Louis Greenwald

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Louis Greenwald
New Jersey General Assembly District 6
In office
1996 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 19
General Assembly Majority Leader
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1995
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sPolitical Science, Moravian College
J.D.Seton Hall University School of Law, 1992
Date of birth03/11/1967
Place of birthMount Holly, NJ
Office website
Campaign website
Louis Greenwald is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 6th District. He has served since 1996 and is currently the Budget Committee Chair. After the 2011 elections, Greenwald was selected to serve as General Assembly Majority Leader.[1]

Receiving his JD from the Seton Hall University School of Law in 1992, Greenwald has worked as an Attorney with Remington and Vernick Engineers, and of-counsel with Speziali, Greenwald and Hawkins.[2]

Committee assignments



  • A359 Requires school board member and local elective office candidates to file financial disclosure statements; requires criminal background disclosure for school officials and school board member candidates.
  • A1105 Allows State agencies, counties and municipalities to comply with certain publication requirements by means of Internet
  • A2595 The "New Jersey Health Insurance Reform Act."
  • A3709 "New Jersey Public Water Supply Fluoridation Act." [3]

Campaign themes

Greenwald's website says that since his election to the Assembly, he "has committed himself to responsibly balancing the state’s finances, ensuring New Jersey remains affordable for families by cutting wasteful spending and investing in our communities." It also states he is a "leader in protecting children" and a "staunch public health advocate."[4]

National Political Awareness Test

Greenwald's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2005 National Political Awareness Test are available. In the test he lists his top priorities as "Comprehensive property tax reform through a citizen's convention, increased property tax rebates, and accessible, affordable health care for all New Jersey residents."[5]



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Greenwald ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 6. Greenwald is bracketed with Pamela Lampitt. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He is challenged by Chris Leone-Zwillinger (R) and Ellyn McMullin (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.


See also: New Jersey gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2013

Greenwald was considered a potential candidate for Governor of New Jersey in 2013, but he ultimately declined to run, extending his endorsement to presumptive Democratic nominee, state Sen. Barbara Buono in late Jan. of the election year.[6][7]


See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Greenwald won re-election in 2011. He and incumbent Pamela Lampitt ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on June 7. They then defeated Allan Richardson (R) and Greg Horton (R) in the November 8 general election.[8]

New Jersey General Assembly District 6 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLouis Greenwald Incumbent 30% 24,272
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPamela Lampitt Incumbent 28.9% 23,342
     Republican Allan Richardson 20.7% 16,714
     Republican Gregory Horton 20.4% 16,461
Total Votes 80,789


Running for re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election, Greenwald received 33,764 votes (29%), defeating challengers Brian Greenberg and Scott DeCristofaro. He was bracketed with Pamela Lampitt.[9][10]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Sixth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Louis D. Greenwald (D) 36,446
Green check mark transparent.png Pamela R. Lampitt (D) 33,320
Scot DeCristofaro (R) 27,005
Brian Greenberg (R) 26,581

Campaign donors


In 2011, Greenwald received $1,085,571 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[11]

New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Louis Greenwald's campaign in 2011
New Jersey Builders Association$12,900
Developers PAC$12,900
Electrical Workers Local 351$10,400
Blue Cross Blue Shield$9,950
New Jersey Association Of Realtors$9,200
Total Raised in 2011 $1,085,571
Total Votes received in 2011 24,272
Cost of each vote received $44.73


Below are Greenwald's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[12]

Contributor 2009 total
New Jersey Regional Council Of Carpenters $16,400
New Jersey Builders Association $16,400
Garden State Pharmacy Owners $13,200
New Jersey Association Of Realtors $13,200
New Jersey Business & Industry Association $11,200


Majority Leader Greenwald and his wife, Cynthia Ingraldi Greenwald, have three children.

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