Robert Clifton

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Robert Clifton
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New Jersey General Assembly District 12
In office
2012 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 3
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, Matawan
Bachelor'sRider University
Master'sUniversity of Richmond
ProfessionDirector of Government and Community Affairs, Comcast Cable
Office website
Campaign website
Robert Clifton is a Republican member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 12 since 2012.

Clifton's professional experience includes working as director of government affairs at Comcast Cable Corp and director of industry relations at New Jersey Pavement and Asphalt Association. He served as the mayor of Matawan from 1996-2005.

Clifton earned his B.A. in political science from Rider University and his M.S. in political science from University of Richmond.


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Robert Clifton endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Clifton ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 12. Clifton is bracketed with Ronald Dancer. He was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. He is challenged by Lawrence J. Furman (D) and Nicholas Nellegar (D) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[2][3][4]


See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Clifton won election to District 12 of the New Jersey General Assembly. Clifton and Ronald Dancer ran unopposed in the Republican Primary on June 7. They then defeated Catherine Tinney Rome and William Spedding in the November 8 general election.

New Jersey General Assembly District 12 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRonald Dancer Incumbent 30.2% 18,090
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Clifton 29% 17,402
     Democratic William Spedding 20.4% 12,253
     Democratic Catherine Tinney Rome 20.4% 12,218
Total Votes 59,963

Campaign donors


In 2011, Clifton received $120,429 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Clifton's campaign in 2011
New Jersey Republican Party$24,295
Bramnick For Assembly$5,000
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 9$3,000
Clifton, Joan$2,600
Total Raised in 2011 $120,429
Total Votes received in 2011 17,402
Cost of each vote received $6.92


Clifton and his wife, Tracy, have two children.

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