|New Jersey General Assembly District 12|
|2012 - Present|
|January 12, 2016|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Master's||University of Richmond|
|Profession||Director of Government and Community Affairs, Comcast Cable|
Clifton earned his B.A. in political science from Rider University and his M.S. in political science from University of Richmond. His 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.
At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Clifton served on the following committees:
|New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014|
|• Housing and Community Development|
|• Transportation and Independent Authorities|
Clifton won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 12. Clifton was bracketed with Ronald Dancer. He was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. He and incumbent Ronald Dancer (R) defeated Lawrence J. Furman (D), Nicholas Nellegar (D) and Diane Bindler (FTP) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.
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.
Comprehensive donor information for Clifton is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Clifton raised a total of $120,429 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 16, 2013.
|Robert Clifton's Campaign Contribution History|
|2011||New Jersey General Assembly, District 12||$120,429|
|Grand Total Raised||$120,429|
2011Robert Clifton New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Robert Clifton raised a total of $120,429.
|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|
|Total Raised in 2011||$120,429|
|Source: Follow the Money|
Clifton and his wife, Tracy, have two children.
- NJSpotlight, "Candidates: Legislative District 12," November 3, 2011
- NJSpotlight, "Legislative District 12," October 24, 2011
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- Campaign contributions: 2011
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed April 10, 2014
- New Jersey Department of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed July 26, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, "Official 2013 General Assembly general election candidates," accessed April 10, 2014
- Associated Press, "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 9, 2013
- followthemoney.org, "Clifton, Robert" Accessed August 16, 2013
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of New Jersey Leaders," April 11, 2014(Archived)
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