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Doherty won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013|New Jersey State Senate]] District 23. Doherty was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary and defeated [[Gerard R. Bowers]] (D) and [[Daniel Seyler]] (I) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-primary-results-state-senate.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed July 26, 2013]</ref> <ref name=gencand>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-candidates-state-senate-0912.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Official general election candidates," September 9, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2013/by_state/NJ_Page_1105.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press,'' "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-election-results-state-senate.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 5, 2013]</ref>
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Doherty won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013|New Jersey State Senate]] District 23. Doherty was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary and defeated [[Gerard R. Bowers]] (D) and [[Daniel Seyler]] (I) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-primary-results-state-senate.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed July 26, 2013]</ref><ref name=gencand>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-candidates-state-senate-0912.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Official general election candidates," September 9, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2013/by_state/NJ_Page_1105.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press,'' "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-election-results-state-senate.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 5, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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Michael Doherty
Michael Doherty.jpg
New Jersey State Senate District 23
Incumbent
In office
2010-Present
Term ends
January 9, 2018
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 3, 2009
Next generalNovember 7, 2017
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
Service branchU.S. Army Reserves
Years of service1989-1993
Personal
BirthdayMay 24, 1963
Place of birthPoint Pleasant, NJ
ProfessionPatent Attorney
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Michael J. Doherty (b. May 24, 1963) is a Republican member of the New Jersey Senate, representing District 23. He was first elected to the chamber in 2009.

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

Biography

Doherty earned his B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1985 and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1993. His professional experience includes serving as director of the Warren County Board of Freeholders from 2002 to 2003 and as deputy director from 2001 to 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

  • 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. [2]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Doherty served on the following committees:

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Education
Judiciary

2010-2011

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

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Doherty won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 23. Doherty was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary and defeated Gerard R. Bowers (D) and Daniel Seyler (I) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[3][4][5][6]

New Jersey State Senate, District 23 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Doherty Incumbent 67.6% 37,477
     Democratic Gerard R. Bowers 31.2% 17,311
     Independent Daniel Seyler 1.2% 672
Total Votes 55,460

2012

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

Doherty ran for U.S. Senate in 2012,[7] but withdrew and endorsed Joe Kyrillos for the Republican nomination.[8]

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. [9]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Doherty is available dating back to 1999. Based on available campaign finance records, Doherty raised a total of $314,447 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 13, 2013.[10]

Michael Doherty's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey State Senate, District 23 Won $88,110
2007 New Jersey General Assembly, District 23 Won $24,047
2005 New Jersey General Assembly, District 23 Won $66,527
2003 New Jersey General Assembly, District 23 Won $82,146
2001 New Jersey General Assembly, District 23 Won $36,184
1999 New Jersey General Assembly, District 23 Defeated $17,433
Grand Total Raised $314,447

2011

Doherty won election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2011. During that election cycle, Doherty raised a total of $88,110.

2007

Doherty won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. During that election cycle, Doherty raised a total of $24,047.

2005

Doherty won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2005. During that election cycle, Doherty raised a total of $66,527.

2003

Doherty won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2003. During that election cycle, Doherty raised a total of $82,146.

2001

Doherty won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2001. During that election cycle, Doherty raised a total of $36,184.

1999

Doherty lost the election for the New Jersey General Assembly in 1999. During that election cycle, Doherty raised a total of $17,433.

Endorsements

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. [11]

Personal

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

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Political offices
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New Jersey State Senate District 23
2010–present
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New Jersey Assembly District 23
2003-2009
Succeeded by
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