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Reed Gusciora
New Jersey General Assembly District 15
In office
1996 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 19
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1995
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sThe Catholic University of America
J.D.Seton Hall University School of Law, 1988
Date of birth03/27/1960
Place of birthPassaic, NJ
ReligionRoman Catholic
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Reed Gusciora is the Democratic Deputy Majority Leader of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 15th District since 1996. He has served as Deputy Majority Leader since 2008, Assistant Majority Leader from 2006-07 and Assistant Minority Leader from 1998-2001.

Gusciora is currently an attorney with the Law Office of W. Reed Gusciora, and has also worked as an attorney for Stark and Stark.[1]

Committee assignments



  • A310 Extends penalties for driving under the influence to include any substance that impairs driving ability; deems driver's consent to non-invasive drug tests.
  • A804 "New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act."
  • A818 Enacts the "Civil Marriage and Religious Protection Act."
  • A819 Sets confidentiality standards for public employee assistance program records; prohibits employer actions against program participants.[2]

National Political Awareness Test

Gusciora's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2007 National Political Awareness Test are available. He did not answer the question asking his top priorities.[3]



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Gusciora ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 15. Gusciora is bracketed with Bonnie Watson Coleman. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He is challenged by Kim Taylor (R) and Anthony Giordano (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[4][5]


See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Gusciora won re-election in 2011. Gusciora and incumbent Bonnie Watson Coleman ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on June 7. They then defeated Peter Yull and Kathy Kilcommons in the November 8 general election.[6]

Following redistricting, Gusciora moved his residence from Princeton to Trenton in order to be able to run again in the 15th district.[7]

New Jersey General Assembly District 15 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngReed Gusciora Incumbent 32.5% 20,350
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBonnie Watson Coleman Incumbent 32.8% 20,505
     Republican Peter Yull 17.3% 10,817
     Republican Kathy Kilcommons 17.4% 10,914
Total Votes 62,586


Gusciora successfully won re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election. Bracketed with Bonnie Watson Coleman they defeated Republican challengers Kim Taylor and Werner Graf, as well as Libertarian challengers Daryl Mikell Brooks and Charles Green.[8][9]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Fifteenth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bonnie Watson Coleman (D) 29,713
Green check mark transparent.png Reed Gusciora (D) 29,215
Kim Taylor (R) 15,418
Werner Graf (R) 14,781

Campaign donors


In 2011, Gusciora received $92,212 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[10]

New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Reed Gusciora's campaign in 2011
New Jersey Education Association$13,200
Afscme Council 1$5,000
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 9$3,900
New Jersey State Laborers$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $92,212
Total Votes received in 2011 20,350
Cost of each vote received $4.53


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

Contributor 2009 total
New Jersey Education Association $4,900
Duane Morris LLP Eric Martins $4,000
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 9 $4,000
Fuel Merchants Association Of New Jersey Kathleen Madaras $3,850
New Jersey Dental Association $2,600



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