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Jay Webber
New Jersey General Assembly District 26
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 7
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2007
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sJohns Hopkins University
J.D.Harvard Law School, 2000
Date of birth02/29/1972
Place of birthTeaneck, NJ
Office website
Campaign website
Jay Webber (b. February 29, 1972) is a Republican member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 26th District since 2008.

Webber, who earned his JD from Harvard Law School, works as an Attorney for Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.[1]

40 under 40

Webber has been highlighted by Time Magazine as one of the 40 leaders under 40 who are "rising stars of American politics.[2]

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:


Assemblyman Webber discussing the budget

Campaign themes

On his website Webber lists his main issues:[3]

  • Fighting for Tax Relief and Pro-Growth Economic Policies
  • Cleaning Up Ethics and a Culture of Corruption
  • Promoting Affordable & High Quality Healthcare
  • Protecting Family Life & Educational Opportunity
  • Ending Lawsuit & Immigration Abuses

  • A1691 "Transparency in Government Act;" provides for establishment of State public finance website.
  • A2204 Permits use of overseas absentee ballots for all elections; authorizes transmission of ballots by electronic means.
  • A4024 Eliminates the "millionaire's" gross income tax rate increase and repeals the obsolete dedication of the tax increase for direct property tax relief. [4]

Presidential preference


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

Jay Webber endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [5]



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Webber ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 26. Webber is bracketed with BettyLou DeCroce. He was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. He is challenged by Elliot Isibor (D) and Joseph Raich (D) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[6][7][8]


See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Webber won re-election in 2011. He and incumbent Alex DeCroce ran unopposed in the Republican Primary on June 7. Joseph Scafa was also vying for the Republican nomination, but withdrew his candidacy in April. Republican candidate Gary Steele was disqualified and removed from the ballot in late April. Webber and DeCroce then defeated Elliot Isibor, Joseph Raich, and Michael Spector in the November 8 general election.[9]

New Jersey General Assembly District 26 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlex DeCroce Incumbent 32% 19,696
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJay Webber Incumbent 31.8% 19,543
     Democratic Joseph Raich 17.6% 10,847
     Democratic Elliot Isibor 16.8% 10,319
     Green Michael Spector 1.8% 1,095
Total Votes 61,500


Running for re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election, Webber received 41,985 votes (33%), defeating Democratic challengers Douglas Herbert and Wayne Marek.[10] He was bracketed with Alex DeCroce.[11]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Twenty-Sixth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Alex DeCrone (R) 43,647
Green check mark transparent.png Jay Webbe (R) 42,077
Wayne B. Marek (D) 20,107
Douglas Herbert (D) 20,015

Campaign donors


In 2011, Webber received $376,437 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[12]

New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jay Webber's campaign in 2011
Webber, Jay$5,454
Dunaev, Tamara E$5,200
Pogodin, Pavel$5,200
Lipsky, Richard$5,200
New Jersey Republican Party$3,939
Total Raised in 2011 $376,437
Total Votes received in 2011 19,543
Cost of each vote received $19.26


Below are Webber's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[13]

Contributor 2009 total
Republican National Committee $8,100
Webber, Jay $4,354
New Jersey Coalition Of Automotive Retailers $4,300
New Jersey Business & Industry Association $4,250
Alaimo Group Consulting Engineers $2,600


Webber and his wife, Johanna, have six children.

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