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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).<ref>[http://www.northjersey.com/news/GOP_candidates_wont_debate_opponents_in_40th_district_race.html ''North Jersey.com,'' "GOP candidates won't debate opponents in 40th district race," October 10, 2011]</ref>
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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).<ref>[http://www.northjersey.com/news/GOP_candidates_wont_debate_opponents_in_40th_district_race.html ''North Jersey.com,'' "GOP candidates won't debate opponents in 40th District race," October 10, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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Kevin O'Toole
Kevin O'Toole.jpg
New Jersey State Senate District 40
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
January 9, 2018
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Deputy Republican Leader, New Jersey General Assembly
2004-2007
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 6, 2007
Next generalNovember 7, 2017
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey General Assembly
1996-2001, 2002-2007
Mayor of Cedar Grove
Education
Bachelor'sSeton Hall University
J.D.Seton Hall University School of Law
Personal
BirthdayOctober 5, 1964
Place of birthCedar Grove, NJ
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Kevin J. O'Toole (b. October 5, 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]

Biography

O'Toole earned his B.A. in Political Science and Public Administration from Seton Hall University and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. [3] His professional experience includes working as an Attorney for the law practice, O'Toole, Fernandez, Weiner and Vanlieu, LLC. He served three terms as Mayor of Cedar Grove, New Jersey from 1989 to 1996.

Committee assignments

2010-2011

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

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

O'Toole won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 40. O'Toole was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary and defeated William Meredith Ashley (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[4] [5][6][7]

New Jersey State Senate, District 40 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin O'Toole Incumbent 65.9% 37,565
     Democratic William Meredith Ashley 34.1% 19,401
Total Votes 56,966

2011

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. [8]

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

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).[9]

2007

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2007

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. [10]

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

Comprehensive donor information for O'Toole is available dating back to 1997. Based on available campaign finance records, O'Toole raised a total of $2,877,537 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 14, 2013.[11]

Kevin O'Toole's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey State Senate, District 40 Won $753,270
2009 New Jersey State Senate, District 40 Not up for election $391,390
2007 New Jersey State Senate, District 40 Won $849,348
2005 New Jersey General Assembly, District 40 Won $480,714
2003 New Jersey General Assembly, District 40 Won $140,864
2001 New Jersey General Assembly, District 40 Won $128,337
1999 New Jersey General Assembly, District 21 Won $115,100
1997 New Jersey General Assembly, District 21 Won $18,514
Grand Total Raised $2,877,537

2011

O'Toole won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2011. During that election cycle, O'Toole raised a total of $753,270.

2009

O'Toole was not up for election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2009. During that election cycle, O'Toole raised a total of $391,390.

2007

O'Toole won election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2007. During that election cycle, O'Toole raised a total of $849,348.

2005

O'Toole won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2005. During that election cycle, O'Toole raised a total of $480,714.

2003

O'Toole won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2003. During that election cycle, O'Toole raised a total of $140,864.

2001

O'Toole won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2001. During that election cycle, O'Toole raised a total of $128,337.

1999

O'Toole won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1999. During that election cycle, O'Toole raised a total of $115,100.

1997

O'Toole won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1997. During that election cycle, O'Toole raised a total of $18,514.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

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

Kevin O'Toole endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [12]

Personal

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

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