of foods produced from cloned animals.
  • A3150 Provides for mandatory life imprisonment for aggravated sexual assault.
  • A3552 Prohibits persons violating animal cruelty law from owning, keeping, or harboring animals; requires DHSS establish and maintain website list of such persons. [2]

National Political Awareness Test

Casagrande's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2007 National Political Awareness Test are available. In the test she listed her top priorities as:

  • 1. Cut spending to lower property taxes - Eliminate $2 billion in wasteful government spending and cut property taxes permanently by at lease 20% for every NJ family.
  • 2. Fully fund our schools - Five years of flat funding have driven school property taxes trhough the roof.
  • 3. Pass real ethics reform - The politicians in Trenton failed to deliver reform. Its time to permanently ban politicians from abusing the pension system.[3]

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Casagrande won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 11. Casagrande was bracketed with Mary Pat Angelini. She was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. She and incumbent Mary Pat Angelini (R) defeated Edward Zipprich (D) and Kevin McMillan (D) in the general election which took place on November 5, 2013.[4] [5][6][7]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 11 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMary Pat Angelini Incumbent 30.1% 29,842
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCaroline Casagrande Incumbent 29.1% 28,827
     Democratic Kevin McMillan 20.6% 20,406
     Democratic Edward Zipprich 20.2% 19,968
Total Votes 99,043

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Casagrande won re-election in 2011, but for District 11 instead of her current District 12 due to redistricting. Casagrande and incumbent Mary Pat Angelini ran uncontested in the Republican Primary on June 7. They then defeated Kathleen Horgan (D), Vin Gopal (D), and Daniel Jacobson (I) in the November 8 general election.[8]

New Jersey General Assembly District 11 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMary Pat Angelini Incumbent 26.4% 18,479
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCaroline Casagrande Incumbent 26.8% 18,739
     Democratic Vin Gopal 22% 15,392
     Democratic Kathleen Horgan 21.5% 15,060
     Independent Daniel Jacobson 3.4% 2,358
Total Votes 70,028

First female legislative team

Since the Republican candidates won the general election, District 11 will feature the state's first all-female legislative team. In addition to Angelini and Casagrande, Jennifer Beck (R) won District 11 the New Jersey State Senate.[9]

Speculation

District 11 was reshaped to become a minority opportunity district. While NJSpotlight predicted a win for the GOP ticket, PolitickerNJ noted that the Asbury Park Press endorsement of Vin Gopal (D) could increase his chance of winning. Jennifer Beck (R) and Caroline Casagrande (R) were also endorsed--APP declined to endorse Angelini, Raymond Santiago (D), and Kathleen Horgan (D). In addition, the Democratic challengers in District 11 have raised over $100,000.[10][11]

2009

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

Running for re-election in 2009, Casagrande received 41,279 votes (31%), defeating challengers John Amberg, Michelle Roth, and Steven Welzer. She was bracketed with Declan O'Scanlon, Jr..[12][13]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Twelfth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Declan J. O'Scanlon, Jr. (R) 42,932
Green check mark transparent.png Caroline Casagrande (R) 42,662
Michelle Roth (D) 25,891
John Amberg (D) 24,125
Steven Welzer (Gr) 1,635

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Casagrande is available dating back to 2007. Based on available campaign finance records, Casagrande raised a total of $576,321 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 16, 2013.[14]

Caroline Casagrande's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 11 Won $304,744
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 12 Won $97,880
2007 New Jersey General Assembly, District 12 Won $173,697
Grand Total Raised $576,321

2011

Casagrande won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Casagrande raised a total of $304,744.

2009

Casagrande won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Casagrande raised a total of $97,880.

2007

Casagrande won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. During that election cycle, Casagrande raised a total of $173,697.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Caroline Casagrande endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [15]

Personal

Casagrande and her husband, Stephen Chance, have two sons, Harrison and Teddy.

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