|New Jersey General Assembly District 36|
|2006 - Present|
|Years in position||9|
|State Deputy Speaker of the Assembly|
|2012 - Present|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 5, 2013|
|Acting Mayor, City of Passaic|
|Date of birth||09/11/1951|
|Place of birth||Pennsauken, NJ|
|Profession||Investment Consultant and Vice President, Private Client Group|
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.
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- A3458 Creates permanent paper voting record pilot program; removes requirement that voting machines produce voter-verified paper record by January 1, 2009.
Schaer lists four main campaign themes on his Official Campaign website:
- Property Tax Relief for Middle-Class Families
- Supporting our Schools and Students
- Getting New Jersey Back to Work
- Shared Sacrifice and Economic Fairness
Schaer ran 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 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. 
|New Jersey General Assembly, District 36, Democratic Primary, 2013|
|Gary Schaer Incumbent||47%||3,318|
|Marlene Caride Incumbent||44.4%||3,133|
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. He was bracketed with Frederick Scalera.
|New Jersey Assembly General Election, Thirty-Sixth Legislative District (2009)|
|Frederick Scalera (D)||23,353|
|Gary S. Schaer (D)||22,089|
|Carmen Pio Costa (R)||17,035|
|Donald Diorio (R)||16,691|
In 2011, Schaer received $1,058,546 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Gary Schaer's campaign in 2011|
|New Jersey Regional Council Of Carpenters||$24,400|
|Medical Society Of New Jersey||$16,400|
|New Jersey Bankers Association||$13,000|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield||$9,250|
|New Jersey State Pipe Trades Association||$9,200|
|Total Raised in 2011||$1,058,546|
|Total Votes received in 2011||17,262|
|Cost of each vote received||$61.32|
Below are Schaer's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:
|Medical Society Of New Jersey||$15,200|
|New Jersey Education Association||$10,200|
|New Jersey Business & Industry Association||$9,700|
|Communications Workers New Jersey||$9,200|
|Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Jersey||$8,500|
Schaer was endorsed by:
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).
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- New Jersey General Assembly - Rep. Gary Schaer
- Gary Schaer Official Campaign website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- NJ Assembly Dems - Assm. Schaer
- State Surge - Legislative and voting track record
- Campaign Contributions: 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005
- Gary Schaer on Facebook
- New Jersey Department of State, Official Primary Results
- New Jersey Department of State, Unofficial general election candidates
- "NJ Assembly Dems - Assm. Schaer", Accessed May 16, 2013
- New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor
- "Gary Schaer Official Campaign website", Accessed May 16, 2013
- New Jersey Department of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed July 26, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, "Unofficial general election candidates," Accessed August 6, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List
- Star Ledger 2009 Election Results, November 4, 2009
- Official New Jersey Assembly General Election Results
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign contributions
- Politicker NJ, 2011 AFL-CIO endorsed candidates, accessed Aug. 5, 2011
- Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Schaer
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