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Michael Doherty
Michael Doherty.jpg
New Jersey State Senate District 23
Incumbent
In office
2010-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Appointed2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey State General Assembly
2002-2009
Education
Bachelor'sUnited States Military Academy at West Point, 1985
J.D.Seton Hall University Law School, 1993
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1985-1989
Personal
BirthdayMay 24, 1963
Place of birthPoint Pleasant, NJ
ProfessionPatent Attorney
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Michael J. Doherty is a Republican member of the New Jersey Senate, representing District 23. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Doherty served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 2003-2009.

Biography

Doherty received a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1985. He later received his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1993. Doherty served as director of the Warren County Board of Freeholders from 2002-2003, and was Deputy Director from 2001-2002.[1] He is currently a patent attorney with Doherty and Charney LLC. Doherty served in the U.S. Army from 1985 to 1989 and the U.S. Army Reserves from 1989 to 1993.

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Michael Doherty endorsed Ron Paul in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Committee assignments

2010-2011

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

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Doherty ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 23. Doherty was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary and is challenged by Ben Auletta (D) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[3][4]

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in New Jersey, 2012

Doherty was running for U.S. Senate in 2012,[5] but has withdrawn and endorsed Joe Kyrillos for the Republican nomination.[6]

2011

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Doherty won re-election to the District 23 State Senate seat in 2011. He ran unopposed in the June 7 Republican primary. Doherty defeated John Graf (D) and Daniel Seyler (I) in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011. [7]

New Jersey State Senate District 23 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Doherty Incumbent 61.3% 21,596
     Democratic John Graf 35.7% 12,579
     Independent Daniel Seyler 3% 1,040
Total Votes 35,215

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Doherty received $88,110 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

New Jersey State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Doherty's campaign in 2011
Boraie Development LLC$5,200
Steinhardt, Doug$2,600
Steinhardt, Douglas J$2,600
Graham, Ryan D$2,600
New Jersey Automobile Dealers Assocation$2,600
Total Raised in 2011 $88,110
Total Votes received in 2011 21,596
Cost of each vote received $4.08

2007

Below are Doherty's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2007 election:[9]

Contributor 2007 total
New Jersey Coalition Of Automotive Retailers $2,500
Emposimato, Paul $2,000
New Jersey Association Of Realtors $1,500
Steinhardt, Douglas $1,000
Levin, Frayda $1,000

  • A648 Includes same sex marriages among marriages declared void; provides that New Jersey will not recognize marriages in other jurisdictions which are void in New Jersey.
  • A668 Decreases membership of county boards of taxation to 2004 level.
  • A669 Prohibits use of public funds for embryonic stem cell research.
  • A2413 Eliminates separate presidential primary election; provides delegates and alternates to national conventions of political parties will be elected at regular June primary election. [10]

Personal

Doherty and his wife, Linda, have three children. They currently reside in Oxford, New Jersey.

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