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Daniel Benson
New Jersey General Assembly District 14
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 4
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
AppointedJanuary 10, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sGeorgetown University
Master'sRutgers University, 1999
Date of birth11/22/1975
Place of birthTrenton, NJ
Office website
Personal website
Daniel Benson (b. November 22, 1975) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 14th District since 2011. He was selected to replace Linda Greenstein, who was elected to the state Senate.[1]



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Benson ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 14. Benson is bracketed with Wayne DeAngelo in the June 4 Democratic primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.


See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Benson won re-election in 2011. He and incumbent Wayne DeAngelo ran unopposed in the June 7 primary. They then defeated and Wayne Wittman, Sheree McGowan, and Steven Welzer in the November 8 general election.[2]

New Jersey General Assembly District 14 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWayne DeAngelo Incumbent 29% 26,626
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Benson Incumbent 28% 25,662
     Republican Sheree McGowan 20.9% 19,135
     Republican Wayne Wittman 20.8% 19,100
     Green Steven Welzer 1.3% 1,189
Total Votes 91,712


Asbury Park Press

District 14 is one of only three districts that the Asbury Park Press identified as competitive in 2011. The other two are Districts 2 and 38. 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 14 is roughly 21,000, (down from 25,000).[3]

Campaign donors


In 2011, Benson received $293,200 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Daniel Benson's campaign in 2011
New Jersey Education Association$16,400
New Jersey Regional Council Of Carpenters$16,400
Communications Workers New Jersey$13,200
Communications Workers Local 1036$9,200
Total Raised in 2011 $293,200
Total Votes received in 2011 25,662
Cost of each vote received $11.43



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Preceded by
Linda Greenstein
New Jersey General Assembly District 14
Succeeded by