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In 2013, Mosquera’s endorsements included the following: <ref>[http://www.politickernj.com/66374/afl-cio-endorses-candidates-elections ''PolitickerNJ.com'', "AFL-CIO endorses candidates for elections", Accessed September 4, 2013]</ref>
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Gabriela Mosquera
GMosquera.jpg
New Jersey General Assembly District 4
Incumbent
In office
2012 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
AppointedFebruary 29, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCollege of New Jersey
Master'sDeVry University Keller School of Management
Personal
Birthday1/3/1977
Place of birthGuayaquil, Ecuador
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Gabriela M. Mosquera (b. January 3, 1977) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 4. She was first appointed to the chamber on February 29, 2012. She was elected in the November 8, 2011 general election, but her candidacy was successfully challenged on the grounds that she had not resided in the district long enough to qualify as a candidate. However, by the time this ruling came, Mosquera was eligible for the seat. As such, local Democrats appointed her as interim representative to serve until facing a special election on November 6, 2012, which she won.[1][2]

Biography

Mosquera earned her B.A. in Political Science from the College of New Jersey and her M.B.A in Business Administration from DeVry University Keller School of Management. Her professional experience includes working as a public policy consultant for Gloucester Township and for the state Assembly local government committee.[3]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

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

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Women and Children, Vice-Chair
Commerce and Economic Development
Human Services

Issues

Campaign themes

2011

In an interview with the Gloucester County Times, Mosquera listed her top priorities:

  • "My top priorities if elected will be to work to bring new and good paying jobs to South Jersey, to reduce property taxes, and make New Jersey affordable again for businesses and residents. I will work with my running mates to implement programs to ensure workers have access to vital job training programs, such as the proposed "Back to Work New Jersey," as well as fully funding middle class property tax relief and the Senior Freeze program."[4]

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

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Mosquera won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 4. Mosquera was bracketed with Paul Moriarty. She was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. She and incumbent Paul Moriarty (D) defeated Philip Dieser (R) and Theodore M. Liddell (R) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[5][6][7][8]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 4 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Moriarty Incumbent 29% 28,527
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGabriela Mosquera Incumbent 27.6% 27,095
     Republican Philip Dieser 22.1% 21,702
     Republican Theodore M. Liddell 21.4% 20,998
Total Votes 98,322

2012

See also: State legislative special elections, 2012

Mosquera faced a special election for her seat on November 6, 2012. She successfully defeated Shelley Lovett (R) to remain in office.[9][10][11]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 4, Special Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGabriela Mosquera 60.6% 55,027
     Republican Shelley Lovett 39.4% 35,835
Total Votes 90,862

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Mosquera won election to District 4 of the New Jersey General Assembly. Mosquera and incumbent Paul Moriarty ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on June 7. John Caramanna also sought the party nomination but was disqualified in late April. She and Moriarty defeated Shelly Lovett (R), Agnes Gardiner (R) and Tony Celeste (I) in the November 8 general election.[12]

New Jersey General Assembly District 4 Special Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Moriarty Incumbent 30% 22,734
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGabriela Mosquera 28.3% 21,461
     Republican Shelley Lovett 19.9% 15,106
     Republican Patricia Fratticcioli 19.4% 14,725
     Independent Tony Celeste 2.4% 1,843
Total Votes 75,869

With redistricting moving Republican incumbent Domenick DiCicco to District 3, NJ Spotlight identified the 4th as a potential place for the Democrats to pickup a seat in the Assembly.[13]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mosquera is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Mosquera raised a total of $236,666 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.[14]

Gabriela Mosquera's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Jersey General Assembly, District 4 Won $151,526
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 4 Won $85,140
Grand Total Raised $236,666

Special election 2012

Mosquera won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Mosquera raised a total of $151,526.
New Jersey General Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gabriela Mosquera's campaign in 2012
Election Fund of Louis D Greenwald for Assembly$8,200
Electrical Workers Local 351$8,200
Madden for Senate$8,200
Sweeney Burzichelli & Riley Bracket$8,200
Moriarty for Assembly$8,200
Total Raised in 2012$151,526
Source:Follow the Money

2011

Mosquera won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Mosquera raised a total of $85,140.

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Mosquera’s endorsements included the following:[15] [16]

  • The New Jersey AFL-CIO
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey

2011

In 2011, Mosquera’s endorsements included the following:[17]

Controversies

Residency challenge

2011 Republican candidate Shelley Lovett launched a court challenge, arguing that Mosquera did not meet New Jersey's residency requirements and thus was ineligible to represent the 4th District.

Mosquera disqualified

On January 5, a superior court judge ruled that Mosquera was not qualified for the 2011 ballot. Specifically, the judge found that Mosquera had not resided in the district for at least one year prior to her election. The judge did decide to let local Democrats select an interim replacement. Lovett had asked the judge to allow the local GOP to make the choice since the seat was last held by a Republican.[18]

Supreme Court upholds

On February 16, the New Jersey Supreme Court upheld Mosquera's disqualification. The result was surprising given that a federal court found the state's candidate residency requirement unconstitutional in 2002. The state Supreme Court ruling opens the door to a federal challenge. In any case, the court ruled that local Democrats could appoint Mosquera to fill the vacancy since she now met the residency requirement. However, as an appointee she had to face a special election in November rather than finishing out a full term.[19]

Mosquera appointed

On February 29, Mosquera was appointed to the District 4 seat by local Democrats. She served until a special election on November 6, 2012. Her 2011 opponent, Shelley Lovett (R), challenged Mosquera in the special election. Lovett launched the challenge of Mosquera's candidacy.[20]

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References

  1. Philly.com, "N.J. Supreme Court dismisses assemblywoman's win, citing state's residency rule," February 17, 2012
  2. Courier Post Online, "Mosquera appointed to Assembly seat," February 29, 2012
  3. Gloucester County Times, "Dems back Mosquera for 4th District," April 10, 2011
  4. NJ.com, "Assembly, Senate hopefuls answer Times questions," October 10, 2011
  5. New Jersey Department of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed July 26, 2013
  6. New Jersey Department of State, "Official general election candidates," September 9, 2013
  7. Associated Press, "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013
  8. New Jersey Department of State, "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 6, 2013
  9. Philly.com, "Lovett and Mosquera face off again for Assembly seat," October 18, 2012
  10. NJ.com, "N.J. Assemblywomen secure seats in special election," November 7, 2012
  11. New Jersey Department of Elections, "Special election results November 6, 2012," accessed December 19, 2012
  12. New Jersey Department of State, 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List
  13. NJ Spotlight, "Election 2011: Where the Republicans Can Pick Up Assembly Seats," April 12, 2011
  14. followthemoney.org, "Mosquera, Gabriela" Accessed August 15, 2013
  15. PolitickerNJ.com, "AFL-CIO endorses candidates for elections", Accessed September 4, 2013
  16. Planned Parenthood NJ "Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey Announces Endorsements in State Elections," accessed September 5, 2013
  17. Politicker NJ, 2011 AFL-CIO endorsed candidates, accessed Aug. 5, 2011
  18. Courier Post Online, "Democrat's Assembly win voided; Mosquera could still gain seat," January 5, 2012
  19. Philly.com, "N.J. Supreme Court dismisses assemblywoman's win, citing state's residency rule," February 17, 2012
  20. Courier Post Online, "Mosquera appointed to Assembly seat," February 29, 2012