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David Wolfe
New Jersey General Assembly District 10
In office
1992 - Present
Term ends
January 2012
Years in position 23
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1991
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWestminster College
Master'sUniversity of Delaware, 1967
Date of birth10/11/1942
ProfessionProfessor, Ocean County College
ReligionWilliamsport, PA
Office website
David Wolfe (b. October 11, 1942) is a Republican member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 10th District since 1992. He is currently a Deputy Minority Leader.

Wolfe is also a professor at Ocean County College. He has also worked at the school as an associate professor, coordinator of basic studies, and counselor. He sits on the board of the Georgian Court University Advisory Committee, Health South Rehabilitation Hospital, Oceanfirst Bank Foundation, and Preferred Behavioral Health of New Jersey.[1]

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Wolfe won re-election in 2011. Wolfe and Gregory McGuckin ran unopposed in the Republican Primary on June 7. They then defeated their Democratic opponents, Bette Wary and Eli Eytan, in the November 8 general election.[2]

New Jersey General Assembly District 10 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDave Wolfe Incumbent 32% 27,955
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGregory McGuckin 30.7% 26,831
     Democratic Bette Wary 19.3% 16,909
     Democratic Eli Eytan 18% 15,698
Total Votes 87,393


Running for re-election in 2009, Wolfe received 47,193 votes (36%), defeating challengers Eli Eytan and Charles Tivenan. He was bracketed with James Holzapfel.[3][4]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Tenth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David W. Wolfe (R) 47,336
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Holzapfel (R) 45,916
Charles P. Tivenan (D) 18,739
Eli L. Eytan (D) 18,090

Campaign donors


In 2011, Wolfe received $65,827 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Wolfe, New Jersey's campaign in 2011
Ciesla For Senate$8,200
New Jersey Association Of Realtors$4,000
Bassinder, David C$2,600
Bramnick For Assembly$2,500
Utility & Transportation Contractors Association$2,000
Total Raised in 2011 $65,827
Total Votes received in 2011 27,955
Cost of each vote received $2.35


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

Contributor 2009 total
Republican National Committee $6,975
New Jersey Education Association $4,200
New Jersey State Troopers Fraternal Association $3,900
New Jersey Business & Industry Association $2,800
New Jersey Association Of Realtors $2,800


Assemblyman Wolfe discusses the budget's impact

  • A902 Establishes animal cruelty offenses pertaining to chaining or other restraint of animals.
  • A1227 Prohibits members of the Legislature from acting on certain bills in which they have personal interest; redefines personal interest.
  • A1236 Requires members of NJ Legislature to file statement of financial affairs.
  • A2833 Requires State agencies to review operations and to implement use of Internet to conduct public business when cost savings may be realized, with certain exceptions. [7]

National Political Awareness Test

Wolfe's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2007 National Political Awareness Test are available. However, he did not answer the question of what his top priorities are.[8]

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

David Wolfe, New Jersey endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [9]

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