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Linda Stender
New Jersey General Assembly District 22
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 13
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2001
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, Borough of Fanwood
1992 - 1995
Bachelor'sAmerican University
Date of birth07/25/1951
Place of birthFanwood, NJ
Office website
Personal website
Linda Stender is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 22nd District since 2002. She was Deputy Speaker from 2006-2009.

Stender earned her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Communications from American University. Prior to her election to the Assembly Stender served on the Union County Board of Freeholders from 1994-2002, Mayor of the Borough of Fanwood from 1992-1995, and was a member of the Borough of Fanwood Council from 1988-1990. [1]

Committee assignments



Linda Stender campaign commercial

  • A1055 Eliminates use of vaccines containing mercury over three years.
  • A1307 Requires each municipality to establish a Reverse 9-1-1 system.
  • A1316 Allows pharmacists to prescribe emergency contraceptives subject to certain conditions.
  • A1323 Criminalizes the manufacture, distribution and possession of Salvia divinorum. [2]



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Stender ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 22. Stender is bracketed with Gerald Green. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He is challenged by Jeffrey D. First (R) and John Campbell (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[3][4][5]


See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Stender won re-election in 2011. She and incumbent Gerald Green ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on June 7. They then defeaated Joan Van Pelt and Jeffrey First in the November 8 general election.[6]

New Jersey General Assembly District 22 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGerald Green Incumbent 29% 14,957
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Stender Incumbent 30.5% 15,747
     Republican Joan Van Pelt 21% 10,846
     Republican Jeffrey First 19.5% 10,092
Total Votes 51,642


Stender won re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election. She was bracketed with Gerald Green and defeated Republican challengers William Vastine and Martin Marks.[7][8]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Twenty-Second Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Stender (D) 25,379
Green check mark transparent.png Gerald "Jerry" Green (D) 24,805
Martin Marks (R) 22,718
William "Bo" Vastine (R) 21,554

Campaign donors


In 2011, Stender received $315,410 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[9]

New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Linda Stender's campaign in 2011
Election Fund Of Assemblywoman Linda Stender$60,519
New Jersey Regional Council Of Carpenters$18,400
New Jersey Democratic Party$15,030
New Jersey Education Association$13,200
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East$8,200
Total Raised in 2011 $315,410
Total Votes received in 2011 15,747
Cost of each vote received $20.03


Below are Stender's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[10]

Contributor 2009 total
New Jersey Regional Council Of Carpenters $11,700
New Jersey Democratic Party $10,998
Heavy & General Construction Laborers Local 472 $10,050
Fund Of Joe Roberts Assembly Speaker $8,200
Electrical Workers $8,200


Stender is married to Richard Stender.



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