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}}{{TOCnestright}}'''Donald Norcross''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New Jersey Senate]], representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2009.  Norcross is currently an [[State Senate Assistant Majority Leader|Assistant Majority Leader]].  He was elected to the [[New Jersey General Assembly]] in November 2009, and represented District 5 for only one week before being chosen to fill the Senate seat vacated by [[Dana Redd]].<ref>[http://www.nj.com/camden/index.ssf/2010/01/newly_sworn_assemblyman_donald.html ''The Star-Ledger,'' "Newly sworn Assemblyman Donald Norcross to become state senator," January 16, 2010]</ref>
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}}{{TOCnestright}}'''Donald Norcross''' (b. 1958) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New Jersey Senate]], representing District 5. He was first appointed to the chamber on January 19, 2010, after only representing District 5 of the [[New Jersey General Assembly|General Assembly]] for one week before being chosen to fill the Senate seat vacated by [[Dana Redd]].<ref>[http://www.nj.com/camden/index.ssf/2010/01/newly_sworn_assemblyman_donald.html ''The Star-Ledger,'' "Newly sworn Assemblyman Donald Norcross to become state senator," January 16, 2010]</ref> Norcross is currently an [[State Senate Assistant Majority Leader|Assistant Majority Leader]]. He currently serves as the chair of the Law and Public Safety Committee.
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Norcross attended Camden County College. He began his career as an electrical apprentice, and is currently the assistant business manager of Local 251 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Norcross is also a member of the [[sunshinereview:Camden County, New Jersey|Camden County]] United Way, and President of the Southern New Jersey AFL-CIO since 1995.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=116277 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Norcross]</ref>
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Norcross attended Camden County College. His professional experience includes working as an electrical apprentice and as the assistant business manager of Local 251 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. <ref name=Norcross>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=116277 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Norcross]</ref>
  
==Issues==
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==Committee assignments==
===2011===
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===2012-2013===
====Campaign themes====
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In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Norcross served on these committees:
In an interview with the ''Gloucester County Times'', Norcross listed his top priorities:
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* [[Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee, New Jersey Senate]], Chair
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* [[Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee, New Jersey State Senate]]
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* [[Public Schools Committee, New Jersey State Legislature|Joint Committee on Public Schools]]
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* [[Transportation Committee, New Jersey Senate]]
  
*"Creating jobs, improving affordability and education will remain my priorities in the next term. The most important issue right now is the slumping economy. That’s why I’ve advocated for numerous measures to make it easier for companies to do business here, so they can grow and create new jobs. In the Senate we’ve passed legislation to provide tax credits for businesses to expand and to create job training programs in high-paying industries like renewable energy. In this economy we must also protect residents from further increases in expenses, especially seniors on a fixed income. That’s why I supported public employee pension and benefit reforms to reduce local expenses, and why I fought to properly fund the senior property tax freeze program. We were also successful in boosting aid for schools this year. Though still not enough, the aid will help provide students the resources they need for a quality education." <ref>[http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/index.ssf/2011/10/njs_fifth_legislative_district.html ''NJ.com,'' "NJ's Fifth Legislative District candidates for Senate and Assembly pinpoint pressing state matters," October 11, 2011]</ref>
 
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;(For responses from all the candidates, see the full story [http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/index.ssf/2011/10/njs_fifth_legislative_district.html here.])
 
 
==Committee assignments==
 
 
===2010-2011===
 
===2010-2011===
 
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Norcross served on these committees:
 
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Norcross served on these committees:
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* Subcommittee on School Facilities and Construction, Chair
 
* Subcommittee on School Facilities and Construction, Chair
 
* [[Transportation Committee, New Jersey Senate]], Vice Chair
 
* [[Transportation Committee, New Jersey Senate]], Vice Chair
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2013====
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On their shared campaign website, Norcross, [[Gilbert Wilson]] and [[Angel Fuentes]] list five major themes of their campaign:<ref>[http://www.njleg5.com/ ''Official Fuentes/Wilson campaign website,'']</ref>
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* Relieving the tax burden on property owners.
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* Cutting wasteful government spending.
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* Consolidating government functions through shared services among municipalities, counties and schools boards.
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* Adopting reforms that reduce the costs to taxpayers for public employee benefits, including pensions and health care.
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* Providing quality public schools, in part by forcing tax money to go toward classrooms and school facilities – not toward excessive salaries and perks for administrators.
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====2011====
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In an interview with the ''Gloucester County Times'', Norcross listed his top priorities:
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*"Creating jobs, improving affordability and education will remain my priorities in the next term. The most important issue right now is the slumping economy. That’s why I’ve advocated for numerous measures to make it easier for companies to do business here, so they can grow and create new jobs. In the Senate we’ve passed legislation to provide tax credits for businesses to expand and to create job training programs in high-paying industries like renewable energy. In this economy we must also protect residents from further increases in expenses, especially seniors on a fixed income. That’s why I supported public employee pension and benefit reforms to reduce local expenses, and why I fought to properly fund the senior property tax freeze program. We were also successful in boosting aid for schools this year. Though still not enough, the aid will help provide students the resources they need for a quality education." <ref>[http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/index.ssf/2011/10/njs_fifth_legislative_district.html ''NJ.com,'' "NJ's Fifth Legislative District candidates for Senate and Assembly pinpoint pressing state matters," October 11, 2011]</ref>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;(For responses from all the candidates, see the full story [http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/index.ssf/2011/10/njs_fifth_legislative_district.html here.])
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013]]''
  
Norcross {{2013isrunning}} in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013|New Jersey State Senate]] District 5. Norcross was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary and is challenged by [[Keith Walker]] (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://www.co.gloucester.nj.us/depts/e/supelec/elecinfor/cureleres.asp ''Gloucester County Unofficial Primary Results,'' June 4, 2013]</ref>
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Norcross {{2013isrunning}} in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013|New Jersey State Senate]] District 5. Norcross was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary and is challenged by [[Keith Walker]] (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-primary-results-state-senate.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed July 26, 2013]</ref> <ref name=gencand>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-unofficial-general-candidates-state-senate-0718.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Unofficial general election candidates," Accessed August 5, 2013]</ref>  
  
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
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===2009===
 
===2009===
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::''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009]]''
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In the November 2009 General Election, Norcross was bracketed with [[Angel Fuentes]] to represent District 5 in the [[New Jersey General Assembly]]. He received 23,201 votes (30%), defeating [[Brian Kluchnick]] and [[Stephanie Velez-Gentry]].<ref>[http://elections.nj.com/dynamic/files/elections/2009/by_state/NJ_State_Assembly_1103.html?SITE=NJNEWELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Star Ledger'' 2009 Election Results, November 4, 2009]</ref><ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/2009results/09general/official-gen-elect-gen-assembly-tallies-120109.pdf Official New Jersey Assembly General Election Results]</ref>
 
In the November 2009 General Election, Norcross was bracketed with [[Angel Fuentes]] to represent District 5 in the [[New Jersey General Assembly]]. He received 23,201 votes (30%), defeating [[Brian Kluchnick]] and [[Stephanie Velez-Gentry]].<ref>[http://elections.nj.com/dynamic/files/elections/2009/by_state/NJ_State_Assembly_1103.html?SITE=NJNEWELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Star Ledger'' 2009 Election Results, November 4, 2009]</ref><ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/2009results/09general/official-gen-elect-gen-assembly-tallies-120109.pdf Official New Jersey Assembly General Election Results]</ref>
  
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2011===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
In 2011, Norcross received $1,021,818 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NJ&y=2011&f=S&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
 
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|org1 = Mechanical & Allied Crafts Council of New Jersey
|org1 = Mechanical & Allied Crafts Council Of New Jersey
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|org2 = Electrical Workers Local 456
 
|org2 = Electrical Workers Local 456
 
|org3 = Electrical Workers Local 351
 
|org3 = Electrical Workers Local 351
 
|org4 = Electrical Workers Local 269
 
|org4 = Electrical Workers Local 269
 
|org5 = New Jersey State Laborers
 
|org5 = New Jersey State Laborers
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|orgamount1 = 16,400
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|orgamount2 = 16,400
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|orgamount4 = 16,400
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===2009===
 
===2009===
Below are Norcross's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116425 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign contributions]</ref>
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|office= New Jersey General Assembly
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|NJ State Assoc of Pipe Trades
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|party = Democratic
|$8,200
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|total raised = 383275
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|org1 = Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Administrative District Council of New Jersey
|BAC Administrative District Council of NJ
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|org2 = Fund of Joe Roberts Assembly Speaker
|$8,200
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|org3 = Electrical Workers Local 456
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|org4 = New Jersey Regional Council of Carpenters
|Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 322
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|org5 = Mechanical & Allied Crafts Council of New Jersey
|$8,200
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|orgamount1 = 8,200
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|orgamount2 = 8,200
|Southern NJ Labor Advocacy Fund
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|orgamount3 = 8,200
|$5,000
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|orgamount4 = 8,200
|-
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|orgamount5 = 8,200
|Cozen & O'Connor
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|}}
|$5,000
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|-
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|}
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==Endorsements==
 
==Endorsements==
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===2013===
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In 2013, Norcross’s endorsements also include the following: <ref>[http://www.politickernj.com/66374/afl-cio-endorses-candidates-elections ''PolitickerNJ.com'', "AFL-CIO endorses candidates for elections", Accessed September 3, 2013]</ref><ref name=council> [http://www.politickernj.com/66239/trades-council-releases-endorsements "Politicker NJ" Trades Council releases endorsements, June 7, 2013]</ref>
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:*The New Jersey AFL-CIO
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:*The New Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council
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====Labor unions====
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On June 7, the New Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council announced its endorsement of 26 Democrats and seven Republican candidates running in the 2013 general election. The trades council's endorsement placed special emphasis on the re-election of the "Building Trades Seven." The group -- composed of legislators who are also members of New Jersey union building trades -- includes senators Donald Norcross, [[Stephen Sweeney]], [[John Amodeo]], [[Troy Singleton]], [[Wayne DeAngelo]], [[Joseph Egan]] and [[Thomas Giblin]].<ref name=council> [http://www.politickernj.com/66239/trades-council-releases-endorsements "Politicker NJ" Trades Council releases endorsements, June 7, 2013]</ref>
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In addition to its endorsement of the 33 Senate candidates, the trades council also endorsed 67 [[New Jersey General Assembly|Assembly]] candidates -- 55 Democrats and 12 Republicans. <ref name=council/>
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===2011===
 
===2011===
 
On August 4, 2011, the New Jersey AFL-CIO denied 22 Democrats, among them most notably senators [[Stephen Sweeney]] and Donald Norcross, of their much needed endorsement for this year's election. Earlier this year, Democrats including Sweeney and Norcross defected and voted in favor of stripping public employees of their bargaining power concerning health benefits and pensions, a misstep in light of the labor union endorsements.<Ref name=spotlight>[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/0805/0245/ ''NJ Spotlight,'' Sweeney Denied State AFL-CIO Endorsement, Aug. 5, 2011]</ref>
 
On August 4, 2011, the New Jersey AFL-CIO denied 22 Democrats, among them most notably senators [[Stephen Sweeney]] and Donald Norcross, of their much needed endorsement for this year's election. Earlier this year, Democrats including Sweeney and Norcross defected and voted in favor of stripping public employees of their bargaining power concerning health benefits and pensions, a misstep in light of the labor union endorsements.<Ref name=spotlight>[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/0805/0245/ ''NJ Spotlight,'' Sweeney Denied State AFL-CIO Endorsement, Aug. 5, 2011]</ref>
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Norcross and his wife have three children and two grandchildren. They currently reside in Camden, New Jersey.
 
Norcross and his wife have three children and two grandchildren. They currently reside in Camden, New Jersey.
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Norcross is also a member of the [[Camden County, New Jersey|Camden County]] United Way, and president of the Southern New Jersey AFL-CIO since 1995. <ref name=Norcross/>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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==Additional reading==
 
==Additional reading==
 
*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1103/0256/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Candidates: Legislative District 5," November 4, 2011]
 
*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1103/0256/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Candidates: Legislative District 5," November 4, 2011]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=116277 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=116277 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=116277 Project Vote Smart biography]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=116277 Project Vote Smart biography]
* Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116425 2009]
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* [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=132290 Campaign contributions]
 
* [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Donald-Norcross/146510229131 Facebook profile]
 
* [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Donald-Norcross/146510229131 Facebook profile]
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* [http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-unofficial-general-candidates-state-senate-0718.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', Unofficial general election candidates]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

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Donald Norcross
Donald Norcross.jpg
New Jersey State Senate District 5
Incumbent
In office
January 19, 2010-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Appointed2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey State Assembly
2010
Education
Associate'sCamden County College
Personal
BirthdayDecember, 1958
Place of birthCamden, NJ
ProfessionAssistant Business Manager
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Donald Norcross (b. 1958) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey Senate, representing District 5. He was first appointed to the chamber on January 19, 2010, after only representing District 5 of the General Assembly for one week before being chosen to fill the Senate seat vacated by Dana Redd.[1] Norcross is currently an Assistant Majority Leader. He currently serves as the chair of the Law and Public Safety Committee.

Biography

Norcross attended Camden County College. His professional experience includes working as an electrical apprentice and as the assistant business manager of Local 251 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. [2]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Norcross served on these committees:

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Norcross served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

On their shared campaign website, Norcross, Gilbert Wilson and Angel Fuentes list five major themes of their campaign:[3]

  • Relieving the tax burden on property owners.
  • Cutting wasteful government spending.
  • Consolidating government functions through shared services among municipalities, counties and schools boards.
  • Adopting reforms that reduce the costs to taxpayers for public employee benefits, including pensions and health care.
  • Providing quality public schools, in part by forcing tax money to go toward classrooms and school facilities – not toward excessive salaries and perks for administrators.

2011

In an interview with the Gloucester County Times, Norcross listed his top priorities:

  • "Creating jobs, improving affordability and education will remain my priorities in the next term. The most important issue right now is the slumping economy. That’s why I’ve advocated for numerous measures to make it easier for companies to do business here, so they can grow and create new jobs. In the Senate we’ve passed legislation to provide tax credits for businesses to expand and to create job training programs in high-paying industries like renewable energy. In this economy we must also protect residents from further increases in expenses, especially seniors on a fixed income. That’s why I supported public employee pension and benefit reforms to reduce local expenses, and why I fought to properly fund the senior property tax freeze program. We were also successful in boosting aid for schools this year. Though still not enough, the aid will help provide students the resources they need for a quality education." [4]

     (For responses from all the candidates, see the full story here.)

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Norcross ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 5. Norcross was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary and is challenged by Keith Walker (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[5] [6]

2011

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Norcross won re-election to the District 5 Senate seat in the 2011 election. He was unopposed in the June 7 Democratic primary election. Norcross defeated Keith Walker (R) in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011. [7]

New Jersey State Senate District 5 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDonald Norcross Incumbent 56.8% 17,712
     Republican Keith Walker 43.2% 13,444
Total Votes 31,156

2009

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

In the November 2009 General Election, Norcross was bracketed with Angel Fuentes to represent District 5 in the New Jersey General Assembly. He received 23,201 votes (30%), defeating Brian Kluchnick and Stephanie Velez-Gentry.[8][9]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Fifth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Donald W. Norcross (D) 25,384
Green check mark transparent.png Angel Fuentes (D) 25,188
Brian Kluchnick (R) 15,812
Stepfanie Velez-Gentry (R) 15,748

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Donald Norcross is available dating back to 2009. Based on available campaign finance records, Donald Norcross raised a total of $1,405,093 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 12, 2013.[10]

Donald Norcross's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey State Senate, District 5 Won $1,021,818
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 5 Won $383,275
Grand Total Raised $1,405,093

2011

Donald Norcross won election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2011. During that election cycle, Donald Norcross raised a total of $1,021,818.

2009

Donald Norcross won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Donald Norcross raised a total of $383,275.

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Norcross’s endorsements also include the following: [11][12]

  • The New Jersey AFL-CIO
  • The New Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council

Labor unions

On June 7, the New Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council announced its endorsement of 26 Democrats and seven Republican candidates running in the 2013 general election. The trades council's endorsement placed special emphasis on the re-election of the "Building Trades Seven." The group -- composed of legislators who are also members of New Jersey union building trades -- includes senators Donald Norcross, Stephen Sweeney, John Amodeo, Troy Singleton, Wayne DeAngelo, Joseph Egan and Thomas Giblin.[12]

In addition to its endorsement of the 33 Senate candidates, the trades council also endorsed 67 Assembly candidates -- 55 Democrats and 12 Republicans. [12]

2011

On August 4, 2011, the New Jersey AFL-CIO denied 22 Democrats, among them most notably senators Stephen Sweeney and Donald Norcross, of their much needed endorsement for this year's election. Earlier this year, Democrats including Sweeney and Norcross defected and voted in favor of stripping public employees of their bargaining power concerning health benefits and pensions, a misstep in light of the labor union endorsements.[13]

Although their endorsements were voted down, Sweeney and Norcross just barely missed the mark. A two-thirds vote of the endorsement convention is needed to bestow an official endorsement. Sweeney and Norcross fell short with 61% and 59%, respectively.[13]

Four Assembly Democrats (also union officials) who voted against the revocation of bargaining rights received enthusiastic endorsements--Thomas Giblin, Wayne DeAngelo, Joseph Egan and Nelson Albano all received endorsements on August 4. No Republicans were endorsed by the AFL-CIO.[13]

Personal

Norcross and his wife have three children and two grandchildren. They currently reside in Camden, New Jersey.

Norcross is also a member of the Camden County United Way, and president of the Southern New Jersey AFL-CIO since 1995. [2]

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Preceded by
Dana Redd
New Jersey Senate District 5
Jan. 19, 2010-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Nilsa Cruz-Perez
New Jersey Assembly District 5
Jan. 12, 2010-Jan. 19, 2010
Succeeded by
Gilbert Wilson