Gary Schaer

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Gary Schaer
New Jersey General Assembly District 36
Assumed office
Current term ends
January 2012
Political party Democratic
Profession Investment Consultant and Vice President, Private Client Group
Website Gary Schaer

Gary Schaer is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 36 since 2006.

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).[1]

Assemblyman Schaer seeking re-election in 2007

Committee assignments


  • 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]



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.[3]


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.[4] He was bracketed with Frederick Scalera.[5]

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


Below are Schaer's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[6]

Contributor 2009 total
Medac Medical Action Cmte $15,200
NJ Education Assoc $10,200
NJ Dental Assoc $8,500
Electrical Workers Local 351 $8,200
Garden State Pharmacy Owners $8,200

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New Jersey General Assembly District 36
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