|New Jersey State Senate District 5|
|January 19, 2010-Present|
|January 10, 2014|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 5, 2013|
|New Jersey State Assembly|
|Associate's||Camden County College|
|Place of birth||Camden, NJ|
|Profession||Assistant Business Manager|
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 Camden County United Way, and President of the Southern New Jersey AFL-CIO since 1995.
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." 
(For responses from all the candidates, see the full story here.)
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Norcross served on these committees:
- Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee, New Jersey Senate, Vice Chair
- Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee, New Jersey State Senate
- Joint Committee on Public Schools
- Subcommittee on School Facilities and Construction, Chair
- Transportation Committee, New Jersey Senate, Vice Chair
- 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.
- 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. 
|New Jersey State Senate District 5 General Election, 2011|
|Democratic||Donald Norcross Incumbent||56.8%||17,712|
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.
|New Jersey Assembly General Election, Fifth Legislative District (2009)|
|Donald W. Norcross (D)||25,384|
|Angel Fuentes (D)||25,188|
|Brian Kluchnick (R)||15,812|
|Stepfanie Velez-Gentry (R)||15,748|
In 2011, Norcross received $1,021,818 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|New Jersey State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Donald Norcross's campaign in 2011|
|Mechanical & Allied Crafts Council Of New Jersey||$16,400|
|Electrical Workers Local 456||$16,400|
|Electrical Workers Local 351||$16,400|
|Electrical Workers Local 269||$16,400|
|New Jersey State Laborers||$16,400|
|Total Raised in 2011||$1,021,818|
|Total Votes received in 2011||17,712|
|Cost of each vote received||$57.69|
Below are Norcross's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:
|NJ State Assoc of Pipe Trades||$8,200|
|BAC Administrative District Council of NJ||$8,200|
|Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 322||$8,200|
|Southern NJ Labor Advocacy Fund||$5,000|
|Cozen & O'Connor||$5,000|
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.
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.
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.
Norcross and his wife have three children and two grandchildren. They currently reside in Camden, New Jersey.
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- NJSpotlight, "Candidates: Legislative District 5," November 4, 2011
- NJSpotlight, "Legislative District 5," October 18, 2011
- NJ.com, "NJ's Fifth Legislative District candidates for Senate and Assembly pinpoint pressing state matters," October 11, 2011 (Interview)
- Campaign website
- NJ Senate - Donald Norcross
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign contributions: 2009
- Facebook profile
- The Star-Ledger, "Newly sworn Assemblyman Donald Norcross to become state senator," January 16, 2010
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Norcross
- NJ.com, "NJ's Fifth Legislative District candidates for Senate and Assembly pinpoint pressing state matters," October 11, 2011
- [http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/election-results/2011-primary-candidates-state-senate-041211.pdf Unofficial List of Candidates for the June 2011 State Senate Primary Election]
- Star Ledger 2009 Election Results, November 4, 2009
- Official New Jersey Assembly General Election Results
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign contributions
- NJ Spotlight, Sweeney Denied State AFL-CIO Endorsement, Aug. 5, 2011
|New Jersey Senate District 5
Jan. 19, 2010-present
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|New Jersey Assembly District 5
Jan. 12, 2010-Jan. 19, 2010
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