Cathy Wright (New Jersey)

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Candidate for
U.S. House, New Jersey, District 10
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Cathy Wright was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 10th Congressional District of New Jersey. She was a first-time candidate.[1][2] Wright lost in the primary.[3]

Wright said her lack of political experience was an advantage: "I think that’s what Washington needs, more real people — not career politicians."[2]


Wright is a sales support manager at AT&T. She attended Rutgers University-Livingston College.[1]


Campaign themes

Wright's focus was on jobs and sustainable green energy.[1] She also wanted to freeze congressional pay for 3 years.[1]



See also: New Jersey's 10th Congressional District elections, 2012

Wright ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent New Jersey's 10th District. She lost to Donald Payne Jr. in the June 5 Democratic primary.[4]

New Jersey's 10th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDonald Payne Jr. 59.6% 36,576
Ronald C. Rice 19.5% 11,939
Dennis Flynn 1.3% 779
Nia Gill 16.6% 10,207
Wayne Smith 2.2% 1,356
Cathy Wright 0.8% 501
Total Votes 61,358

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