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Lesniak won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013|New Jersey State Senate]] District 20. Lesniak defeated [[Donna Obe]] in the June 4 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-primary-results-state-senate.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed July 26, 2013]</ref> <ref name=gencand>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-candidates-state-senate-0912.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Official general election candidates," September 9, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2013/by_state/NJ_Page_1105.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press,'' "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013]</ref>
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Lesniak won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013|New Jersey State Senate]] District 20. Lesniak defeated [[Donna Obe]] in the June 4 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-primary-results-state-senate.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed July 26, 2013]</ref> <ref name=gencand>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-candidates-state-senate-0912.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Official general election candidates," September 9, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2013/by_state/NJ_Page_1105.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press,'' "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-election-results-state-senate.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 5, 2013]</ref>
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Raymond Lesniak
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New Jersey State Senate District 20
Incumbent
In office
1984-Present
Term ends
January 9, 2018
Years in position 30
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected1983
Next generalNovember 7, 2017
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey General Assembly
1978-1983
Education
Bachelor'sRutgers University
J.D.Saint John's University School of Law
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of serviceTwo years
Personal
BirthdayMay 7, 1946
Place of birthElizabeth, NJ
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionEvangelical Christian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Raymond J. Lesniak (b. May 7, 1946) 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 earned his B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University and his J.D. from St. John's University School of Law.[3] His professional experience includes working as as attorney at the law firm of Weiner Lesniak. Lesniak served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1969. [4]

Committee assignments

2010-2011

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

Lesniak's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[4]

  • Animal protection
  • Reducing violence in our communities
  • Affordable housing
  • Mental health and substance abuse
  • Job creation
  • Enhancing education opportunity
  • Second chances and victims advocacy
  • Marriage equality

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Lesniak won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 20. Lesniak defeated Donna Obe in the June 4 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 5, 2013.[5] [6][7][8]

New Jersey State Senate, District 20 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRaymond Lesniak Incumbent 100% 21,251
Total Votes 21,251

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. [9]

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

2007

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 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. [10]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Lesniak is available dating back to 1997. Based on available campaign finance records, Lesniak raised a total of $2,227,159 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 13, 2013.[11]

Raymond Lesniak's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey State Senate, District 20 Won $881,363
2009 New Jersey State Senate, District 20 Not up for election $443,708
2007 New Jersey State Senate, District 20 Won $238,147
2005 New Jersey State Senate, District 20 Not up for election $142,725
2003 New Jersey State Senate, District 20 Won $196,620
2001 New Jersey State Senate, District 20 Won $275,977
1997 New Jersey State Senate, District 20 Won $48,619
Grand Total Raised $2,227,159

2011

Lesniak won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2011. During that election cycle, Lesniak raised a total of $881,363.

2009

Lesniak was not up for election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2009. During that election cycle, Lesniak raised a total of $443,708.

2007

Lesniak won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2007. During that election cycle, Lesniak raised a total of $238,147.

2005

Lesniak was not up for election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2005. During that election cycle, Lesniak raised a total of $142,725.

2003

Lesniak won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2003. During that election cycle, Lesniak raised a total of $196,620.

2001

Lesniak won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2001. During that election cycle, Lesniak raised a total of $275,977.

1997

Lesniak won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 1997. During that election cycle, Lesniak raised a total of $48,619.

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Lesniak’s endorsements included the following: [12]

  • New Jersey State AFL-CIO

2011

Lesniak was endorsed by:

Personal

Lesniak currently resides in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Lesniak is the founder of the charity DemocratsfortheSoul, is a member of the Polish Legion of American Veterans, served as chairman of the New Jersey Democractic State Committee and served as the New Jersey chair of the Clinton-Gore and Gore-Lieberman presidential campaigns. [4]

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