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   |Tenure = 2008 - Present
 
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   |Last election = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|November 5, 2013]]
 
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   |First elected = 2007
 
   |First elected = 2007
 
   |Term limits =  
 
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   |Next election = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|November 5, 2013]]
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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 [[New Jersey General Assembly District 28| District 28]].  She was first elected to the chamber in 2007.
  
Tucker studied at Tennessee University's Miles CollegeShe 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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==Biography==
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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.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=69745 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Biography," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2015 legislative session===
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At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Tucker served on the following committees:
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|Chair2 = Vice-Chair
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|Committee3 = Regulatory Oversight
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===2014 legislative session===
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In the 2014 legislative session, Tucker served on the following committees:
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|Committee1 =Military and Veterans' Affairs
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|Committee2 = Human Services
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|Committee3 = Regulatory Oversight
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===2010-2012===
 
===2010-2012===
* [[Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee, New Jersey General Assembly|Military and Veterans' Affairs]] (Vice-Chair)
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In the 2010-2012 legislative session, Tucker served on the following committees:
* [[Health and Senior Services Committee, New Jersey General Assembly|Health and Senior Services]]
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* [[Human Services Committee, New Jersey General Assembly|Human Services]]
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{{Committee Assignments
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|year = 2010
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|Chamber = General Assembly
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|Committee1 =Military and Veterans' Affairs
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|Chair1=Vice-Chair
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|Committee2 = Health and Senior Services
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|Committee3 = Human Services
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|Chair3=
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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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.  
 
*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.  
 
*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>
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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>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillsBySponsor.asp ''New Jersey State Legislature,'' "Bills Sponsored by Senators and Representatives," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
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===Pensions===
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{{NJ DD writeup}}<br>
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{{pension dipping|name=Tucker|pension=$33,996|employer=Newark Housing Authority}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2015===
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:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2015]]''
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{{NJ House 2015}}
 
===2013===
 
===2013===
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013]]''
  
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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Tucker won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|New Jersey General Assembly]] District 28. Tucker was bracketed with [[Ralph Caputo]]. She was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. She and incumbent [[Ralph Caputo]] (D) defeated [[James Boydston]] (R) and [[Peter S. Manning]] (R) 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://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-candidates-general-assembly-0912b.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' "Official 2013 General Assembly general election candidates," accessed April 10, 2014]</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 28 General Election
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|party1= Democratic
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|party2= Democratic
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|party3= Republican
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|party4= Republican
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|party6=
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|winner1=Ralph Caputo
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|winner2= Cleopatra G. Tucker
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|Inc1=Y
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|Inc2=Y
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|votes1 = 26221
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|votes2 =25869
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|candidate3 = Peter S. Manning
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|candidate4= James Boydston
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|candidate6=
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|votes3=7875
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|votes4=7452
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}}
  
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 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.<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/election-results/official-2011-primary-candidates-gen-assembly-050411.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/2011-results/2011-official-primary-candidates-gen-assembly-050411.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' "2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
  
 
{{Election box 2011
 
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===2009===
 
===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]].<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>  She was bracketed with [[Ralph Caputo]].<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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:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009]]''
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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]].<ref>[http://elections.nj.com/dynamic/files/elections/2009/by_state/NJ_State_Assembly_1103.html?SITE=NJNEWELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press,'' "General Election Results, November 4, 2009," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>  She was bracketed with [[Ralph Caputo]].
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<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/election-results/2009-official-gen-elect-gen-assembly-tallies-120109.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' "Official 2009 New Jersey Assembly General Election Results," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
  
 
{{Votebox |  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name =  Tucker
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|Full name = Cleopatra Tucker
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|year = 2007
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|Editdate = April 15, 2015
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/show-me?f-core=1&c-t-eid=13008958 ''Follow the Money'', "Contributions to Tucker, Cleopatra," accessed April 15, 2015]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2013 = 27815
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|result2013 = Won
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|office2013 = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|New Jersey General Assembly, District 28]]
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|totalraised2011 = 43421
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|result2011 = Won
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|office2011 = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011|New Jersey General Assembly, District 28]]
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|totalraised2009 = 61874
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|result2009 = Won
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|office2009 = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009|New Jersey General Assembly, District 28]]
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|totalraised2007 = 57748
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|result2007 = Won
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|office2007 = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2007|New Jersey General Assembly, District 28]]
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}}
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===2013===
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{{SLP donor box 2013
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|name =  Tucker
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|full Name = Cleopatra Tucker
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/show-me?f-core=1&c-t-eid=13008958
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|office = New Jersey General Assembly
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|party = Democratic
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|new =  no
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|total raised = 27815
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|org1 = Ginger Gold Schnitzer
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|org2 = Gordon, Sherryl
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|org3 = Owens, Gerald
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|org4 = Blank
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|org5 = Hahn, Seth
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|orgamount1 = 3500
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|orgamount2 = 2500
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|orgamount3 = 2000
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|orgamount4 = 1000
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|orgamount5 = 1000
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|}}
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
In 2011, Tucker received $43,421 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NJ&y=2011&f=H Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2011
 
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|name = Tucker
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|full Name = Cleopatra Tucker
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/show-me?f-core=1&c-t-eid=13008958
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|office= New Jersey General Assembly
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|new = no
 
|party = Democratic
 
|party = Democratic
 
|total raised = 43421
 
|total raised = 43421
|total votes = 14002
 
 
|org1 = Tucker, Cleopatra G
 
|org1 = Tucker, Cleopatra G
 
|org2 = Blisten, Marie
 
|org2 = Blisten, Marie
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|org4 = Gorden, Sherryl
 
|org4 = Gorden, Sherryl
 
|org5 = Blank
 
|org5 = Blank
|orgdonor1 = 5,000
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|orgamount1 = 5,000
|orgdonor2 = 5,000
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|orgamount2 = 5,000
|orgdonor3 = 4,000
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|orgamount3 = 4,000
|orgdonor4 = 4,000
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|orgamount4 = 4,000
|orgdonor5 = 1,000
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|orgamount5 = 1,000
 
|}}
 
|}}
  
 
===2009===
 
===2009===
Below are Tucker's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113382 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign contributions]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2009
{| class="wikitable"
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|name =  Tucker
|-
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|full Name = Cleopatra Tucker
! valign="bottom" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Contributor
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/show-me?f-core=1&c-t-eid=13008958
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|office= New Jersey General Assembly
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|new = no
|Tucker, Cleopatra G
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|party = Democratic
|$7,200
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|total raised = 61874
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|org1 = Tucker, Cleopatra G
|Gold Schnitler, Ginger
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|org2 = Gold Schnitler, Ginger
|$3,400
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|org3 = Etechinson, Gene
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|org4 = Muhammad, Rahaman
|Etechinson, Gene
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|org5 = Owens, Gerald
|$1,500
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|orgamount1 = 7,200
|-
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|orgamount2 = 3,400
|Owens, Gerald
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|orgamount3 = 1,500
|$1,000
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|orgamount4 = 1,000
|-
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|orgamount5 = 1,000
|Muhammad, Rahaman
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|}}
|$1,000
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|-
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|}
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===2007===
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{{SLP donor box 2007
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|name =  Tucker
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|full Name = Cleopatra Tucker
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/show-me?f-core=1&c-t-eid=13008958
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|office= New Jersey General Assembly
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|new = yes
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 57748
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|org1 = New Jersey Regional Council of Carpenters
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|org2 = 28th District Democrats
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|org3 = Fund of Assembly Speaker Joe Roberts
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|org4 = Coleman, Bonnie Watson
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|org5 = New Jersey Association of Realtors
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|orgamount1 = 8,200
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|orgamount2 = 6,400
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|orgamount3 = 5,000
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|orgamount4 = 1,500
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|orgamount5 = 1,000
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|}}
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==Scorecards==
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{{New Jersey legislature scorecards|Begin=2012|End=2020}}
 
==Endorsements==
 
==Endorsements==
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===2013===
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In 2013, Tucker’s endorsements included the following:<ref>[http://www.politickernj.com/66374/afl-cio-endorses-candidates-elections ''PolitickerNJ.com'', "AFL-CIO endorses candidates for elections," accessed September 4, 2013]</ref>
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<ref>[http://ppactionnj.org/planned-parenthood-action-fund-of-new-jersey-announces-endorsements-in-state-elections/ ''Planned Parenthood NJ'' "Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey Announces Endorsements in State Elections," accessed September 5, 2013]</ref>
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:* The New Jersey AFL-CIO
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:* Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey
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===2011===
 
===2011===
Tucker was endorsed by:
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In 2011, Tucker’s endorsements included the following:<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://www.politickernj.com/files/NJ%20State%20AFL-CIO%20Endorsed%20Candidates%208-4-2011.pdf ''Politicker NJ'', "2011 AFL-CIO endorsed candidates," accessed August 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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:* [http://www.njaflcio.org/ New Jersey State AFL-CIO]
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Tucker and her late husband, Donald, have two children.
 
Tucker and her late husband, Donald, have two children.
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==Additional reading==
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*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1006/0005/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Legislative District 28," October 6, 2011]
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''Cleopatra + Tucker + New + Jersey + General + Assembly'''"
 
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==Additional reading==
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==See also==
*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1006/0005/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Legislative District 28," October 6, 2011]
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*[[New Jersey General Assembly]]
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*[[New Jersey General Assembly#Standing committees|General Assembly Committees]]
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*[[New Jersey State Legislature]]
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*[[New Jersey State Legislature#Joint Legislative Committees|Joint Committees]]
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*[[New Jersey state legislative districts]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
{{submit a leg link}}
*[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=285 NJ Assembly - Hon. Cleopatra Tucker]  
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*[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=285 Profile from the New Jersey General Assembly]
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*[http://openstates.org/nj/legislators/NJL000085/cleopatra-g-tucker/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=69745 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=69745 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=69745 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=69745 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.assemblydems.com/memberindex.asp?RosterKey=285 NJ Assembly Dems - Cleopatra Tucker]
 
*[http://www.assemblydems.com/memberindex.asp?RosterKey=285 NJ Assembly Dems - Cleopatra Tucker]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=133791 2011], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113382 2009], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95922 2007]
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* Campaign contributions via [http://www.followthemoney.org/show-me?f-core=1&c-t-eid=13008958 Follow the Money]
  
 
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Cleopatra Tucker
CTucker.jpg
New Jersey General Assembly District 28
Incumbent
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTennessee State University, Miles College
Personal
Date of birth04/09/1943
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

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Tucker served on the following committees:

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2015
Military and Veterans' Affairs, Chair
Human Services, Vice-Chair
Regulatory Oversight

2014 legislative session

In the 2014 legislative session, Tucker served on the following committees:

2010-2012

In the 2010-2012 legislative session, Tucker served on the following committees:

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 April 2015 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

2015

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2015

Elections for the office of New Jersey General Assembly will take place in 2015. A primary election will be held on June 2, 2015, and the general election November 3, 2015. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2015.[4]

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Tucker won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 28. Tucker was bracketed with Ralph Caputo. She was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. She and incumbent Ralph Caputo (D) defeated James Boydston (R) and Peter S. Manning (R) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[5][6][7][8]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 28 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Caputo Incumbent 38.9% 26,221
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCleopatra G. Tucker Incumbent 38.4% 25,869
     Republican Peter S. Manning 11.7% 7,875
     Republican James Boydston 11.1% 7,452
Total Votes 67,417

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.[9]

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.[10] She was bracketed with Ralph Caputo. [11]

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 $190,858 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 15, 2015.[12]

Cleopatra Tucker's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2013 New Jersey General Assembly, District 28 Won $27,815
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 $190,858

2013

Tucker won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2013. During that election cycle, Tucker raised a total of $27,815.
New Jersey General Assembly 2013 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Cleopatra Tucker's campaign in 2013
Ginger Gold Schnitzer$3,500
Gordon, Sherryl$2,500
Owens, Gerald$2,000
Blank$1,000
Hahn, Seth$1,000
Total Raised in 2013$27,815
Source: Follow the Money

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.

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2014-2015

In 2014, the 216th New Jersey State Legislature will be in session from January 14 through January 1, 2016.

2012-2013

In 2012, the 215th New Jersey State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 10 to January 9, 2013. In 2013, the 215th New Jersey State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 10 to January 13, 2014.

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Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Tucker’s endorsements included the following:[13] [14]

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

2011

In 2011, Tucker’s endorsements included the following:[15]

Personal

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

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References

  1. Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed April 10, 2014
  2. New Jersey State Legislature, "Bills Sponsored by Senators and Representatives," accessed April 10, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 New Jersey Watchdog, "18 double-dipping NJ lawmakers block pension reform," July 22, 2013
  4. New Jersey Department of Elections, "2015 Primary Election Timeline," accessed February 2, 2015
  5. New Jersey Department of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," accessed July 26, 2013
  6. New Jersey Department of State, "Official 2013 General Assembly general election candidates," accessed April 10, 2014
  7. Associated Press, "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013
  8. New Jersey Department of State, "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 9, 2013
  9. New Jersey Department of State, "2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List," accessed April 10, 2014
  10. Associated Press, "General Election Results, November 4, 2009," accessed April 10, 2014
  11. New Jersey Department of State, "Official 2009 New Jersey Assembly General Election Results," accessed April 10, 2014
  12. Follow the Money, "Contributions to Tucker, Cleopatra," accessed April 15, 2015
  13. PolitickerNJ.com, "AFL-CIO endorses candidates for elections," accessed September 4, 2013
  14. Planned Parenthood NJ "Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey Announces Endorsements in State Elections," accessed September 5, 2013
  15. Politicker NJ, "2011 AFL-CIO endorsed candidates," accessed August 5, 2011