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|New Jersey General Assembly District 5|
|2006 - Present|
|Years in position||9|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 5, 2013|
|Appointed||January 25, 2010|
|Council Member, City of Camden|
|Associate's||Camden County College|
|Service/branch||U.S. Air Force|
|Years of service||1965-1969|
|Date of birth||03/17/1947|
|Place of birth||Camden, NJ|
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.
- 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:
- "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." 
(For responses from all the candidates, see the full story here.)
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 March 2015 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.
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.
Wilson ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 5. Wilson is bracketed with Angel Fuentes. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He is challenged by David Ragonese (R), George Wagoner (R), and incumbent Angel Fuentes (D) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013. 
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.
In 2011, Wilson received $155,986 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|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|
|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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- NJSpotlight, "Candidates: Legislative District 5," November 4, 2011
- NJSpotlight, "Legislative District 5," October 18, 2011
- NJ.com, "NJ's Fifth Legislative District candidates for Senate and Assembly pinpoint pressing state matters," October 11, 2011 (Interview)
- Official 2011 Wilson/Fuentes campaign website
- NJ General Assembly - Gilbert Wilson
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Campaign contributions: 2011
- New Jersey Department of State, Official Primary Results
- New Jersey Department of State, Unofficial general election candidates
- Courier Post Online, "Wilson takes oath as N.J. assemblyman," January 26, 2010
- Official Fuentes/Wilson campaign website,
- NJ.com, "NJ's Fifth Legislative District candidates for Senate and Assembly pinpoint pressing state matters," October 11, 2011
- New Jersey Watchdog, "18 double-dipping NJ lawmakers block pension reform," July 22, 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 5, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
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