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Holzapfel won the District 10 State Senate seat in 2011. He ran unopposed in the June 7 Republican primary election.  Holzapfel defeated Democrat [[Charles Tivenan]] in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011.<ref>[http://www.nj.gov/state/elections/election-results/unofficial-2011-primary-results-state-senate-0714-1.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' 2011 Official State Senate Primary Candidate List]</ref>
 
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James Holzapfel
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New Jersey State Senate, District 10
Incumbent
In office
2012 - Present
Term ends
January 9, 2018
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Assistant Majority Whip, New Jersey General Assembly
1998-2000
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 7, 2017
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey General Assembly, District 10
January 1994 - 2012
Education
Bachelor'sMonmouth College
J.D.Seton Hall University School of Law
Personal
BirthdayOctober 9, 1944
ProfessionSenior Managing Partner, Citta, Holzapfel, Zabarsky
Websites
Office website
James 'Jim' W. Holzapfel (b. October 9, 1944) is a Republican member of the New Jersey State Senate, representing District 12. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011.

Holzapfel served in the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 10 from his appointment in 1994 until 2012. While in the General Assembly, he served as Parliamentarian from 2010-2012.

Biography

Holzapfel earned his B.A. in Pre-Law from Monmouth College and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. His professional experience includes working as senior managing partner for Citta, Holzapfel, and Zabarsky, as a prosecutor with the Ocean County Prosecutors Office from 1987 to 1992 and as a partner with Citta, Holzapfel, Citta, Mallard, and Zabarsky from 1969 to 1987.[1]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Holzapfel served on the following committees:

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Law and Public Safety
Transportation

2010-2012

In the 2010-2012 legislative session, Holzapfel served on the following committees:

Issues

2011

  • A902 Establishes animal cruelty offenses pertaining to chaining or other restraint of animals.
  • A1222 "Homestead School Property Tax Reimbursement Act"; provides State reimbursement for 50% of school property taxes paid by seniors, 65 years and older.
  • A2833 Requires State agencies to review operations and to implement use of Internet to conduct public business when cost savings may be realized, with certain exceptions.
  • A3571 Requires public body to publish notice of public meeting on official Internet website.[2]

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 September 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.[3]
Holzapfel was included on the list of legislators currently receiving pension benefits and a legislative salary. According to the 2013 report, Holzapfel receives a $43,176 pension per year. The employer at retirement was New Jersey State Assembly.[3]

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Holzapfel won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 10. Holzapfel was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary and defeated John Bendel (D) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[4][5][6][7]

New Jersey State Senate, District 10 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Holzapfel Incumbent 69.7% 45,565
     Democratic John Bendel 30.3% 19,807
Total Votes 65,372

2011

See Also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Holzapfel won the District 10 State Senate seat in 2011. He ran unopposed in the June 7 Republican primary election. Holzapfel defeated Democrat Charles Tivenan in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011.[8]

New Jersey State Senate District 10 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Holzapfel 64% 28,675
     Democratic Charles Tivenan 36% 16,105
Total Votes 44,780

2009

See Also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

Running for re-election in 2009, Holzapfel received 45,796 votes (35%), defeating challengers Eli Eytan and Charles Tivenan. He was bracketed with David Wolfe.[9][10]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Tenth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David W. Wolfe (R) 47,336
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Holzapfel (R) 45,916
Charles P. Tivenan (D) 18,739
Eli L. Eytan (D) 18,090

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Holzapfel is available dating back to 1997. Based on available campaign finance records, Holzapfel raised a total of $956,224 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 12, 2013.[11]

James Holzapfel's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey State Senate, District 10 Won $203,064
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 10 Won $91,284
2007 New Jersey General Assembly, District 10 Won $111,737
2005 New Jersey General Assembly, District 10 Won $155,258
2003 New Jersey General Assembly, District 10 Won $96,075
2001 New Jersey General Assembly, District 10 Won $124,902
1999 New Jersey General Assembly, District 10 Won $124,549
1997 New Jersey General Assembly, District 10 Won $49,355
Grand Total Raised $956,224

2011

Holzapfel won election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2011. During that election cycle, Holzapfel raised a total of $203,064.

2009

Holzapfel won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Holzapfel raised a total of $91,284.

2007

Holzapfel won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. During that election cycle, Holzapfel raised a total of $111,787.

2005

Holzapfel won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2005. During that election cycle, Holzapfel raised a total of $155,258.

2003

Holzapfel won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2003. During that election cycle, Holzapfel raised a total of $96,075.

2001

Holzapfel won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2001. During that election cycle, Holzapfel raised a total of $124,902.

1999

Holzapfel won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1999. During that election cycle, Holzapfel raised a total of $124,549.

1997

Holzapfel won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1997. During that election cycle, Holzapfel raised a total of $49,355.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

James Holzapfel endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [12]

Personal

Holzapfel and his wife, Joyce, live in Toms River, New Jersey.

Holzapfel has been a member of the Law Enforcement Study Commission, NJ Supreme Court Committee on Municipal Courts, National District Attorneys Association and Association of Trial Lawyers of America. [13]

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Preceded by
Andrew Ciesla
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