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Connie Wagner

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Connie Wagner
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New Jersey General Assembly District 38
Incumbent
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
State Deputy Speaker of the Assembly
2012 - Present
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2007
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTrenton State College
Master'sMontclair State University
Personal
Birthday07/07/1948
ProfessionLegislator
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Concetta "Connie" Wagner (b. July 7, 1948) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 38 since 2008. She is currently State Deputy Speaker of the Assembly.

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]

Biography

Wagner earned her B.A. in Social Studies Sducation from Trenton State College and her Master of Arts in student personnel services from Montclair State University.[2]

Committee assignments

2010-2012

Issues

  • 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." [3]

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Wagner ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 38. Wagner is bracketed with Timothy Eustace and defeated Zachary Schrieber in the June 4 Democratic primary. She is challenged by Joseph Scarpa (R) Joan Fragala (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Wagner won re-election in 2011. She and Timothy Eustace ran unopposed in the June 7 Democratic primary. They then defeated Richard Goldberg, Fernando Alonso, and Vinko Grskovic in the November 8 general election.[4]

New Jersey General Assembly District 38 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngConcetta Wagner Incumbent 27.2% 22,258
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy Eustace 25.7% 21,097
     Republican Richard Goldberg 23.3% 19,091
     Republican Fernando Alonso 23% 18,820
     Libertarian Vinko Grskovic 0.9% 707
Total Votes 81,973

Speculation

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).[5]

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.[6]

2009

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.[7][8][9]

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

2011

In 2011, Wagner received $446,740 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[10]

2009

Below are Wagner's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[11]

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

Endorsements

2011

Wagner was endorsed by:

Personal

Wagner and her husband, Richard, have three children.

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