Cleopatra Tucker

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Cleopatra Tucker
New Jersey General Assembly District 28
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 7
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2007
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sTennessee State University, Miles College
Date of birth04/09/1943
ProfessionExecutive Director, The Centre Inc.
Office website
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



  • 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]



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) and Peter S. Manning (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[3]


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


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


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
Total Raised in 2011 $43,421
Total Votes received in 2011 14,002
Cost of each vote received $3.1


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



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

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