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Raymond Lesniak
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New Jersey State Senate District 20
Incumbent
In office
1984-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2014
Years in position 30
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1983
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey General Assembly
1978-1983
Education
Bachelor'sRutgers University
J.D.Saint John's University School of Law
Personal
BirthdayMay 7, 1946
Place of birthElizabeth, NJ
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionEvangelical Christian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Raymond J. Lesniak is a Democratic member of the New Jersey Senate, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 1983. Bills that have been sponsored by Senator Lesniak include Senate Bill 112 and Senate Bill 116.[1]

Lesniak served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1978 to 1983.[2]

Biography

Lesniak graduated with an A.B. in Economics from Rutgers University. He later graduated with a J.D. from St. John's University School of Law.[3] Lesniak is an attorney at Weiner Lesniak.

Committee assignments

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Lesniak served on these committees:

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Lesniak ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 20. Lesniak defeated Donna Obe in the June 4 Democratic primary and is unopposed in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[4]

2011

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Lesniak won re-election to the District 20 State Senate seat in 2011. He will defeated Democratic candidate Jerome Dunn in the June 7 Democratic primary election. Lesniak defeated Republican candidate Helen Rosales in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011. [5]

New Jersey State Senate District 20 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRaymond Lesniak Incumbent 75.5% 12,510
     Republican Helen Rosales 24.5% 4,052
Total Votes 16,562
New Jersey State Senate District 20 Democratic Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRaymond Lesniak Incumbent 52.6% 8,124
Jerome Dunn 47.4% 7,335
Total Votes 15,459

2007

In 2007, Lesniak was re-elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 20. Lesniak (D) finished with 9,760 votes and was followed by Linda Gaglione (R) with 4,478 votes and Stanley Moskal (I) with 2,387 votes. Lesniak raised $238,147 for his campaign fund. [6]

New Jersey Senate 2007 General Election, District 20 (2007)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Raymond Lesniak (D) 9,760
Linda Gaglione (R) 4,478
Stanley Moskal (I) 2,387

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Lesniak received $881,363 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

2007

In 2007, Lesniak collected $238,147 in donations.[8]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Lesniak, Raymond J. $20,000
New Jersey Association of Realtors $12,000
New Jersey State Laborers $8,200
New Jersey Regional Council of Carpenters $6,000
Valero Energy $5,200

Endorsements

2011

Lesniak was endorsed by:

District 20

Lesniak represents New Jersey Senate District 20, which includes the city of Elizabeth, New Jersey.[10]

Personal

Lesniak currently resides in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

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