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{{TOCnestright}}'''Craig J. Coughlin''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]], representing District 19.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2009.
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Craig J. Coughlin''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]], representing [[New Jersey General Assembly District 19| District 19]].  He was first elected to the chamber in 2009.
  
He previously served as Chairman of the Woodbridge Democratic Organization. <ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=116275 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Coughlin]</ref>
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He previously served as Chairman of the Woodbridge Democratic Organization.<ref name=bio>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=116275 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Biography," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Coughlin earned his B.S. in Communications from Saint John's University and his J.D. from Saint John's Law School. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=116275 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Coughlin]</ref>
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Coughlin earned his B.S. in Communications from Saint John's University and his J.D. from Saint John's Law School. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.<ref name=bio/>
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013]]''
  
Coughlin won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|New Jersey General Assembly]] District 19. Coughlin was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He and incumbent [[John S. Wisniewski]] (D) defeated [[Arif Khan]] (R) and [[Stephanie Ziemba]] (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-0828.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Official general election candidates," August 28, 2013]</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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Coughlin won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|New Jersey General Assembly]] District 19. Coughlin was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He and incumbent [[John S. Wisniewski]] (D) defeated [[Arif Khan]] (R) and [[Stephanie Ziemba]] (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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===2011===
 
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:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011]]''
Coughlin won re-election in 2011.  Coughlin and incumbent [[John Wisniewski]] ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on June 7.  They then defeated [[Angel Leon]] and [[Shane Robinson (New Jersey)|Shane Robinson]] 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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Coughlin won re-election in 2011.  Coughlin and incumbent [[John Wisniewski]] ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on June 7.  They then defeated [[Angel Leon]] and [[Shane Robinson (New Jersey)|Shane Robinson]] 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>
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009]]''
  
Bracketed with incumbent [[John Wisniewski]] in the November 3, 2009 general election, he received 22,142 votes (26%), defeating [[Republican]] challengers [[Peter Kothari]] and [[Richard Piatkowski]], as well as Change and Commitment candidate [[Barry Adler]] and Independent Conservative candidate [[James Poesl]].<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><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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Bracketed with incumbent [[John Wisniewski]] in the November 3, 2009 general election, he received 22,142 votes (26%), defeating [[Republican]] challengers [[Peter Kothari]] and [[Richard Piatkowski]], as well as Change and Commitment candidate [[Barry Adler]] and Independent Conservative candidate [[James Poesl]].<ref>[http://elections.nj.com/dynamic/files/elections/2009/by_stat/NJ_State_Assembly_1103.html?SITE=NJNEWELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associate Press,'' "General Election Results, November 4, 2009," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref><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>
  
 
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==Endorsements==
 
==Endorsements==
 
===2013===
 
===2013===
In 2013, Coughlin’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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In 2013, Coughlin’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>
 
<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>
 
<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>
 
:* The New Jersey AFL-CIO
 
:* The New Jersey AFL-CIO
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Coughlin and his wife, Tish, have three children.  Coughlin is President of the Fords Clara Barton Little League, and a member of the South Amboy City Council and South Amboy Board of Education.  
 
Coughlin and his wife, Tish, have three children.  Coughlin is President of the Fords Clara Barton Little League, and a member of the South Amboy City Council and South Amboy Board of Education.  
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==Additional reading==
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*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1006/2339/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Legislative District 19," October 7, 2011]
  
 
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==Additional reading==
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==See also==
*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1006/2339/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Legislative District 19," October 7, 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 legislative districts]]
  
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=319 NJ General Assembly - Craig Coughlin]
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*[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=319 Profile from the New Jersey General Assembly]
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*[http://openstates.org/nj/legislators/NJL000059/craig-j-coughlin/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=116275 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=116275 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=116275 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=116275 Biography from Project Vote Smart]

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Craig Coughlin
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New Jersey General Assembly District 19
Incumbent
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2009
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSaint John's University
J.D.Saint John's Law School
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Craig J. Coughlin is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 19. He was first elected to the chamber in 2009.

He previously served as Chairman of the Woodbridge Democratic Organization.[1]

Biography

Coughlin earned his B.S. in Communications from Saint John's University and his J.D. from Saint John's Law School. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.[1]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Coughlin served on the following committees:

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Financial Institutions and Insurance, Chair
Labor

2010-2012

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

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Coughlin won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 19. Coughlin was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He and incumbent John S. Wisniewski (D) defeated Arif Khan (R) and Stephanie Ziemba (R) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[2][3][4][5]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 19 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Wisniewski Incumbent 33.7% 24,404
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCraig J. Coughlin Incumbent 30.9% 22,393
     Republican Stephanie Ziemba 18.5% 13,406
     Republican Arif Khan 16.8% 12,151
Total Votes 72,354

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Coughlin won re-election in 2011. Coughlin and incumbent John Wisniewski ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on June 7. They then defeated Angel Leon and Shane Robinson in the November 8 general election.[6]

New Jersey General Assembly District 19 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Wisniewski Incumbent 34% 18,241
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCraig Coughlin Incumbent 32.6% 17,492
     Republican Angel Leon 16.8% 9,008
     Republican Shane Robinson 16.6% 8,915
Total Votes 53,656

2009

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

Bracketed with incumbent John Wisniewski in the November 3, 2009 general election, he received 22,142 votes (26%), defeating Republican challengers Peter Kothari and Richard Piatkowski, as well as Change and Commitment candidate Barry Adler and Independent Conservative candidate James Poesl.[7][8]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Nineteenth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John S. Wisniewski (D) 24,329
Green check mark transparent.png Craig J. Coughlin (D) 22,226
Richard W. Piatkowski (R) 17,555
Peter Kothari (R) 16,846

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Coughlin is available dating back to 2009. Based on available campaign finance records, Coughlin raised a total of $290,783 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 16, 2013.[9]

Craig Coughlin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 19 Won $181,681
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 19 Won $109,102
Grand Total Raised $290,783

2011

Coughlin won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Coughlin raised a total of $181,681.

2009

Coughlin won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Coughlin raised a total of $109,102.

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Coughlin’s endorsements included the following:[10] [11]

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

2011

In 2011, Coughlin’s endorsements included the following:[12]

Personal

Coughlin and his wife, Tish, have three children. Coughlin is President of the Fords Clara Barton Little League, and a member of the South Amboy City Council and South Amboy Board of Education.

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