Connie Wagner

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Concetta Wagner
New Jersey General Assembly District 38
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
January 2012
Years in position 7
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 3, 2009
First elected2007
Next generalNovember 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sTrenton State College
Master'sMontclair State University
Date of birth07/07/1948
Office website
Concetta Wagner is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 38 since 2008.

Prior to her election to the Assembly, Wagner served on the Bergen County Board of Freeholders during 2007, and on the Borough of Paramus Council from 2002-2007.[1]

Committee assignments




See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011
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Wagner is running for re-election in 2011. She and Timothy Eustace ran unopposed in the June 7 Democratic primary. Richard Goldberg and Fernando Alonso defeated Joseph Gant, Scott Verrone, and Wojciech Siemaszkiewicz in the Republican primary. Vinko Grskovic is running as an Independent in the November 8 general election as well.[2]


Asbury Park Press

District 38 is one of only three districts that the Asbury Park Press identified as competitive in 2011. The other two are Districts 2 and 14. Districts 2 and 38 may lean more Republican after 2011 redistricting, and District 14 may still favor Democrats. As evidence, they cite a drop in registered Democrats in Districts 2 and 38, and only a small decrease in registered Democrats in District 14. History has shown, argues APP, that districts where Democrats hold less than a 10,000 registered voter advantage typically favor the GOP. The Democratic registration advantage in District 38 is roughly 12,000, (down from 22,000).[3]

NJ Spotlight

NJ Spotlight has identified District 38 as one of the most competitive districts in the state, with potential for the GOP to pickup a seat in the Assembly.[4]


Wagner won re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election. She was bracketed with Joan Voss and defeated Republican challengers Nicholas Lonzisero and Judith Fisher.[5][6][7]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Thirty-Eighth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Concetta Wagner (D) 28,618
Green check mark transparent.png Joan M. Voss (D) 28,078
Judith Fisher (R) 23,132
Nicholas Lonzisero (R) 22,808

Campaign donors


District 38 ranks second in fundraising

As of October 25, candidates for District 38 have raised $3,394,798--according to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission. This makes District 38 number two in fundraising for the 2011 election season. Candidates for the district have spent $3,023,924 of their campaign funds.[8]


Below are Wagner's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[9]

Contributor 2009 total
Electrical Workers Local 164 $16,400
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 14 $9,700
New Jersey Education Association $9,700
Fund Of Joe Roberts Assembly Speaker $8,200
Bob Gordon For Senate $8,200


  • A1068 Requires NJT to purchase alternative fuel vehicles.
  • A1325 Requires labeling of food containing any product from a cloned animal or its progeny.
  • A2362 The "Animal Cruelty Recodification and Modernization Act."
  • A3374 Makes FY 2009 supplemental appropriations totaling $22,500,000 to provide food, energy and legal aid assistance to individuals and families under the "New Jersey Economic Assistance and Recovery Plan." [10]



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Preceded by
New Jersey General Assembly District 38
Succeeded by