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===Campaign themes===
===Campaign themes===
On their shared campaign website, Wilson, [[Angel Fuentes]], and Sen. [[Bob Norcross]] list five major themes of their campaign:<ref>[http://www.njleg5.com/ ''Official Fuentes/Wilson campaign website,'']
* Relieving the tax burden on property owners.
* Cutting wasteful government spending.
* Consolidating government functions through shared services among municipalities, counties and schools boards.
* Adopting reforms that reduce the costs to taxpayers for public employee benefits, including pensions and health care.
* Providing quality public schools, in part by forcing tax money to go toward classrooms and school facilities – not toward excessive salaries and perks for administrators.
In an interview with the ''Gloucester County Times'', Gilbert listed his top priorities:  
In an interview with the ''Gloucester County Times'', Gilbert listed his top priorities:  
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Wilson and his wife of more than 30 years, Martha, have six children.
==Recent news==
==Recent news==

Revision as of 17:49, 6 May 2013

Gilbert Wilson
New Jersey General Assembly District 5
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 9
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
AppointedJanuary 25, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Council Member, City of Camden
1997-2001, 2005-2010
Associate'sCamden County College
Bachelor'sRowan University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force
Years of service1965-1969
Date of birth03/17/1947
Place of birthCamden, NJ
Office website
Campaign website
Gilbert Wilson (b. March 17, 1947) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 5 since 2010. He was appointed to fill the seat left vacant by Donald Norcross.[1]

Wilson served on the Camden City Council from 2005-2010 and 1997-2001. He was a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force from 1965-69.

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Campaign themes


On their shared campaign website, Wilson, Angel Fuentes, and Sen. Bob Norcross list five major themes of their campaign:Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

     (For responses from all the candidates, see the full story here.)



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Wilson ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 5. Wilson is bracketed with Angel Fuentes in the June 4 Democratic primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.


See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Wilson won re-election in 2011. He and incumbent Angel Fuentes ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on June 7. They then defeated Terrell Ratliff (R) and William Levins (R) in the November 8 general election.[2]

New Jersey General Assembly District 5 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAngel Fuentes Incumbent 28.5% 17,586
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGilbert Wilson Incumbent 28.7% 17,691
     Republican William Levins 22% 13,575
     Republican Terrell Ratliff 20.7% 12,776
Total Votes 61,628

Campaign donors


In 2011, Wilson received $155,986 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gilbert Wilson's campaign in 2011
Election Fund Of Donald Norcross For Senate$51,216
Electrical Workers Local 351$16,400
Leaders Fund$8,200
New Jersey State Laborers$8,200
Remington & Vernick Engineers$4,600
Total Raised in 2011 $155,986
Total Votes received in 2011 17,691
Cost of each vote received $8.82


Wilson and his wife of more than 30 years, Martha, have six children.

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Preceded by
Donald Norcross
New Jersey Assembly District 5
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