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Loretta Weinberg
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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 is a Democratic member of the New Jersey Senate, representing District 37. She was first elected to the chamber in 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 served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1992 to 2005. She was Majority Conference Leader for the chamber from 2002 to 2005.[3]


Weinberg graduated with a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of California in 1956.[4] She later received her Masters of Public Administration from Farleigh Dickinson University.[5] Weinberg was the Co-owner/Vice President of Fineline Store Equipment from 1964 to 1995.

Committee assignments


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



Double dipping is a term used to describe the practice of allowing government employees to "retire," start collecting a pension and then return to work for the state while continuing to receive pension benefits. It is currently permitted in New Jersey. Banning or limiting double dipping is among the proposals in New Jersey to reduce the state pension obligation. Two companion bills, S601 and A860, were introduced in the 2012-2013 legislative session. As of March 2015 neither has reached the floor for a vote. In July 2013 New Jersey Watchdog published an article focusing on double dipping by New Jersey state legislators. The report identified 18 state lawmakers who receive retirement checks totaling $782,000 a year in addition to their legislative salaries. The roster includes leaders of each party in both the Senate and Assembly.[6]
Weinberg was included on the list of legislators currently receiving pension benefits and a legislative salary. According to the 2013 report, Weinberg receives a $40,860 pension per year. The employer at retirement was New Jersey State Assembly.[6]



See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Weinberg ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 37. Weinberg was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary and is challenged by Paul A. Duggen (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[7] [8]


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. [9]

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. [10]

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.[11]

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.[12]

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 was endorsed by:

District 37

Weinburg represents New Jersey Senate District 37, which includes the city of Hackensack, New Jersey.[14]


Weinburg has two children. She currently resides in Teaneck, New Jersey.

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