Donna Simon

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Donna Simon
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New Jersey General Assembly District 16
Incumbent
In office
2012 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
AppointedFebruary 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Township Committeewoman in Readington Township
2011-2012
Township Board of Health
2009-2012
Education
Associate'sUnion County Technical Institute, School of Cardiac Technology
Personal
Birthday4/25/1960
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Donna M. Simon (b. March 25, 1960) is a Republican member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 16. She was first appointed to the chamber in February 2012 to replace the late Peter Biondi (R).[1]

Biography

Simon studied at Union County Technical Institute, School of Cardiac Technology. Her professional experience includes working as a Registered Cardiovascular Specialist in the medical, pharmaceutical and corporate industries.[2]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Simon served on the following committees:

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Education
Telecommunications and Utilities

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

Simon's campaign website lists three campaign themes:[2]

  • Fiscal Conservative
Excerpt: In Trenton, Simon’s committed to reducing the size and cost of government and growing our economy.
  • Independent Reformer
Excerpt: In Trenton, Simon’ll expose special interests and career politicians responsible for the state’s tax, spend and borrow culture.
  • Real World Experience
Excerpt: Simon has years of private sector experience in operations and financial management, served on boards for two non-profits supporting disadvantaged children and seniors and, prior to that, was proud to be a stay-at-home Mom for her two children.

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Simon won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 16. Simon was bracketed with Jack Ciattarelli. She was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. She and incumbent Jack Ciattarelli (R) defeated Marie Corfield (D), Ida Ochoteco (D) and Patrick McKnight (L) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[3][4][5][6]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 16 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Ciattarelli Incumbent 28.3% 32,125
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDonna Simon Incumbent 27.8% 31,543
     Democratic Marie Corfield 22.1% 25,112
     Democratic Ida Ochoteco 20.8% 23,682
     Libertarian Patrick McKnight 1.1% 1,202
Total Votes 113,664

2012

See also: State legislative special elections, 2012

Simon faced a special election on November 6, 2012 as she attempted to hold on to her seat. She faced Marie Corfield (D).[7] While Simon initially declared victory on November 6, Corfield refused to concede as many ballots remained outstanding and unofficial results showed Simon leading Corfield by about 1,700 votes.[8] Finally, on December 2, Simon affirmed her victory in the race.[9][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 16, Special Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDonna Simon 50.5% 46,206
     Democratic Marie Corfield 49.5% 45,226
Total Votes 91,432

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Simon is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Simon raised a total of $217,027 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 16, 2013.[11]

Donna Simon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Jersey General Assembly, District 16 Won $217,027
Grand Total Raised $217,027

2012

Donna Simon won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Donna Simon raised a total of $217,027.
New Jersey General Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Donna Simon's campaign in 2012
New Jersey Republican State Cmte$77,649
Assembly Republican Victory$41,684
New Jersey Bankers Association$7,000
Election Fund of Assemblyman Dave Rible$4,000
Amodeo for Assembly$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$217,027
Source:Follow the Money

Personal

Simon and her husband, Michael, have a son and a daughter.

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