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   |Position = New Jersey General Assembly District 5
 
   |Position = New Jersey General Assembly District 5
 
   |Status = Incumbent
 
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   |Next election = November 3, 2015
 
   |Prior office = Council Member, City of Camden
 
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   |Prior office years = 1997-2001, 2005-2010  
 
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{{TOCnestright}}'''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]].<ref>[http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20100126/NEWS01/1260327/1006 ''Courier Post Online,'' "Wilson takes oath as N.J. assemblyman," January 26, 2010]</ref>
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Gilbert L. 'Whip' Wilson''' (b. March 17, 1947) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]], representing District 5.  He was first appointed to the chamber on January 25, 2010 to fill the seat left vacant by [[Donald Norcross]].<ref>[http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20100126/NEWS01/1260327/1006 ''Courier Post Online,'' "Wilson takes oath as N.J. assemblyman," January 26, 2010]</ref>
  
Wilson served on the [[sunshinereview:Camden, New Jersey|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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Wilson served on the [[Camden, New Jersey|Camden]] City Council from 2005-2010 and 1997-2001.   
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==Biography==
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Wilson earned his A.A.S. in Law/Criminal Justice from Camden County College and his B.A. in Law/Criminal Justice from Rowan University.  His professional experience includes working as Officer in the Camden Police Department.  Wilson served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force from 1965-69. <ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/75370/gilbert-wilson#.UikVqrxw_vs Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Wilson]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
 
===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
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====2013====
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On their shared campaign website, Wilson, [[Angel Fuentes]], and Sen. [[Donald Norcross]] list five major themes of their campaign:<ref>[http://www.njleg5.com/ ''Official Fuentes/Wilson campaign website,'']</ref>
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* Relieving the tax burden on property owners.
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* Cutting wasteful government spending.
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* Consolidating government functions through shared services among municipalities, counties and schools boards.
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* Adopting reforms that reduce the costs to taxpayers for public employee benefits, including pensions and health care.
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* 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.
  
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====2011====
 
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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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;(For responses from all the candidates, see the full story [http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/index.ssf/2011/10/njs_fifth_legislative_district.html here.])
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;(For responses from all the candidates, see the full story [http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/index.ssf/2011/10/njs_fifth_legislative_district.html here.])
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===Pensions===
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{{NJ DD writeup}}<br>
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{{pension dipping|name=Wilson|pension=$50,304|employer=Camden City}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2013===
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:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013]]''
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Wilson won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|New Jersey General Assembly]] District 5. Wilson was bracketed with [[Angel Fuentes]]. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He and incumbent [[Angel Fuentes]] (D) defeated [[David Ragonese]] (R) and [[George Wagoner]] (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://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-candidates-general-assembly-0912b.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Official general election candidates," September 9, 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>
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===2011===
 
===2011===
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011]]'' {{NJ voter guide box}}
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:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011]]''
Wilson is running for re-election in 2011. He and incumbent [[Angel Fuentes]] ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on June 7. He faces [[Terrell Ratliff]] (R) and [[William Levins]] (R) 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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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.<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 5 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 = Angel Fuentes
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|winner2 = Gilbert Wilson
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|candidate3 = William Levins
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|candidate4 = Terrell Ratliff
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|Inc1 = Y
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|Inc2 = Y
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|votes1 = 17586
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|votes2 = 17691
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|votes3 = 13575
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|votes4 = 12776
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}}
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==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Wilson
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|Full name = Gilbert Wilson
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|year = 2011
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|Editdate = August 15, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=352166 ''followthemoney.org,'' "Wilson, Gilbert" Accessed August 15, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2011 = 155986
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|result2011 = Won
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|office2011 = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011|New Jersey General Assembly, District 5]]
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===2011===
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{{SLP donor box 2011
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|name = Wilson
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|full Name = Gilbert Wilson
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=133729
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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 = 155986
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|org1 = Election Fund Of Donald Norcross For Senate
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|org2 = Electrical Workers Local 351
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|org3 = Leaders Fund
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|org4 = New Jersey State Laborers
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|org5 = Remington & Vernick Engineers
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|orgamount1 = 51,216
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|orgamount2 = 16,400
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|orgamount3 = 8,200
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|orgamount4 = 8,200
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|orgamount5 = 4,600
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|}}
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==Endorsements==
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===2013===
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In 2013, Wilson’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 4, 2013]</ref>
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<ref>[http://ppactionnj.org/planned-parenthood-action-fund-of-new-jersey-announces-endorsements-in-state-elections/ ''Planned Parenthood NJ'' "Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey Announces Endorsements in State Elections," accessed September 5, 2013]</ref>
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:* The New Jersey AFL-CIO
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:* Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey
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==Personal==
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Wilson and his wife of more than 30 years, Martha, have six children.
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==Recent news==
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=75370 Project Vote Smart biographical profile]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=75370 Project Vote Smart biographical profile]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=133729 2011]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=133729 2011]
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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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Gilbert Wilson
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New Jersey General Assembly District 5
Incumbent
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
AppointedJanuary 25, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Council Member, City of Camden
1997-2001, 2005-2010
Education
Bachelor'sRowan University
Associate'sCamden County College
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force
Years of service1965-1969
Personal
Birthday03/17/1947
Place of birthCamden, NJ
ProfessionLegislator
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Gilbert L. 'Whip' Wilson (b. March 17, 1947) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 5. He was first appointed to the chamber on January 25, 2010 to fill the seat left vacant by Donald Norcross.[1]

Wilson served on the Camden City Council from 2005-2010 and 1997-2001.

Biography

Wilson earned his A.A.S. in Law/Criminal Justice from Camden County College and his B.A. in Law/Criminal Justice from Rowan University. His professional experience includes working as Officer in the Camden Police Department. Wilson served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force from 1965-69. [2]

Committee assignments

2010-2012

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

On their shared campaign website, Wilson, Angel Fuentes, and Sen. Donald Norcross list five major themes of their campaign:[3]

  • 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.

2011

In an interview with the Gloucester County Times, Gilbert listed his top priorities:

  • "New Jersey’s unemployment rate is 9.4 percent, our residents are paying the highest property taxes in the nation, and throughout our region families are struggling to make ends meet. With that said, my top three priorities are attracting good paying jobs to our region, ensuring that our residents keep more of what they earn, and providing the police and fire services that will keep them safe in their homes and communities." [4]

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

Pensions

Double dipping is a term used to describe the practice of allowing government employees to “retire,” start collecting a pension and then return to work for the state while continuing to receive pension benefits. It is currently permitted in New Jersey. Banning or limiting double dipping is among the proposals in New Jersey to reduce the state pension obligation. Two companion bills, S601 and A860, were introduced in the 2012-2013 legislative session. As of July 2014 neither has reached the floor for a vote. In July 2013 New Jersey Watchdog published an article focusing on double dipping by New Jersey state legislators. The report identified 18 state lawmakers who receive retirement checks totaling $782,000 a year in addition to their legislative salaries. The roster includes leaders of each party in both the Senate and Assembly.[5]
Wilson was included on the list of legislators currently receiving pension benefits and a legislative salary. According to the 2013 report, Wilson receives a $50,304 pension per year. The employer at retirement was Camden City.[5]

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Wilson won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 5. Wilson was bracketed with Angel Fuentes. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He and incumbent Angel Fuentes (D) defeated David Ragonese (R) and George Wagoner (R) in the general election which took place on November 5, 2013.[6] [7][8]

2011

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.[9]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Wilson is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Wilson raised a total of $155,986 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.[10]

Gilbert Wilson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 5 Won $155,986
Grand Total Raised $155,986

2011

Wilson won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Wilson raised a total of $155,986.

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Wilson’s endorsements included the following: [11] [12]

  • The New Jersey AFL-CIO
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey

Personal

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

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