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Robert Schroeder
New Jersey General Assembly District 39
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 5
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2009
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sEdward Williams College
Bachelor'sFairleigh Dickinson University
Date of birth02/16/1960
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Campaign website
Robert Schroeder (b. February 16, 1960) is a Republican member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 39 since 2010. Schroeder served as Deputy Minority Whip prior to his January 2013 removal stemming from a loan scandal. He has previously served as Council President, Vice President, and Councilman for the Township of Washington, New Jersey.

Schroeder is Founder of All Points International Distributors. He served as Chief Executive Officer of All Points International Industries from 1987-2005.

Schroeder is a Trustee with the Leo P. McGuire Public Safety and Education Foundation, member of the Directors for Lakeland Bank Advisory Board, New Jersey/New York Fireman's Association, New Jersey Fire Chief Association, and the Bergen County 200 Club.[1]

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:


Presidential preference


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

Robert Schroeder endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Schroeder won re-election in 2011. He and fellow incumbent Charlotte Vandervalk ran unopposed in the Republican Primary on June 7, but Vandervalk ultimately decided not to pursue re-elections. Vandervalk was replaced on the Republican ticket by Holly Schepisi. Michael Wilson and Sara Adele Higgins were also seeking the Republican nomination, however, both Wilson and Higgins were removed from the ballot when their candidacies were found invalid by the Secretary of State's office in late April.[3]

Schroeder and Schepisi defeated Anthony Iannarelli, Jr. (D), Michael McCarthy (D) and Clinton Bosca (I) in the November 8 general election.[4]

New Jersey General Assembly District 39 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Schroeder Incumbent 30.9% 26,572
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHolly Schepisi 30.3% 26,111
     Democratic Michael McCarthy 18.8% 16,200
     Democratic Anthony Iannarelli, Jr. 18.3% 15,784
     Independent Clinton Bosca 1.7% 1,425
Total Votes 86,092


Bracketed with incumbent Charlotte Vandervalk in the November 3, 2009 general election, Schroeder received 42,347 votes (31%), defeating Democratic challengers Michael J. McCarthy and John Shahdanian, II.[5][6]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Thirty-Ninth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Charlotte Vandervalk (R) 44,612
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Schroeder (R) 42,477
Michael J. McCarthy (D) 24,577
John L. Shahdanian, II (D) 23,356

Campaign donors


In 2011, Schroeder received $28,222 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Schroeder's campaign in 2011
Schroeder, Robert$18,100
Election Fund Of Vandervalk & Schroeder For Assembly$2,499
New Jersey Association Of Realtors$1,500
Geiger, Lore$1,000
Medco Health Solutions$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $28,222
Total Votes received in 2011 26,572
Cost of each vote received $1.06


Below are Schroeder's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[8]

Contributor 2009 total
Schroeder, Robert $46,000
Fund Of Janet Sobkowicz $7,712
Republican National Committee $5,800
New Jersey Education Association $3,000
All Points International Distributors $2,600


Loan scandal

In December 2012, Schroeder, whose businesses were allegedly in decline following the end of the war in Iraq, was indicted on counts of writing bad checks totaling more than $3.4 million, stealing over $1.8 million from loaners to use on debt and expenses rather than a housing venture he claimed to be pursuing, and misconduct by a corporate official. He refused to resign, but was vacated from his committee assignments and Deputy Minority Whip post in January 2013.[9][10]

In March 2013, Schroeder pleaded not guilty to the charges. The state had offered Schroeder a plea deal stipulating a five-year prison sentence, restitution of about $5 million, resignation from the General Assembly, and a lifetime ban from public office. Schroeder faces five to 10 years in prison, as well as a fine ranging upwards of $150,000.[11][12]

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