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Spencer won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|New Jersey General Assembly]] District 29. Spencer was bracketed with [[Alberto Coutinho]]. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He and [[Eliana Pintor Marin]] (D) defeated [[Aracelis Sanabria Tejada]] (R) and [[Elaine L. Guarino]] (R)  in the general election which took place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-primary-results-general-assembly.pdf ''New Jersey Department of Elections'', "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed July 26, 2013]</ref> <ref name=gencand>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-candidates-general-assembly-0828.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Official general election candidates," August 28, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2013/by_state/NJ_Page_1105.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press,'' "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-election-results-general-assembly.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 9, 2013]</ref>
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Spencer won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|New Jersey General Assembly]] District 29. Spencer was bracketed with [[Alberto Coutinho]]. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He and [[Eliana Pintor Marin]] (D) defeated [[Aracelis Sanabria Tejada]] (R) and [[Elaine L. Guarino]] (R)  in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-primary-results-general-assembly.pdf ''New Jersey Department of Elections'', "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed July 26, 2013]</ref> <ref name=gencand>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-candidates-general-assembly-0828.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Official general election candidates," August 28, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2013/by_state/NJ_Page_1105.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press,'' "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-election-results-general-assembly.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 9, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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L. Grace Spencer
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New Jersey General Assembly District 29
Incumbent
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sRutgers University
J.D.Rutgers School of Law
Personal
Birthday4/15/1968
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Grace Spencer (b. March 15, 1968) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 29. She was first elected to the chamber in 2007. She currently serves as a Deputy Speaker of the Assembly.

Biography

Spencer earned her B.A. in Business Management from Rutgers University-Newark and her J.D. from Rutgers Law School. Her professional experience includes working as an attorney for the firm of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman and Goggin and for the Law Office of L. Grace Spencer.[1]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

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

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Environment and Solid Waste, Chair
Appropriations, Vice-Chair
Women and Children

2010-2012

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

Issues

  • A680 Eliminates certain penalties for drug offenses in school zones and public areas.
  • A681 Prohibits the sale, importation, possession and carrying of handguns except by certain authorized persons.
  • A690 Requires boards of education to permit public participation at board meetings.
  • A699 Increases minimum wage. [2]

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Spencer won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 29. Spencer was bracketed with Alberto Coutinho. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He and Eliana Pintor Marin (D) defeated Aracelis Sanabria Tejada (R) and Elaine L. Guarino (R) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[3] [4][5][6]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 29 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngL. Grace Spencer Incumbent 40.4% 15,259
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEliana Pintor Marin 38.8% 14,645
     Republican Aracelis Sanabria Tejada 10.5% 3,957
     Republican Elaine L. Guarino 10.3% 3,903
Total Votes 37,764

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Spencer won re-election in 2011. She and incumbent Alberto Coutinho ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on June 7. They then defeated Elaine Guarino and Lisa Kistner in the November 8 general election.[7]

New Jersey General Assembly District 29 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngL. Grace Spencer Incumbent 42% 8,572
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlberto Coutinho Incumbent 41.2% 8,391
     Republican Elaine Guarino 8.5% 1,736
     Republican Lisa Kistner 8.3% 1,687
Total Votes 20,386

2009

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

Spencer successfully won re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election. She was bracketed with Alberto Coutinho and defeated Republican challengers Aracelis Sanabria-Tejada and Fernando Linhares, along with Independent candidate Joanne Miller.[8][9]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Twenty-Ninth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png L. Grace Spencer (D) 21,205
Green check mark transparent.png Alberto Coutinho (D) 20,628
Fernando E. Linhares (R) 2,787
Aracelis Sanabria-Tejada (R) 2,761

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Spencer is available dating back to 2007. Based on available campaign finance records, Spencer raised a total of $219,338 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[10]

L. Grace Spencer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 29 Won $92,101
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 29 Won $84,755
2007 New Jersey General Assembly, District 29 Won $42,482
Grand Total Raised $219,338

2011

Spencer won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Spencer raised a total of $92,101.

2009

Spencer won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Spencer raised a total of $84,755.

2007

Spencer won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. During that election cycle, Spencer raised a total of $42,482.

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Spencer’s endorsements included the following: [11] [12]

  • The New Jersey AFL-CIO
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey

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