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name                = Gary Schaer |
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  |Name = Gary Schaer
political position  = New Jersey General Assembly District 36 |
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incumbency          = Incumbent |
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  |Position = New Jersey General Assembly District 36
assumed office     = 2006 |
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  |Status = Incumbent
term ends          = January 2012 |
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  |Tenure = 2006 - Present
political party    = [[Democratic]] |
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  |Term ends = January 12, 2016
  profession          = Investment Consultant and Vice President, Private Client Group |
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  |Assumed office = 2006
website             = [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=258 Gary Schaer] |
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  |Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
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  |Leadership = State Deputy Speaker of the Assembly
{{TOCnestright}}'''Gary Schaer''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]], representing District 36 since 2006.
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  |Last election = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|November 5, 2013]]
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  |Place of birth = Pennsauken, NJ
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  |Religion = Orthodox Jewish
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  |Office website = http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=258
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  |Campaign website = http://www.district36dems.com/
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Gary S. Schaer''' (b.  September 11, 1951) is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]], representing District 36.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2005. He currently serves as [[State Deputy Speaker of the Assembly|Deputy Speaker of the Assembly]].
  
Schaer currently also serves on the [[sunshinereview:Passaic, New Jersey|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).<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=58622 Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Schaer]</ref>
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==Biography==
 
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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.<ref>[http://www.assemblydems.com/memberindex.asp?RosterKey=258 "NJ Assembly Dems - Assm. Schaer", Accessed May 16, 2013]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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* [[State Government Committee, New Jersey General Assembly|State Government]]
 
* [[State Government Committee, New Jersey General Assembly|State Government]]
  
==Sponsored legislation==
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==Issues==
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===Sponsored legislation===
 
*A260 Provides for conscientious exemption to mandatory immunizations.  
 
*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.     
 
*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.  
 
*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.<ref>[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillsBySponsor.asp New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor]</ref>
 
*A3458 Creates permanent paper voting record pilot program; removes requirement that voting machines produce voter-verified paper record by January 1, 2009.<ref>[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillsBySponsor.asp New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor]</ref>
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===Campaign themes===
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====2013====
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Schaer's campaign website highlighted the following campaign themes: <ref>[http://www.district36dems.com/ "Gary Schaer Official Campaign website", Accessed May 16, 2013]</ref>
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*Property Tax Relief for Middle-Class Families
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*Supporting our Schools and Students
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*Getting New Jersey Back to Work
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*Shared Sacrifice and Economic Fairness
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2013===
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:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013]]''
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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://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-candidates-general-assembly-0828.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Official general election candidates," August 28, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2013/by_state/NJ_Page_1105.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press,'' "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-election-results-general-assembly.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 9, 2013]</ref>
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{{Election box 2013
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|Chamber= New Jersey General Assembly, District 36 General Election
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|party1= Democratic
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|party2= Democratic
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|party3= Republican
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|party4= Republican
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|party5=
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|party6=
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|winner1=Gary Schaer
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|winner2= Marlene Caride
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|Inc1=Y
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|Inc2=Y
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|votes1 = 21131
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|votes2 = 20520
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|candidate3 = Rosina Romano
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|candidate4= Foster Lowe
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|candidate5=
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|candidate6=
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|votes3=15631
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|votes4=15014
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|votes5=
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|votes6=
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}}
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{{Primary election box 2013
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|Chamber=New Jersey General Assembly, District 36,
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|Collapse=Yes
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|party=Democratic
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|winner1 = Gary Schaer
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|Inc1 = Y
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|winner2= Marlene Caride
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|Inc2 = Y
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|candidate3 = Sam Krause
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|candidate4 = Aharon Cohn
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|votes1 = 3318
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|votes2 = 3133
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|votes3 = 309
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|votes4 = 296
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}}
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===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011]]''
Schaer is running for re-election in 2011. He is bracketed with [[Gary Schaer]] in the Democratic Primary on June 7. The top-two vote getters will advance to the general election on November 8, 2011.<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/election-results/official-2011-primary-candidates-gen-assembly-050411.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/election-results/official-2011-primary-candidates-gen-assembly-050411.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List]</ref>
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{{Election box 2011
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|Chamber= New Jersey General Assembly District 36 General Election
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|party1= Democratic
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|party2= Democratic
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|party3= Republican
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|party4= Republican
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|winner1 = Gary Schaer
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|winner2 = Marlene Caride
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|candidate3 = Sara Rosengarten
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|candidate4 = John Genovesi
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|Inc1 = Y
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|votes1 = 17262
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|votes2 = 16319
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|votes3 = 11735
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|votes4 = 11256
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}}
  
 
===2009===
 
===2009===
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:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009]]''
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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]].<ref>[http://elections.nj.com/dynamic/files/elections/2009/by_state/NJ_State_Assembly_1103.html?SITE=NJNEWELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Star Ledger'' 2009 Election Results, November 4, 2009]</ref>  He was bracketed with [[Frederick Scalera]].<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/2009results/09general/official-gen-elect-gen-assembly-tallies-120109.pdf Official New Jersey Assembly General Election Results]</ref>
 
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]].<ref>[http://elections.nj.com/dynamic/files/elections/2009/by_state/NJ_State_Assembly_1103.html?SITE=NJNEWELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Star Ledger'' 2009 Election Results, November 4, 2009]</ref>  He was bracketed with [[Frederick Scalera]].<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/2009results/09general/official-gen-elect-gen-assembly-tallies-120109.pdf Official New Jersey Assembly General Election Results]</ref>
  
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name =  Schaer
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|Full name = Gary Schaer
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|year = 2005
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|Editdate = August 28, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=8090 ''followthemoney.org,'' "Schaer, Gary" Accessed August 28, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2011 = 1058546
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|result2011 = Won
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|office2011 = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011|New Jersey General Assembly, District 36]]
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|totalraised2009 = 876885
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|result2009 = Won
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|office2009 = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009|New Jersey General Assembly, District 36]]
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|totalraised2007 = 432868
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|result2007 = Won
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|office2007 = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2007|New Jersey General Assembly, District 36]]
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|totalraised2005 = 267699
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|result2005 = Won
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|office2005 = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2005|New Jersey General Assembly, District 36]]
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===2011===
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{{SLP donor box 2011
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|name =  Schaer
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|full Name = Gary Schaer
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=133809
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|office= New Jersey General Assembly
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 1058546
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|org1 = New Jersey Regional Council Of Carpenters
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|org2 = Medical Society Of New Jersey
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|org3 = New Jersey Bankers Association
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|org4 = Blue Cross Blue Shield
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|org5 = New Jersey State Pipe Trades Association
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|orgamount1 = 24,400
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|orgamount2 = 16,400
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|orgamount3 = 13,000
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|orgamount4 = 9,250
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|orgamount5 = 9,200
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|}}
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===2009===
 
===2009===
Below are Schaer's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113403 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign contributions]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2009
{| class="wikitable"
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|name =  Schaer
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|full Name = Gary Schaer
! valign="bottom" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Contributor
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113403
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|office= New Jersey General Assembly
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|new = no
|Medac Medical Action Cmte
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|party = Democratic
|$15,200
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|total raised = 876885
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|org1 = Medical Society of New Jersey
|NJ Education Assoc
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|org2 = New Jersey Education Association
|$10,200
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|org3 = New Jersey Business & Industry Association
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|org4 = Communications Workers New Jersey
|NJ Dental Assoc
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|org5 = Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
|$8,500
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|orgamount1 = 15,200
|-
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|orgamount2 = 10,300
|Electrical Workers Local 351
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|orgamount3 = 9,700
|$8,200
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|orgamount4 = 9,200
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|orgamount5 = 8,500
|Garden State Pharmacy Owners
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|}}
|$8,200
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===2007===
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{{SLP donor box 2007
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|name =  Schaer
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|full Name = Gary Schaer
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95892
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|office= New Jersey General Assembly
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 432868
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|org1 = Electrical Workers Local 164
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|org2 = District 36 Democratic Club
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|org3 = Florio, Edward J
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|org4 = Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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|org5 = Democratic Assembly Campaign Cmte of New Jersey
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|orgamount1 = 11,200
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|orgamount2 = 8,200
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|orgamount3 = 7,100
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|orgamount4 = 6,500
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|orgamount5 = 6,450
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|}}
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===2005===
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{{SLP donor box 2005
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|name =  Schaer
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|full Name = Gary Schaer
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77694
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|office= New Jersey General Assembly
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|new = yes
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 267699
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|org1 = New Jersey State Association of Pipe Trades
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|org2 = New Jersey Education Association
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|org3 = New Jersey State Laborers
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|org4 = Golden Management
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|org5 = Capodagli, George
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|orgamount1 = 5,300
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|orgamount2 = 3,250
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|orgamount3 = 3,000
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|orgamount4 = 2,750
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|orgamount5 = 2,600
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|}}
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==Endorsements==
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In 2013, Schaer’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 7, 2013]</ref>
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:* The New Jersey AFL-CIO
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===2011===
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In 2011, Schaer’s endorsements included the following:<ref>[http://www.politickernj.com/files/NJ%20State%20AFL-CIO%20Endorsed%20Candidates%208-4-2011.pdf ''Politicker NJ,'' 2011 AFL-CIO endorsed candidates, accessed Aug. 5, 2011]</ref>
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:* [http://www.njaflcio.org/ New Jersey State AFL-CIO]
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==Personal==
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Schaer and his wife, Donna, have three children.
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Schaer currently also serves on the [[Passaic, New Jersey|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).<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=58622 Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Schaer]</ref>
  
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''Gary + Schaer + New + Jersey + General + Assembly'''"
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==External links==
 
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*[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=258 New Jersey General Assembly - Rep. Gary Schaer]  
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*[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=258 New Jersey General Assembly - Rep. Gary Schaer]
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*[http://www.district36dems.com/ Gary Schaer Official Campaign website]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=58622 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=58622 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=58622 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=58622 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=133809 2011], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113403 2009], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95892 2007], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77694 2005]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=133809 2011], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113403 2009], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95892 2007], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77694 2005]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gary-Schaer/76812521484 Gary Schaer on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gary-Schaer/76812521484 Gary Schaer on Facebook]
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*[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-primary-results-general-assembly.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', Official Primary Results]
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* [http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-unofficial-general-candidates-general-assembly-0715.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', Unofficial general election candidates]
  
 
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Gary Schaer
GSchaer.jpg
New Jersey General Assembly District 36
Incumbent
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
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 5, 2013
First elected2005
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
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 highlighted 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][6][7]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 36 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGary Schaer Incumbent 29.2% 21,131
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarlene Caride Incumbent 28.4% 20,520
     Republican Rosina Romano 21.6% 15,631
     Republican Foster Lowe 20.8% 15,014
Total Votes 72,296

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.[8]

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.[9] He was bracketed with Frederick Scalera.[10]

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.[11]

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 included the following: [12]

  • The New Jersey AFL-CIO

2011

In 2011, Schaer’s endorsements included the following:[13]

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).[14]

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