Linda Greenstein

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Linda Greenstein
New Jersey Senate District 14
In office
November 2010 - present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 5
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 1999
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sVassar College
Master'sJohns Hopkins University
J.D.Georgetown University Law Center
Date of birthJune 7, 1950
Linda Greenstein (b. June 7, 1950) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey State Senate, representing District 14. She was first elected to the chamber during a special election in November 2010 and won a full term in November 2011. Greenstein is currently an Assistant Majority Leader.

Greenstein served in the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 14th District from 2000-2010.


Greenstein received her B.A. in Psychology from Vassar College. She then went on to earn her M.A. in Psychology from Johns Hopkins University and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Greenstein worked as a staff attorney for the Community Health Law Project from 1991 to 2000. She has also worked as a clinical associate professor at Seton Hall Law School, Deputy Attorney General for State of New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, and an attorney with Smith, Stratton, Wise, Heher, and Brennan.

Committee assignments


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Greenstein served on these committees:


For the 2010-2012 session, Greenstein served on the following committees:

2010 House

Prior to her election to the Senate, Greenstein served on the following Assembly committees in 2010:



See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Greenstein ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 14. Greenstein was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary and is challenged by Peter A. Inverso (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[1][2]


See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Greenstein won in the 2011 election for New Jersey State Senate District 14. She ran unopposed in the primary on June 7, 2011. Greenstein defeated Richard Kanka (R) in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011.

New Jersey State Senate District 14 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Greenstein Incumbent 55.3% 26,206
     Republican Richard Kanka 44.7% 21,176
Total Votes 47,382


Asbury Park Press

District 14 is one of only three districts that the Asbury Park Press identified as competitive in 2011. The other two are Districts 2 and 38. Districts 2 and 38 may lean more Republican after 2011 redistricting, and District 14 may still favor Democrats. As evidence, they cite a drop in registered Democrats in Districts 2 and 38, and only a small decrease in registered Democrats in District 14. History has shown, argues APP, that districts where Democrats hold less than a 10,000 registered voter advantage typically favor the GOP. The Democratic registration advantage in District 14 is roughly 21,000, (down from 25,000).[3]


Running for re-election 2009, Greenstein was bracketed with Wayne DeAngelo and defeated challengers Rob Calabro, William Harvey, Jr., and Gene Baldassari.[4][5]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Fourteenth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Linda R. Greenstein (D) 37,958
Green check mark transparent.png Wayne P. DeAngelo (D) 35,791
Rob Calabro (R) 30,479
William T. Harvey, Jr. (R) 29,530



See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Greenstein ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 14. Greenstein was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.


In 2011, Greenstein received $476,016 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

New Jersey State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Linda Greenstein's campaign in 2011
Communications Workers Local 1036$16,400
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 9$16,400
New Jersey Education Association$16,400
New Jersey Regional Council Of Carpenters$9,200
Total Raised in 2011 $476,016
Total Votes received in 2011 26,206
Cost of each vote received $18.16

District 14 ranked sixth in fundraising

As of October 25, candidates for District 14 raised $1,971,949--according to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission. This made District 14 number six in fundraising for the 2011 election season.[7]


Below are Greenstein's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[8]

Contributor 2009 total
Add Funds Transferred From Prior Campaign $25,466
Garden State Pharmacy Owners $8,700
New Jersey State Laborers $8,200
Electrical Workers Local 351 $8,200
Electrical Workers Local 164 $8,200

  • A819 Sets confidentiality standards for public employee assistance program records; prohibits employer actions against program participants.
  • A1095 Decreases certain public document copy fees to up to $0.10 or less per letter size page and up to $0.15 or less per legal size page.
  • A1539 Prohibits political contributions by county and municipal political party committees to other committees; increases certain penalties.
  • A1551 Establishes the "Healthy Workplace Act."[9]



Greenstein was endorsed by:


Greenstein and her husband, Michael, have one son. They currently reside in Monroe, New Jersey.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Goodwin
New Jersey General Assembly District 14
Succeeded by
Preceded by
New Jersey General Assembly District 14
Succeeded by
Daniel Benson