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{{TOCnestright}}'''Cleopatra Tucker''' (b. April 9, 1943) is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]], representing the 28th District since 2008.
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Cleopatra G. Tucker''' (b. April 9, 1943) is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]], representing the 28th District since 2008.
  
Tucker is also the Executive Director of The Centre Incorporated.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=69745 Project Vote Smart - Assemblywoman Tucker]</ref>
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Tucker studied at Tennessee University's Miles College.  She is also the Executive Director of The Centre Incorporated.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=69745 Project Vote Smart - Assemblywoman Tucker]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
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* [[Health and Senior Services Committee, New Jersey General Assembly|Health and Senior Services]]
 
* [[Health and Senior Services Committee, New Jersey General Assembly|Health and Senior Services]]
 
* [[Human Services Committee, New Jersey General Assembly|Human Services]]
 
* [[Human Services Committee, New Jersey General Assembly|Human Services]]
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==Issues==
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===Sponsored legislation===
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*A2605 Permits certain special law enforcement officers to carry firearms at all times when in State.
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*A2693 Clarifies that certain sports and entertainment projects are an essential public and governmental use and purpose and exempt from property taxation.
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*A3452 Establishes Criminal Sentencing Commission to study and review the criminal law and recommend revisions; repeals existing commissions.
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*A4082 Requires public bodies to provide funds for outreach and training programs for minority group members and women in connection with certain construction contracts. <ref>[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillsBySponsor.asp New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2013===
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:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013]]''
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Tucker {{2013isrunning}} in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|New Jersey General Assembly]] District 28. Tucker is bracketed with [[Ralph Caputo]]. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He is challenged by [[James Boydston]] (R) and [[Peter S. Manning]] (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://www.essexclerk.com/election/ElectionFrame.html ''Essex County Unofficial Primary Results,'' June 4, 2013]</ref>
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===2011===
 
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==Issues==
 
===Sponsored legislation===
 
*A2605 Permits certain special law enforcement officers to carry firearms at all times when in State.
 
*A2693 Clarifies that certain sports and entertainment projects are an essential public and governmental use and purpose and exempt from property taxation.
 
*A3452 Establishes Criminal Sentencing Commission to study and review the criminal law and recommend revisions; repeals existing commissions.
 
*A4082 Requires public bodies to provide funds for outreach and training programs for minority group members and women in connection with certain construction contracts. <ref>[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillsBySponsor.asp New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor]</ref>
 
  
 
==Endorsements==
 
==Endorsements==
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
Tucker has been endorsed by:
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Tucker was endorsed by:
 
* [http://www.njaflcio.org/ New Jersey State AFL-CIO] <ref>[http://www.politickernj.com/files/NJ%20State%20AFL-CIO%20Endorsed%20Candidates%208-4-2011.pdf ''Politicker NJ,'' 2011 AFL-CIO endorsed candidates, accessed Aug. 5, 2011]</ref>
 
* [http://www.njaflcio.org/ New Jersey State AFL-CIO] <ref>[http://www.politickernj.com/files/NJ%20State%20AFL-CIO%20Endorsed%20Candidates%208-4-2011.pdf ''Politicker NJ,'' 2011 AFL-CIO endorsed candidates, accessed Aug. 5, 2011]</ref>
  
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==Personal==
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Tucker and her late husband, Donald, have two children.
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==Recent news==
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==Additional reading==
 
==Additional reading==
 
*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1006/0005/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Legislative District 28," October 6, 2011]
 
*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1006/0005/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Legislative District 28," October 6, 2011]
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Cleopatra Tucker
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New Jersey General Assembly District 28
Incumbent
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2007
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTennessee State University, Miles College
Personal
Birthday04/09/1943
ProfessionExecutive Director, The Centre Inc.
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Cleopatra G. Tucker (b. April 9, 1943) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 28th District since 2008.

Tucker studied at Tennessee University's Miles College. She is also the Executive Director of The Centre Incorporated.[1]

Committee assignments

2010-2012

Issues

  • A2605 Permits certain special law enforcement officers to carry firearms at all times when in State.
  • A2693 Clarifies that certain sports and entertainment projects are an essential public and governmental use and purpose and exempt from property taxation.
  • A3452 Establishes Criminal Sentencing Commission to study and review the criminal law and recommend revisions; repeals existing commissions.
  • A4082 Requires public bodies to provide funds for outreach and training programs for minority group members and women in connection with certain construction contracts. [2]

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Tucker ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 28. Tucker is bracketed with Ralph Caputo. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He is challenged by James Boydston (R) and Peter S. Manning (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[3]

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Tucker won re-election in 2011. She and incumbent Ralph Caputo were bracketed together and defeated Michael Frazzano in the Democratic Primary on June 7. They then defeated Carol Humphreys and Sajda Barlas in the November 8 general election.[4]

New Jersey General Assembly District 28 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCleopatra Tucker Incumbent 38.2% 14,002
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Caputo Incumbent 37.6% 13,786
     Republican Carol Humphreys 12.6% 4,607
     Republican David Pinckney 11.6% 4,258
Total Votes 36,653

2009

Running for re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election, Tucker received 25,516 votes (40%), defeating Republican challengers Herbert Glenn and Andrew Bloschak.[5] She was bracketed with Ralph Caputo.[6]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Twenty-Eighth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Cleopatra G. Tucker (D) 25,975
Green check mark transparent.png Ralph R. Caputo (D) 25,172
Herbert Glenn (R) 6,477
Andrew Bloschak (R) 6,053

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Tucker received $43,421 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Cleopatra Tucker's campaign in 2011
Tucker, Cleopatra G$5,000
Blisten, Marie$5,000
Gorden, Sherry$4,000
Gorden, Sherryl$4,000
Blank$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $43,421
Total Votes received in 2011 14,002
Cost of each vote received $3.1

2009

Below are Tucker's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[8]

Contributor 2009 total
Tucker, Cleopatra G $7,200
Gold Schnitler, Ginger $3,400
Etechinson, Gene $1,500
Owens, Gerald $1,000
Muhammad, Rahaman $1,000

Endorsements

2011

Tucker was endorsed by:

Personal

Tucker and her late husband, Donald, have two children.

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