Peter Barnes, III
|Peter Barnes, III|
|New Jersey General Assembly District 18|
|2007 - Present|
|Years in position||8|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Master's||Farleigh Dickinson University|
|J.D.||Widener University School of Law|
|Date of birth||04/26/1956|
|Profession||Attorney, Law Offices of Peter Barnes|
chamber in 2007. He currently serves as Majority Whip.
Barnes received his B.A. in Political Science from Gettysburg College, his M.B.A. from Farleigh Dickinson University and his J.D. from the Widener University School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attorney. He served on the Edison Township Municipal Council from 1996-2007.
- A2789 Creates eight additional judgeships; increases certain court fees to fund judgeships and to supplement funding for Legal Services of New Jersey
- A2911 "New Jersey College Student and Parent Consumer Information Act"; requires each four-year public institution of higher education to provide on its website certain information regarding its costs, faculty, and graduation rates.
- A3208 Requires the incorporation of solar panels in design and construction of new public school facilities.
- A3621 Changes signature requirement for recall petition and when recall may be initiated.
- See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013
Barnes won the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 18. Barnes was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary and defeated David Stahl (R) in the general election which took place on November 5, 2013. 
|New Jersey State Senate, District 18 General Election, 2013|
|Democratic||Peter Barnes, III||51.9%||25,063|
Barnes won re-election in 2011. Barnes and incumbent Patrick Diegnan, Jr. ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on June 7. They then defeated Joseph Sinagra and Marcia Silva in the November 8 general election.
Barnes won re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election. He was bracketed with Patrick Diegnan, Jr. and defeated Republican challengers Joseph Sinagra and Bob Jones, along with Defending Forgotten Taxpayers challengers Katherine Shkolar and Andrew Tidd.
|New Jersey Assembly General Election, Eighteenth Legislative District (2009)|
|Peter J. Barnes (D)||26,658|
|Patrick J. Diegan, Jr. (D)||26,317|
|Joseph Sinagra (R)||24,091|
|Robert Jones (R)||22,727|
Comprehensive donor information for Barnes is available dating back to 2007. Based on available campaign finance records, Barnes raised a total of $895,218 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 16, 2013.
|Peter Barnes, III's Campaign Contribution History|
|2011||New Jersey General Assembly, District 18||$290,112|
|2009||New Jersey General Assembly, District 18||$292,655|
|2007||New Jersey General Assembly, District 18||$312,451|
|Grand Total Raised||$895,218|
2011Barnes won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Barnes raised a total of $290,112.
|New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Peter Barnes, III's campaign in 2011|
|Election Fund of Barbara Buono||$10,808|
|Democratic Assembly Campaign Cmte||$9,067|
|Cmte To Elect Buono Diegnan Barnes||$8,493|
|1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East||$8,200|
|New Jersey State Laborers||$8,200|
|Total Raised in 2011||$290,112|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2009Barnes won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Barnes raised a total of $292,655.
|New Jersey General Assembly 2009 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Peter Barnes, III's campaign in 2009|
|New Jersey Democratic Party||$35,806|
|Democratic Assembly Campaign Cmte of New Jersey||$12,758|
|Electrical Workers Local 456||$5,275|
|New Jersey Education Association||$4,475|
|Barnes, Barbara A||$3,723|
|Total Raised in 2009||$292,655|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2007Barnes won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. During that election cycle, Barnes raised a total of $312,451.
|New Jersey General Assembly 2007 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Peter Barnes, III's campaign in 2007|
|Election Fund of Peter J Barnes Jr for Assembly||$16,400|
|Edison First Corp||$8,200|
|Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 9||$7,000|
|Electrical Workers Local 456||$4,200|
|Election Fund of Bob Smith||$3,500|
|Total Raised in 2007||$312,451|
|Source:Follow the Money|
- New Jersey State AFL-CIO
- The Sierra Club
In 2011, Barnes' endorsements included the following:
Barnes and his wife, Katie, have three children. They currently reside in Edison, New Jersey.
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- New Jersey General Assembly - Hon. Peter Barnes
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- NJ Assembly Dems - Assm. Barnes
- Campaign Contributions: 2011, 2009, 2007
- Peter Barnes on Facebook
- New Jersey Department of State, Unofficial general election candidates
- Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Barnes
- New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor
- New Jersey Department of State, "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed July 26, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, "Official general election candidates," September 9, 2013
- Associated Press, "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 5, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List
- Star Ledger 2009 Election Results, November 4, 2009
- Official New Jersey Assembly General Election Results
- followthemoney.org, "Barnes III, Peter" Accessed August 16, 2013
- PolitickerNJ.com, "AFL-CIO endorses candidates for elections", Accessed September 4, 2013
- Sierra Club, New Jersey Chapter, "NJ Chapter's State Legislative Endorsements", Accessed September 4, 2013
- Politicker NJ, 2011 AFL-CIO endorsed candidates, accessed Aug. 5, 2011