Joseph Egan

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Joseph Egan
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New Jersey General Assembly District 17
Incumbent
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 12
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2001
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday02/27/1938
ProfessionBusiness Manager, I.B.E.W. Local Union No. 456
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Joseph V. Egan (b. February 27, 1938) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 2001. He has served as Deputy Majority Leader since 2008.

Egan also serves on the City of New Brunswick Council, a position he has held since 1982.[1]

Biography

Egan's professional experience includes working as Business Manager for I.B.E.W. Local Union No. 456.[2]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

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

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Labor, Chair
Telecommunications and Utilities

2010-2012

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

Issues

  • A2754 The "Jobs, Trade and Democracy Act."
  • A2967 Strengthens enforcement against employers for failure to provide workers' compensation coverage.
  • A3059 Requires proof of workers' compensation coverage with certain legally required annual reports of employers.[3]

Assemblyman Egan discussing an "economic crisis" hearing

2011 Egan campaign ad
















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]
Egan was included on the list of legislators currently receiving pension benefits and a legislative salary. According to the 2013 report, Egan receives a $24,216 pension per year. The employer at retirement was New Brunswick.[4]

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Egan won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 17. Egan was bracketed with Upendra Chivukula. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He and incumbent Upendra Chivukula (D) defeated Carlo Dilalla (R) and Sanjay Patel (R) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[5][6][7][8]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 17 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Egan Incumbent 32.5% 23,763
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngUpendra Chivukula Incumbent 31.9% 23,331
     Republican Carlo Dilalla 18.8% 13,762
     Republican Sanjay Patel 16.8% 12,281
Total Votes 73,137

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Egan won re-election in 2011. Egan and incumbent Upendra Chivukula ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on June 7. They then defeated Carlo Dilalla and Robert Mettler in the November 8 general election.[9]

New Jersey General Assembly District 17 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Egan Incumbent 31.9% 15,165
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngUpendra Chivulkula Incumbent 31.3% 14,862
     Republican Carlo DiLalla 18.2% 8,627
     Republican Robert Mettler 18.7% 8,876
Total Votes 47,530

2009

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Running for re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election, Egan received 29,607 votes (32%), defeating challengers Salim Nathoo and Anthony Mazzola.[10] He was bracketed with Upendra Chivukula.[11]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Seventeenth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph V. Egan (D) 29,876
Green check mark transparent.png Upendra J. Chivukula (D) 28,030
Anthony Mazzola (R) 18,023
Salim A. Nathoo (R) 16,419

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Egan is available dating back to 2001. Based on available campaign finance records, Egan raised a total of $2,686,698 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 16, 2013.[12]

Joseph Egan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 17 Won $424,462
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 17 Won $619,056
2007 New Jersey General Assembly, District 17 Won $617,018
2005 New Jersey General Assembly, District 17 Won $493,826
2003 New Jersey General Assembly, District 17 Won $298,090
2001 New Jersey General Assembly, District 17 Won $234,246
Grand Total Raised $2,686,698

2011

Egan won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Egan raised a total of $424,462.

2009

Egan won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Egan raised a total of $619,056.

2007

Egan won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. During that election cycle, Egan raised a total of $617,018.

2005

Egan won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2005. During that election cycle, Egan raised a total of $493,826.

2003

Egan won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2003. During that election cycle, Egan raised a total of $298,090.

2001

Egan won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2001. During that election cycle, Egan raised a total of $234,246.

Endorsements

2013

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

  • The New Jersey AFL-CIO

Labor unions

On June 7, the New Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council announced its endorsement of 26 Democrats and seven Republican candidates running in the 2013 general election. The trades council's endorsement placed special emphasis on the re-election of the "Building Trades Seven." The group -- composed of legislators who are also members of New Jersey union building trades -- includes senators Egan, Stephen Sweeney, John Amodeo, Troy Singleton, Donald Norcross, Wayne DeAngelo and Thomas Giblin.[14]

In addition to its endorsement of the 33 Senate candidates, the trades council also endorsed 67 Assembly candidates -- 55 Democrats and 12 Republicans.[14]

2011

Labor unions

On August 4, the New Jersey AFL-CIO voted to deny 22 Democrats, most notably Senators Stephen Sweeney and Donald Norcross, their endorsement in the 2011 general election. Earlier this year, these Democrats crossed the aisle and voted in favor of preventing public employee unions from collectively bargaining for health benefits and pensions--a move opposed by state labor unions.[15][16]

Four Assembly Democrats (also union officials) who voted against the revocation of bargaining rights received enthusiastic endorsements-- Egan, Wayne DeAngelo, Thomas Giblin and Nelson Albano all received endorsements on August 4.[15]

Four Assembly Democrats (also union officials) who voted against the revocation of bargaining rights received enthusiastic endorsements--Thomas Giblin, Wayne DeAngelo, Joseph Egan and Nelson Albano all received endorsements on August 4. No Republicans were endorsed by the AFL-CIO.[15]

Personal

Egan and his wife, Yolanda, have four children.

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