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|New Jersey State Senate District 5|
|January 19, 2010-Present|
|January 10, 2012|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 8, 2011|
|New Jersey State Assembly|
|Associate's||Camden County College|
|Place of birth||Camden, NJ|
|Profession||Assistant Business Manager|
Norcross is an electrician by trade. He began his career as an electrical apprentice, and rose through the ranks of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers to become the assistant business manager of Local 251, a position he still holds. He is also a member of the Camden County United Way, and President of the Southern New Jersey AFL-CIO since 1995.
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Norcross has been appointed to 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, 2011
Norcross is running for re-election to the District 5 Senate seat in the 2011 election. He was unopposed in the June 7 Democratic primary election. Norcross is opposed by Keith Walker (R) in the general election which takes place on November 8, 2011. 
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|
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, 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 mis-step in light of the labor union endorsements.
Although no endorsement was given, Sweeney and Norcross just barely missed the mark. Two-thirds (66 percent) of the vote was needed to receive the endorsement. Sweeney fell just shy with 61 percent, Norcross with 59 percent.
No Republicans were endorsed by the AFL-CIO.
Norcross and his wife live in Camden, New Jersey. He has three children and two grandchildren.
- NJ.com, "NJ's Fifth Legislative District candidates for Senate and Assembly pinpoint pressing state matters," October 11, 2011 (Interview)
- NJ Senate - Donald Norcross
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign contributions: 2009
- Facebook profile
- Norcross/Fuentes for Assembly - official campaign site
- Imagine Election profile
- The Star-Ledger, "Newly sworn Assemblyman Donald Norcross to become state senator," January 16, 2010
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Norcross
- [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 - 2009 Campaign contributions
- NJ Spotlight, Sweeney Denied State AFL-CIO Endorsement, Aug. 5, 2011
|New Jersey Senate District 5
Jan. 19, 2010-present
| Succeeded by|
|New Jersey Assembly District 5
Jan. 12, 2010-Jan. 19, 2010
| Succeeded by|