Gary Stein

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Gary Stein
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Florida, District 20
Elections and appointments
Next primaryAugust 26, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNew York University
BirthdayJuly 20, 1956
Place of birthDumont, NJ
Campaign website
Gary S. Stein (b. July 20, 1956, in Dumont, New Jersey) was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 20th Congressional District of Florida.[1] He failed to file prior to the filing deadline.[1]

He was a 2013 Brownie Plus Me candidate for District 2 of the New Jersey General Assembly.[2][3]

Stein ran for the United States House of Representatives in 2012.[4] He was defeated by Cassandra Shober in the June 5, 2012, Democratic primary.[5]

He was a 2011 Democratic candidate for District 2 of the New Jersey General Assembly.[6]

Stein ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2010, losing to Frank LoBiondo. He also ran as an Independent for Governor of New Jersey in 2009, and as a Republican for Congress in 2008.


Stein earned his B.S. in Finance from New York University in 1978.[7]


Campaign themes


Stein's website highlighted the following campaign themes and issues:[8]

  • A tax plan for consideration statewide:
  1. Excerpt: "Local authorities should lower top pay of teachers 10%, firemen and police, 20%. Starting pay stays same, everyone in-between adjusted in a graduated scale from top to bottom. Protect pension. Pension still based on highest last salary. Future Assemblyman will take on State Police highest salary, all by himself."
  2. Excerpt: "Lower local property taxes 20%"
  3. Excerpt: "Eliminate the personal and corporate income tax to stimulate the economy."
  4. Excerpt: "Raise the sales tax 2%. Reduce it 1% after 1 yr., and let other 1% expire after 4 yrs, coinciding with the 2017 Gubernatorial election."
  5. Excerpt: "Install a commission to determine which programs are on the chopping block in anticipation of gridlock associated with #4 above."
  • Ballot reform
    • Excerpt: "End the 'Soprano States' rigged primary and general election ballots . Stop bracketing candidates, ballot slogans and preferential columns."


According to his website, Stein's campaign platform included the following issues[9]:

  • Single-payer health care
  • National sales tax, plus higher income taxes for the top 10%, eliminating income taxes for the bottom 90%
  • Offering statehood to Mexico



See also: Florida's 20th Congressional District elections, 2014

Stein ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 20th District.[1] He failed to file prior to the filing deadline.[1]


See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Stein ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 2. He was defeated by incumbent Chris Brown (R) and Vincent Mazzeo (D) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[2][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 2 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Brown Incumbent 25.6% 26,020
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngVincent Mazzeo 24.8% 25,164
     Republican John Amodeo Incumbent 24.7% 25,124
     Democratic Nick Russo 23.5% 23,900
     Independent Gary Stein 1.4% 1,388
Total Votes 101,596


See also: New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Stein ran for the United States House of Representatives in 2012. He ran as a Democrat to represent New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District,[11] and lost to Cassandra Shober in the June 5, 2012, Democratic primary.[5][12]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCassandra Shober 64.9% 9,810
Viola Hughes 26.3% 3,971
Gary Stein 8.8% 1,327
Total Votes 15,108


See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Gary Stein was a candidate for the 2011 Democratic Party nomination for District 2 of the New Jersey General Assembly. Stein was defeated by Alisa Cooper and Damon Tyner in the primary on June 7.[13][14]

New Jersey General Assembly District 2, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAlisa Cooper 46.3% 3,361
Green check mark transparent.pngDamon Tyner 46.5% 3,370
Gary Stein 7.2% 524
Total Votes 7,255


With 2nd District Republican incumbent Vincent Polistina choosing to run for the state senate, NJ Spotlight has identified the 2nd as a potential place for the GOP to lose a seat in the Assembly. Following redistricting the 2nd became more Democratic, losing Republican Galloway Township and picking up Democratic Somers Point, Buena and Buena Vista.[15]


Stein is married to his wife, Cynthia.

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