|New Jersey General Assembly District 38|
|2008 - Present|
|Years in position||7|
|State Deputy Speaker of the Assembly|
|2012 - Present|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 5, 2013|
|Bachelor's||Trenton State College|
|Master's||Montclair State University|
|Date of birth||07/07/1948|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Endorsements
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
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.
- Health and Senior Services (Vice-Chair)
- Human Services
- Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities
- 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." 
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 May 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.
Wagner was included on the list of legislators currently receiving pension benefits and a legislative salary. According to the 2013 report, Wagner receives a $46,368 pension per year. The employer at retirement was Paramus Board of Education.
Wagner ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 38. Wagner was bracketed with Timothy Eustace and defeated Zachary Schrieber in the June 4 Democratic primary. She withdrew from the race on June 11th, citing family reasons.
|New Jersey General Assembly, District 38, Democratic Primary, 2013|
|Connie Wagner Incumbent||48.7%||2,866|
|Timothy Eustace Incumbent||45.9%||2,702|
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.
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).
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.
|New Jersey Assembly General Election, Thirty-Eighth Legislative District (2009)|
|Concetta Wagner (D)||28,618|
|Joan M. Voss (D)||28,078|
|Judith Fisher (R)||23,132|
|Nicholas Lonzisero (R)||22,808|
In 2011, Wagner received $446,740 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Connie Wagner's campaign in 2011|
|Electrical Workers Local 164||$16,700|
|New Jersey Regional Council Of Carpenters||$15,700|
|New Jersey Education Association||$13,200|
|Schaer For Assembly||$13,000|
|Communications Workers New Jersey||$10,700|
|Total Raised in 2011||$446,740|
|Total Votes received in 2011||22,258|
|Cost of each vote received||$20.07|
Below are Wagner's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:
|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|
Wagner was endorsed by:
Wagner and her husband, Richard, have three children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Connie + Wagner + New + Jersey + General + Assembly"
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- New Jersey General Assembly - Rep. Concetta Wagner
- NJ Assembly Dems - Connie Wagner
- Official Facebook page
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2011, 2009, 2007
- New Jersey Department of State, Official Primary Results
- Project Vote Smart - Assemblywoman Wagner
- "NJ Assembly Dems - Connie Wagner", Accessed May 16, 2013
- New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor
- New Jersey Watchdog, "18 double-dipping NJ lawmakers block pension reform," July 22, 2013
- New Jersey Department of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed July 26, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List
- Asbury Park Press, "Race for Legislature is on," September 23, 2011
- NJ Spotlight, "Election 2011: Where the Republicans Can Pick Up Assembly Seats," April 12, 2011
- Star Ledger 2009 Election Results, November 4, 2009
- Star Ledger 2009 Election Results, November 4, 2009
- Official New Jersey Assembly General Election Results
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign contributions
- Politicker NJ, 2011 AFL-CIO endorsed candidates, accessed Aug. 5, 2011
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