|New Jersey State Senate, District 35|
|2012 - Present|
|January 10, 2014|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 5, 2013|
|New Jersey General Assembly District 35|
|1998 - 2012|
Pou served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1997 to 2012.
Pou studied at Kean College, Rutgers University and the University of Virginia. She served as chair for the City of Paterson Department of Human Resources from 1983 to 1997. Pou currently sits on the New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, as well as the Passaic County Planning and Policy Partnership Committee.
- Joint Committee on Public Schools
- Joint Budget Oversight
- Appropriations (Chair)
- Assembly Bi-Partisan Leadership Committee
- Higher Education
Interview with Assemblywoman Pou
- A1209 Raises age requirement of compulsory school attendance from 16 to 18 years old.
- A1211 Requires criminal history record background checks for public employees handling vital records.
- A2490 Requires handgun ammunition to be encoded with serial number.
- A3377 Establishes the "Main Street Business Assistance Program;" appropriates $50 million.
Pou's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Budget & Appropriations
"Throughout her tenure in the legislator, Pou has committed herself to providing property tax relief for New Jersey families from all walks of life. In fact, during an unprecedented 2006 special session of the Legislature, Pou co-chaired one of four bicameral, bipartisan committees to address property taxes in New Jersey; sixteen of her committee's recommendations were enacted by the Legislature."
- Economy & Jobs
"Senator Pou is committed to keeping existing businesses and jobs here in New Jersey, while simultaneously enticing new businesses and jobs to the state. When the current economic crisis unfolded in Fall 2008, Pou worked with the Legislature and Governor to help enact a statewide economic recovery plan-- the first in the nation to do so, even before the federal government began its own recovery efforts."
"Presently, New Jersey allows students to drop out at age 16, essentially hindering these individuals' ability to become productive members of society. By advocating that children be forced to attend school until they are at least 18 years old, Senator Pou is working to ensure more students complete their education and graduate high school, putting them on secure educational footing and facilitating the very best possibility for their future success."
"The Senator is particularly committed to improving and expanding urban environmental health and sustainability. In 2004, Senator Pou sponsored legislation to dedicate park and open space development funding to densely populated communities, where access to open and "green" space often is limited."
"Senator Pou has also been a consummate supporter of the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF), which provides financial assistance to students who are capable and motivated to further their educations, but lack the necessary resources to do so. The Senator often credits the EOF as having been an instrumental support in her own life."
- See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013
Pou ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 35. Pou was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary and is challenged by Lynda Gallashaw (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.Cite error: Closing
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|New Jersey State Senate District 35 General Election, 2011|
|Democratic||Nellie Pou Incumbent||74.7%||14,386|
|New Jersey Assembly General Election, Thirty-Fifth Legislative District (2009)|
|Nellie Pou (D)||22,148|
|Elease Evan (D)||21,637|
|Lynn Anne Shortway (R)||12,488|
|George Sawey (R)||11,993|
In 2011, Pou received $738,832 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|New Jersey State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Nellie Pou's campaign in 2011|
|1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East||$10,000|
|New Jersey Regional Council Of Carpenters||$8,700|
|New Jersey Democratic Party||$8,230|
|New Jersey State Laboreres||$8,200|
|Service Employees Local 32BJ||$6,000|
|Total Raised in 2011||$738,832|
|Total Votes received in 2011||14,386|
|Cost of each vote received||$51.36|
Below are Pou's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:
|Add Funds Transferred From Prior Campaign||$173,990|
|Garden State Pharmacy Owners||$8,500|
|New Jersey Association Of Realtors||$8,300|
|Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 9||$6,500|
|Passaic County Education Association||$5,150|
Pou was endorsed by:
Pou currently resides in Paterson, New Jersey.
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- Campaign website
- New Jersey General Assembly - Rep. Nellie Pou
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- NJ Assembly Dems - Assm. Pou
- State Surge - Legislative and voting track record
- Campaign Contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999, 1997
- Facebook page
- Project Vote Smart - Assemblywoman Pou
- New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor
- The Issues, Nellie Pou for New Jersey, Accessed May 16, 2013
- Bergen County Unofficial Primary Results, June 4, 2013
- Star Ledger 2009 Election Results, November 4, 2009
- Official New Jersey Assembly General Election Results
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign contributions
- Politicker NJ, 2011 AFL-CIO endorsed candidates, accessed Aug. 5, 2011
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