Paul Moriarty

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Paul Moriarty
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New Jersey General Assembly District 4
Incumbent
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 8
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2005
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, Washington Township
2004 - 2008
Education
Bachelor'sTemple University
Personal
Birthday09/25/1956
Place of birthSalem, MA
ProfessionMedia Consultant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Paul D. Moriarty (b. September 25, 1956) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 4. He was first elected to the chamber in 2005.

Moriarty served as Mayor of Washington Township from 2004-2008.

Biography

Moriarty earned his B.A. in Communications from Temple University in 1981. His professional experience includes working as a television commercial consultant for Scout Media and an investigative journalist with KYW-CBS Philadelphia.[1]

Committee assignments

2010-2012

Issues

  • 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

2011

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]

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Moriarty won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 4. Moriarty was bracketed with Gabriela Mosquera. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He and incumbent Gabriela Mosquera (D) defeated Philip Dieser (R) and Theodore M. Liddell (R) in the general election which took place on November 5, 2013.[5] [6][7][8]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 4 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Moriarty Incumbent 29% 28,527
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGabriela Mosquera Incumbent 27.6% 27,095
     Republican Philip Dieser 22.1% 21,702
     Republican Theodore M. Liddell 21.4% 20,998
Total Votes 98,322

2011

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.[9]

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 Patricia Fratticcioli 19.4% 14,725
     Independent Tony Celeste 2.4% 1,843
Total Votes 75,869

Speculation

With redistricting moving Republican incumbent Domenick DiCicco to District 3, NJ Spotlight identified the 4th as a potential place for the Democrats to pickup a seat in the Assembly.[10]

2009

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

Moriarty successfully won re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election.[11][12]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Moriarty is available dating back to 2005. Based on available campaign finance records, Moriarty raised a total of $775,215 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.[13]

Paul Moriarty's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 4 Won $326,338
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 4 Won $143,067
2007 New Jersey General Assembly, District 4 Won $305,810
2005 New Jersey General Assembly, District 4 Won $0
Grand Total Raised $775,215

2011

Moriarty won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Moriarty raised a total of $326,338.

2009

Moriarty won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Moriarty raised a total of $143,067.

2007

Moriarty won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. During that election cycle, Moriarty raised a total of $305,810.

2005

Moriarty won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2005. During that election cycle, Moriarty raised a total of $0.

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Moriarty’s endorsements included the following: [14]

  • The New Jersey AFL-CIO

Personal

Moriarty and his wife, Lisa, have one child.

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