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Schaer {{2013isrunning}} in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|New Jersey General Assembly]] District 36. Schaer was bracketed with [[Marlene Caride]] and defeated [[Aharon Cohn]] and [[Sam Krause]] in the June 4 Democratic primary. He is challenged by [[Rosina Romano]] (R), [[Foster Lowe]] (R), and incumbent [[Marlene Caride]] (D) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-primary-results-general-assembly.pdf ''New Jersey Department of Elections'', "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed July 26, 2013]</ref> <ref name=gencand>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-unofficial-general-candidates-general-assembly-0715.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Unofficial general election candidates," Accessed August 6, 2013]</ref>
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Schaer won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|New Jersey General Assembly]] District 36. Schaer was bracketed with [[Marlene Caride]] and defeated [[Aharon Cohn]] and [[Sam Krause]] in the June 4 Democratic primary. He and incumbent [[Marlene Caride]] (D) defeated [[Rosina Romano]] (R) and [[Foster Lowe]] (R) in the general election which took place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-primary-results-general-assembly.pdf ''New Jersey Department of Elections'', "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed July 26, 2013]</ref> <ref name=gencand>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-unofficial-general-candidates-general-assembly-0715.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Unofficial general election candidates," Accessed August 6, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 02:43, 6 November 2013

Gary Schaer
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New Jersey General Assembly District 36
Incumbent
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 8
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
State Deputy Speaker of the Assembly
2012 - Present
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2005
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Acting Mayor, City of Passaic
2008
Education
Bachelor'sAmerican University
Personal
Birthday09/11/1951
Place of birthPennsauken, NJ
ProfessionInvestment Consultant and Vice President, Private Client Group
ReligionOrthodox Jewish
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Gary S. Schaer (b. September 11, 1951) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 36. He was first elected to the chamber in 2005. He currently serves as Deputy Speaker of the Assembly.

Biography

Schaer earned his B.A. in Political Science from American University. His professional experience includes working as vice-president and investment consultant for a private client group.[1]

Committee assignments

2010-2012

Issues

  • A260 Provides for conscientious exemption to mandatory immunizations.
  • A2803 Abolishes Department of Personnel; transfers functions, powers, and duties primarily to new Civil Service Commission in but not of Department of Labor and Workforce Development; creates Civil Service Reform Task Force.
  • A3162 Establishes the "New Jersey-Israel Commission" as a permanent commission in the Department of State.
  • A3458 Creates permanent paper voting record pilot program; removes requirement that voting machines produce voter-verified paper record by January 1, 2009.[2]

Campaign themes

2013

Schaer's campaign website highlights the following campaign themes: [3]

  • Property Tax Relief for Middle-Class Families
  • Supporting our Schools and Students
  • Getting New Jersey Back to Work
  • Shared Sacrifice and Economic Fairness

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Schaer won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 36. Schaer was bracketed with Marlene Caride and defeated Aharon Cohn and Sam Krause in the June 4 Democratic primary. He and incumbent Marlene Caride (D) defeated Rosina Romano (R) and Foster Lowe (R) in the general election which took place on November 5, 2013.[4] [5]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 36, Democratic Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGary Schaer Incumbent 47% 3,318
Green check mark transparent.pngMarlene Caride Incumbent 44.4% 3,133
Sam Krause 4.4% 309
Aharon Cohn 4.2% 296
Total Votes 7,056

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Schaer won re-election in 2011. He and Marlene Caride ran unopposed in the June 7 Democratic primary. They then defeated John Genovesi and Sara Rosengarten in the November 8 general election.[6]

New Jersey General Assembly District 36 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGary Schaer Incumbent 30.5% 17,262
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarlene Caride 28.8% 16,319
     Republican Sara Rosengarten 20.7% 11,735
     Republican John Genovesi 19.9% 11,256
Total Votes 56,572

2009

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

Running for re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election, Schaer received 21,908 votes (28%), defeating Republican challengers Carmen Pio Costa and Donald Diorio.[7] He was bracketed with Frederick Scalera.[8]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Thirty-Sixth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Frederick Scalera (D) 23,353
Green check mark transparent.png Gary S. Schaer (D) 22,089
Carmen Pio Costa (R) 17,035
Donald Diorio (R) 16,691

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Schaer is available dating back to 2005. Based on available campaign finance records, Schaer raised a total of $2,635,998 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 28, 2013.[9]

Gary Schaer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 36 Won $1,058,546
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 36 Won $876,885
2007 New Jersey General Assembly, District 36 Won $432,868
2005 New Jersey General Assembly, District 36 Won $267,699
Grand Total Raised $2,635,998

2011

Schaer won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Schaer raised a total of $1,058,546.

2009

Schaer won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Schaer raised a total of $876,885.

2007

Schaer won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. During that election cycle, Schaer raised a total of $432,868.

2005

Schaer won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2005. During that election cycle, Schaer raised a total of $267,699.

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Schaer’s endorsements include the following: [10]

  • The New Jersey AFL-CIO

2011

In 2011, Schaer’s endorsements included the following:[11]

Personal

Schaer and his wife, Donna, have three children.

Schaer currently also serves on the Passaic City Council, a position he has held since 1994. He is the director of Urban Enterprise Zone, and has previously served as commissioner of the Passaic County Technical Institute (1999-2003) and the Passaic Housing Authority (1992-1996).[12]

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