|New Jersey General Assembly District 14|
|2011 - Present|
|January 12, 2016|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Appointed||January 10, 2011|
|Master's||Rutgers University, 1999|
|Place of birth||Trenton, NJ|
Benson earned a B.S. in Government and a B.S. in Physics from Georgetown University in 1997 and a M.P.P. in Science and Technology Policy from the Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy at Rutgers University in 1999. His professional experience includes working as a consultant for Tekmark Global Solutions from 2008 to 2011, as a Manager of Government Affairs for the NJ Utilities Association from 2007 to 2008 and a Research Project Manager at Rutgers University from 2003 to 2006.
At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Benson served on the following committees:
|New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014|
|• Health and Senior Services, Vice-Chair|
|• Commerce and Economic Development|
|• Environment and Solid Waste|
Benson won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 14. Benson was bracketed with Wayne DeAngelo. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He and incumbent Wayne DeAngelo (D) defeated Ronald Haas (R), Steve Cook (R), Steven Uccio (L) and Sean O'Connor (L) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.
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.
Asbury Park Press
District 14 was 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 could lean more Republican after 2011 redistricting, and District 14 may still favor Democrats. As evidence, they cited a drop in registered Democrats in Districts 2 and 38, and only a small decrease in registered Democrats in District 14. History has shown, argued 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).
Comprehensive donor information for Benson is available dating back to 2005. Based on available campaign finance records, Benson raised a total of $394,920 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 16, 2013.
|Daniel Benson's Campaign Contribution History|
|2011||New Jersey General Assembly, District 14||$293,200|
|2005||New Jersey General Assembly, District 14||$101,720|
|Grand Total Raised||$394,920|
2011Benson won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Benson raised a total of $293,200.
|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|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2005Benson lost the election for the New Jersey General Assembly in 2005. During that election cycle, Benson raised a total of $101,720.
|New Jersey General Assembly 2005 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Daniel Benson's campaign in 2005|
|Election Fund of John S Wisniewski||$8,200|
|Patrick J Diegan Jr for Assembly Cmte||$8,200|
|Election Fund Of Louis D Greenwald for Assembly||$8,200|
|Blaze Bail Bonds||$5,100|
|Election Fund of Assemblywoman Nilsa Cruz-Perez||$5,000|
|Total Raised in 2005||$101,720|
|Source:Follow the Money|
- The New Jersey AFL-CIO
- Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey
In 2011, Benson’s endorsements included the following:
Benson is married to the former Hande Yurttan
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- New Jersey Legislature - Assemblyman Daniel Benson
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- New Jersey Assembly Democrats - Assemblyman Daniel Benson
- New Jersey Department of State, Official Primary Results
- New Jersey Department of State, Unofficial general election candidates
- Campaign contributions
- NJ.com, "Mercer County resident Daniel Benson is sworn in as N.J. Assemblyman," January 10, 2011
- Project Vote Smart- Assemblyman Daniel Benson
- New Jersey Department of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed July 26, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, "Official general election candidates," August 28, 2013
- Associated Press, "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 9, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List
- Asbury Park Press, "Race for Legislature is on," September 23, 2011
- followthemoney.org, "Benson, Daniel" Accessed August 16, 2013
- PolitickerNJ.com, "AFL-CIO endorses candidates for elections", Accessed September 4, 2013
- Planned Parenthood NJ "Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey Announces Endorsements in State Elections," accessed September 5, 2013
- Politicker NJ, 2011 AFL-CIO endorsed candidates, accessed Aug. 5, 2011
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