Jon Bramnick

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Jon Bramnick
New Jersey General Assembly District 21
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 11
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2003
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSyracuse University
J.D.Hofstra University School of Law, 1978
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Jon Bramnick (b. February 24, 1953) is a Republican member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 21st District since 2003. He serves as Minority Leader and previously served as the Minority Conference Leader.

Bramnick, who received his JD from the Hofstra University School of Law is an attorney with Bramnick, Rodriguez, Mitterhoff, Grabas & Woodruff.[1]

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:


Assemblyman Bramnick discusses the sales tax holiday

  • A221 Establishes campaign advertising ethics committee; imposes penalties for making false, deceptive, misleading or fraudulent statements about candidates for public office.
  • A222 Expands duties of State Auditor to include performance audits at request of legislator; establishes Performance Audit Committee, consisting of eight public members, to help conduct performance audits.
  • A1250 The "Consumer Telephone Records Protection Act of 2008."
  • A1709 Creates commission to study effectiveness of county government; appropriates $95,000[2]

Presidential preference


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

Jon Bramnick endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Campaign themes

Bramnick's official website lists the three main lessons he follows for government:

  • 1. If You Can’t Afford it, Don’t Buy it - "voters should have to approve all state borrowing"
  • 2. Honesty is the Best Policy - ethics reform, "government should be transparent and the people should have their voices heard"
  • 3. Hard Work- No Short Cuts - "The government has grown too big, and waste is rampant...the government must work efficiently."[4]



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Bramnick ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 21. Bramnick is bracketed with Nancy Munoz. He was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. He is challenged by Norman W. Albert (D) and Jill Anne Lazare (D) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[5][6][7]


See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Bramnick won re-election in 2011. He and incumbent Nancy Munoz ran unopposed in the June 7 Republican primary. They then defeated Bruce Bergen, Norman Albert, and Darren Young in the November 8 general election.[8]

New Jersey General Assembly District 21 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJon Bramnick Incumbent 31.7% 25,303
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNancy Munoz Incumbent 31.9% 25,491
     Democratic Bruce Bergen 17.4% 13,878
     Democratic Norman Albert 17.4% 13,864
     Libertarian Darren Young 1.7% 1,324
Total Votes 79,860


Bramnick successfully won re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election. He was bracketed with Nancy Munoz and defeated Democratic challengers Bruce Bergen and Norman Albert.[9][10]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Twenty-First Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Nancy F. Munoz (R) 45,515
Green check mark transparent.png Jon Bramnick (R) 45,439
Bruce Bergen (D) 24,848
Norman Albert (D) 24,240

Campaign donors


In 2011, Bramnick received $730,785 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[11]

New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jon Bramnick's campaign in 2011
New Jersey Association Of Realtors$14,700
Mechanical Contractors Association Of New Jersey$9,000
New Jersey State Laborers$8,200
Heavy & General Construction Laborers Local 472$8,000
New Jersey Association For Justice$8,000
Total Raised in 2011 $730,785
Total Votes received in 2011 25,303
Cost of each vote received $28.88


Below are Bramnick's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[12]

Contributor 2009 total
Add Funds Transferred From Prior Campaign $72,674
Bramnick, Jon $15,000
Republican National Committee $8,200
Kean For Senate $8,000
Heavy & General Construction Laborers Local 472 $6,000


Bramnick and his wife, Patricia, have two grown children, Brent and Abigail.

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