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Kevin O'Toole
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New Jersey State Senate District 40
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2014
Years in position 7
Deputy Republican Leader, New Jersey General Assembly
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 6, 2007
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey General Assembly
1996-2001, 2002-2007
Mayor of Cedar Grove
Bachelor'sSeton Hall University
J.D.Seton Hall University School of Law
Date of birthOctober 5, 1964
Place of birthCedar Grove, NJ
Office website
Kevin J. O'Toole (b. 1964) is a Republican member of the New Jersey Senate, representing District 40. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007. He currently serves as Minority Whip. Bills that have been sponsored by Senator O'Toole include Senate Bill 226 and Senate Bill 471.[1]

O'Toole served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1996 to 2001 and 2002 to 2007. He was the Deputy Republican Leader for the chamber from 2004 to 2007.[2]


O'Toole graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and Public Administration from Seton Hall University. He later graduated with a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. [3] O'Toole is an Attorney for the law practice O'Toole, Fernandez, Weiner, Vanlieu, Limited Liability Corporation. He served three terms as Mayor of Cedar Grove, New Jersey from 1989 to 1996.


Presidential preference


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

Kevin O'Toole endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [4]

Committee assignments


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, O'Toole served on these committees:



See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

O'Toole ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 40. O'Toole was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary and is challenged by William Meredith Ashley (D) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[5][6][7][8][9]


See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

O'Toole won re-election to the District 40 State Senate seat in 2011. He faced no opposition for the June 7 Republican primary election. O'Toole defeated John Zunic (D) in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011. [10]

GOP candidates reject debate invitation

District 40's Republican candidates have decided not to participate in a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters. In addition to scheduling conflicts, assembly incumbent Scott Rumana (R) cited a concern that Democratic candidate William Brennan might file suit over statements made in the debate. Brennan has been involved in six lawsuits with New Jersey municipalities. In reply, Brennan noted that none of the suits were defamation suits (the most probable kind of suit to come out of a debate).[11]

New Jersey State Senate District 40 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin O'Toole Incumbent 62.4% 22,821
     Democratic John Zunic 37.6% 13,733
Total Votes 36,554


In 2007, O'Toole was re-elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 40. O'Toole (R) finished with 26,623 votes and was followed by John Zunic (D) with 13,395 votes. O'Toole raised $849,348 for his campaign fund. [12]

New Jersey Senate 2007 General Election, District 40 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin O'Toole (R) 26,623
John Zunic (D) 13,395

Campaign donors


In 2011, O'Toole received $753,270 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[13]

New Jersey State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kevin O'Toole's campaign in 2011
Port Authority Police Benevolent Association$7,500
New Jersey Association Of Realtors$6,500
New Jersey Organization For A Better State$5,000
New Jersey State Laborers$4,100
International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers$4,000
Total Raised in 2011 $753,270
Total Votes received in 2011 22,821
Cost of each vote received $33.01


In 2007, O'Toole collected $849,348 in donations.[14]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Gormley For Senate $10,000
Political Action League $9,200
Kean For Senate $8,200
Election Fund of Joseph R. Malone III For Assembly $8,000
New Jersey Business & Industry Association $7,000


O'Toole and his wife, Bethany, have two children. They currently reside in Cedar Grove, New Jersey.

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