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Daniel Benson

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Daniel Benson
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New Jersey General Assembly District 14
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 2012
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 8, 2011
AppointedJanuary 10, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sGeorgetown University
Master'sRutgers University, 1999
Personal
Date of birth11/22/1975
Place of birthTrenton, NJ
ProfessionLegislator
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
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]

Elections

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011
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Benson is running for re-election in 2011. He and incumbent Wayne DeAngelo ran unopposed in the June 7 primary. David Fried and Wayne Wittman ran unopposed in the Republican primary. However, Fried withdrew after the primary for health reasons and was replaced by Sheree McGowan.[2] Steven Welzer is also running as an Independent in the November 8 general election.[3]

Speculation

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).[4]

Campaign donors

2011

District 14 ranks sixth in fundraising

As of October 25, candidates for District 14 have raised $1,971,949--according to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission. This makes District 14 number six in fundraising for the 2011 election season. Candidates for the district have spent $1,850,513 of their campaign funds.[5]

Endorsements

2011

Benson has been endorsed by:

Additional reading

External links

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Linda Greenstein
New Jersey General Assembly District 14
2011–present
Succeeded by
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