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Johnson won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|New Jersey General Assembly]] District 37. Johnson was bracketed with [[Valerie Vainieri Huttle]]. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He and [[Valerie Vainieri Huttle]] (D) defeated [[Dierdre Paul]] (R) and [[Gino Tessaro]] (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://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-candidates-general-assembly-0828.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Official general election candidates," August 28, 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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Johnson won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|New Jersey General Assembly]] District 37. Johnson was bracketed with [[Valerie Vainieri Huttle]]. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He and [[Valerie Vainieri Huttle]] (D) defeated [[Dierdre Paul]] (R) and [[Gino Tessaro]] (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://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-candidates-general-assembly-0828.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Official general election candidates," August 28, 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><ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-election-results-general-assembly.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 9, 2013]</ref>
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Revision as of 15:26, 9 December 2013

Gordon Johnson
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New Jersey General Assembly District 37
Incumbent
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 12
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Conference Leader
2012-Present
Deputy Majority Conference Leader
2010 - 2012
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2001
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSaint Thomas Aquinas College
Master'sSeton Hall University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserves
Years of service30
Personal
Birthday12/16/1949
Place of birthEnglewood, NJ
ProfessionConsultant, Law Enforcement
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Gordon M. Johnson (b. December 16, 1949) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 37. He was first elected to the chamber in 2001. He currently serves as Majority Conference Leader.

Biography

Johnson earned his B.S. in Social Science from St. Thomas Aquinas College and his M.A. in Administration and Supervision from Seton Hall University. His professional experience includes working as Undersheriff of Bergen County from (1999-2001, 2002-2005), Sheriff of Bergen County from 2001 to 2002 and Police Officer/Sergeant with the Englewood Police Department from 1974 to 1999. Johnson served in United States Army Reserve attaining the rank of Major. [1]

Committee assignments

2010-2012

Issues


Assemblyman Johnson speaking at a public hearing

  • A100 Creates "The 2009 New Jersey Fair and Clean Elections Pilot Project Act."
  • A176 Requires criminal history background check for certain persons working at schools.
  • A177 Requires development and distribution of curriculum guidelines on Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • A198 Requires local government officer to file financial disclosure statement within 30 days of taking office.[2]

National Political Awareness Test

Johnson's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2005 National Political Awareness Test are available. When asked his top priorities, he said:

"I plan to continue to fight for sorely needed increased transportation infrastructure improvements in New Jersey despite this being a low priority to the Republican Congress and White House. I also plan to continue working toward improvement in the Homeland Security Readiness in New Jersey as we are one of the most at risk state but receive comparatively little in federal funding."[3]

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.[4]
Johnson was included on the list of legislators currently receiving pension benefits and a legislative salary. According to the 2013 report, Johnson receives a $75,492 pension per year. The employer at retirement was Bergen County.[4]

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Johnson won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 37. Johnson was bracketed with Valerie Vainieri Huttle. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He and Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D) defeated Dierdre Paul (R) and Gino Tessaro (R) in the general election which took place on November 5, 2013.[5] [6][7][8]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 37 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngValerie Vainieri Huttle Incumbent 33.5% 26,581
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGordon Johnson Incumbent 33.3% 26,373
     Republican Gino Tessaro 16.8% 13,338
     Republican Dierdre Paul 16.4% 12,988
Total Votes 79,280

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Huttle won re-election in 2011. He and incumbent Valerie Vainieri Huttle ran unopposed in the June 7 Democratic primary. They then defeated Keith Jensen, Gregory Aslanian, and Julian Heicklen in the November 8 general election.[9]

New Jersey General Assembly District 37 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngValerie Vainieri Huttle Incumbent 34.1% 22,062
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGordon Johnson Incumbent 33.8% 21,839
     Republican Keith Jensen 15.7% 10,150
     Republican Gregory John Aslanian 15.4% 9,929
     Libertarian Julian Heicklen 1% 675
Total Votes 64,655

2009

Running for re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election, Johnson received 34,555 votes (35%), defeating Republican challengers Barry Bellin and Wojciech Siemaszkiewicz.[10] He was bracketed with Valerie Vainieri Huttle.

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New Jersey Assembly General Election, Thirty-Seventh Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gordon M. Johnson (D) 32,845
Green check mark transparent.png Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D) 32,440
Barry Bellin (R) 16,266
Wojciech Siemaszkiewcz (R) 15,635

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Johnson is available dating back to 2001. Based on available campaign finance records, Johnson raised a total of $677,823 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 28, 2013.[12]

Gordon Johnson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 37 Won $126,630
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 37 Won $153,440
2007 New Jersey General Assembly, District 37 Won $242,896
2005 New Jersey General Assembly, District 37 Won $74,553
2003 New Jersey General Assembly, District 37 Won $41,601
2001 New Jersey General Assembly, District 37 Won $38,703
Grand Total Raised $677,823

2011

Johnson won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $126,630.

2009

Johnson won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $153,440.

2007

Johnson won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $242,896.

2005

Johnson won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2005. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $74,553.

2003

Johnson won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2003. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $41,601.

2001

Johnson won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2001. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $38,703.

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Johnson’s endorsements included the following: [13] [14]

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

2011

In 2011, Johnson’s endorsements included the following:[15]

Personal

Johnson and his wife, Jacqueline, have three children.

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