Craig Coughlin

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Craig Coughlin
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New Jersey General Assembly District 19
Incumbent
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2009
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSaint John's University
J.D.Saint John's Law School
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Craig Coughlin is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 19 since 2010.

Coughlin is an attorney. He received his JD from Saint John's Law School, and BS in Communications from Saint John's University.

He is President of Fords Clara Barton Little League, and previous Chairman of the Woodbridge Democratic Organization, member of the South Amboy City Council, and South Amboy Board of Education.[1]

Committee assignments

2010-2012

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 in the November 8 general election.[2]

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

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.[3][4]

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

2011

In 2011, Coughlin received $181,681 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Craig Coughlin's campaign in 2011
New Jersey Democratic Party$14,078
New Jersey State Laborers$8,200
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 9$6,500
New Jersey Education Association$5,000
Electrical Workers Local 456$3,000
Total Raised in 2011 $181,681
Total Votes received in 2011 17,492
Cost of each vote received $10.39

2009

Below are Coughlin's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[6]

Contributor 2009 total
Sheet Metal Workers Local 27 $8,000
Election Fund Of John Wisniewski $8,000
New Jersey Education Association $4,500
Repetti, Peter $2,600
Election Fund Of Senator Joe Vitale $2,600

Endorsements

2011

Coughlin has been endorsed by:

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph Vas
New Jersey Assembly District 19
2010-present
Succeeded by
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