Paul Moriarty

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Paul Moriarty
New Jersey General Assembly District 4
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 9
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2005
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, Washington Township
2004 - 2008
Bachelor'sTemple University
Date of birth09/25/1956
Place of birthSalem, MA
ProfessionMedia Consultant
Office website
Paul Moriarty (b. September 25, 1956) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 4th District. He has served since 2006.

Moriarty served as Mayor of Washington Township from 2004-2008, has worked as a television commercial consultant for Scout Media and an investigative journalist with KYW-CBS Philadelphia.[1]

Committee assignments



  • A1256 Reduces compensation of members of Legislature by 15%.
  • A2248 Wireless Telephone Consumer Protection Act; establishes certain consumer protections for wireless telephone subscribers.
  • A2679 The "Truth in Mortgaging Act"; creates crime of residential mortgage fraud.
  • ACR188 Requires disclosure by legislator of public employment or public contract held by legislator or legislator's relative; requires disclosure by legislator of certain compensation received by certain business entities.[2]

Campaign themes

In an interview with the Gloucester County Times, Moriarty listed his top priorities:

  • "My top three priorities will continue to be reducing property taxes, working to attract jobs to New Jersey, and making sure that government lives within its means. I sponsored the Cap 2 percent Bill that was signed into law this year to force local governments to live within their means. Additionally, my "Back to Work New Jersey" Bill is pending in the Legislature and is designed to get people off unemployment and back into the workforce." [3]

     (For responses from all the candidates, see the full story here.)

National Political Awareness Test

Assemblyman Moriarty discusses the consumer electronics warranty lemon law

Moriarty's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2005 National Political Awareness Test are available, but he chose not to list his top priorities.[4]



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Moriarty ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 4. Moriarty is bracketed with Gabriela Mosquera. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He is challenged by Philip Dieser (R) and Theodore M. Liddell (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[5]


See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Moriarty won re-election in 2011. He and Gabriela Mosquera ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on June 7. John Caramanna also sought the party nomination but was disqualified in late April. He and Mosquera defeated Shelly Lovett (R), Agnes Gardiner (R) and Tony Celeste (I) in the November 8 general election.[6]

New Jersey General Assembly District 4 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Moriarty Incumbent 30% 22,734
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGabriela Mosquera 28.3% 21,461
     Republican Shelley Lovett 19.9% 15,106
     Republican Tony Celeste 19.4% 14,725
     Independent 2.4% 1,843
Total Votes 75,869


With redistricting moving Republican incumbent Domenick DiCicco to the 3rd district, NJ Spotlight has identified the 4th as a potential place for the Democrats to pickup a seat in the Assembly.[7]


Moriarty successfully won re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election.[8][9]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Fourth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Moriarty (R) 28,680
Green check mark transparent.png Domenick (R) 27,408
William Collins (D) 26,807
Eugene E. T. Lawrence (R) 26,027

Campaign donors


In 2011, Moriarty received $326,338 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[10]

New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Paul Moriarty's campaign in 2011
New Jersey Regional Council Of Carpenters$16,400
Friends Of Assembly Speaker Joe Roberts$9,592
Ibew Local 351 State Fund Pac$8,200
New Jersey State Laborers$8,200
Remington & Vernick Engineers$5,200
Total Raised in 2011 $326,338
Total Votes received in 2011 22,734
Cost of each vote received $14.35


Below are Moriarty's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[11]

Contributor 2009 total
Electrical Workers Local 351 $8,200
New Jersey Regional Council of Carpenters $8,200
New Jersey Education Assoc $5,250
Comcast $3,900
Adams Rehmann & Heggan Associates $3,500

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