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Cleopatra Tucker
CTucker.jpg
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 District 28. She was first elected to the chamber in 2007.

Biography

Tucker earned her B.A. in Sociology from Miles College at Tennessee State University. Her professional experience includes working as executive director for the nonprofit, 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]

Pensions

Double dipping is a term used to describe the practice of allowing government employees to “retire,” start collecting a pension and then return to work for the state while continuing to receive pension benefits. It is currently permitted in New Jersey. Banning or limiting double dipping is among the proposals in New Jersey to reduce the state pension obligation. Two companion bills, S601 and A860, were introduced in the 2012-2013 legislative session. As of August 2014 neither has reached the floor for a vote. In July 2013 New Jersey Watchdog published an article focusing on double dipping by New Jersey state legislators. The report identified 18 state lawmakers who receive retirement checks totaling $782,000 a year in addition to their legislative salaries. The roster includes leaders of each party in both the Senate and Assembly.[3]
Tucker was included on the list of legislators currently receiving pension benefits and a legislative salary. According to the 2013 report, Tucker receives a $33,996 pension per year. The employer at retirement was Newark Housing Authority.[3]

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. She was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. She is challenged by James Boydston (R), Peter S. Manning (R), and incumbent Ralph Caputo (D) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[4] [5]

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 David Pinckney in the November 8 general election.[6]

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

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 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.[7] She was bracketed with Ralph Caputo.[8]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Tucker is available dating back to 2007. Based on available campaign finance records, Tucker raised a total of $163,043 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[9]

Cleopatra Tucker's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 28 Won $43,421
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 28 Won $61,874
2007 New Jersey General Assembly, District 28 Won $57,748
Grand Total Raised $163,043

2011

Tucker won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Tucker raised a total of $43,421.

2009

Tucker won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Tucker raised a total of $61,874.

2007

Tucker won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. During that election cycle, Tucker raised a total of $57,748.

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Tucker’s endorsements include the following: [10] [11]

  • The New Jersey AFL-CIO
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey

2011

In 2011, Tucker’s endorsements included the following:[12]

Personal

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

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