Loretta Weinberg

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Loretta Weinberg
Loretta Weinberg.jpg
New Jersey State Senate District 37
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2014
Years in position 10
Senate Majority Leader
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2005
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey State General Assembly
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, 1956
Master'sFairleigh Dickinson University
Date of birthFebruary 6, 1935
Place of birthNew York, NY
Office website
Personal website
Loretta Weinberg has been a Democratic member of the New Jersey Senate since 2005. Bills that have been sponsored by Senator Weinberg include Senate Bill 91 and Senate Bill 92.[1]

After the 2011 elections, Weinberg was elected as State Senate Majority Leader on November 10, 2011.[2]

Weinberg graduated with a B.A. in History from the University of California.[3]

In addition to being a senator, Weinberg was the Co-owner/Vice President of Fineline Store Equipment from 1964 to 1995. Prior to her position in the state senate, Weinberg was the Majority Conference Leader for the New Jersey General Assembly from 2002 to 2005.[4]

Committee assignments


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Weinberg has been appointed to these committees:



See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Weinberg won re-election to the District 37 State Senate seat in 2011. She faced no opposition for the June 7 Democratic primary election. Weinberg defeated Robert Lebovics (R) in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011. [5]

New Jersey State Senate District 37 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLoretta Weinberg Incumbent 69.9% 23,141
     Republican Robert Lebovics 30.1% 9,980
Total Votes 33,121


In 2007, Weinberg was re-elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 37. Weinburg (D) finished with 24,118 votes and was followed by Clara Nibot (R) with 7,924 votes. Weinberg raised $442,827 for her campaign fund. [6]

New Jersey Senate 2007 General Election, District 37 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Loretta Weinberg (D) 24,118
Clara Nibot (R) 7,924

Campaign donors


In 2011, Weinberg received $320,995 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

New Jersey State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Loretta Weinberg's campaign in 2011
Communications Workers New Jersey$8,200
Debouter, John M$8,200
Castanda, Maria$8,200
Silva, Milly$7,200
Sachs, R Gregory$6,200
Total Raised in 2011 $320,995
Total Votes received in 2011 23,141
Cost of each vote received $13.87


In 2007, Weinberg collected $422,827 in donations.[8]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $74,750
Electrical Workers Local 269 $8,200
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $8,200
Electrical Workers Local 400 $8,200
New Jersey State Laborers $8,200



Weinberg has been endorsed by:

District 37

Weinburg represents New Jersey Senate District 37, which includes the city of Hackensack, New Jersey.[10]


Weinburg was born on February 6, 1935 in New York, New York. She has two children: Daniel and Francine.

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