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  |Name = Sheila Oliver
political position  = New Jersey General Assembly District 34 |
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  |Position = New Jersey General Assembly District 34
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website             = [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=242 Sheila Oliver] |
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  |Leadership = Assembly Speaker, New Jersey State Assembly
{{TOCnestright}}'''Sheila Oliver''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]], representing District 34 since 2004. She is currently [[State Speaker of the Assembly|Assembly Speaker]], and previously served as Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore 2008-2009.
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Sheila Oliver''' (b. July 14, 1952) is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]], representing District 34 since 2004. She is currently [[State Speaker of the Assembly|Assembly Speaker]], and previously served as Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore 2008-2009.
  
Prior to her election to the Assembly, Oliver served as assistant county administrator for the County of [[sunshinereview:Essex County, New Jersey|Essex]] from 2000-2003, was president of the East Orange Board of Education from 1999-2000, and member of the Board from 1994-2000.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=58109 Project Vote Smart - Assemblywoman Oliver]</ref>
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Prior to her election to the Assembly, Oliver served as assistant county administrator for the [[sunshinereview:Essex County, New Jersey|County of Essex]] from 2000-2003. She also served as a member of the East Orange Board of Education from 1994-2000, serving as its president from 1999-2000.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=58109 Project Vote Smart - Assemblywoman Oliver]</ref>
  
==Issue positions==
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Oliver is running for [[U.S. Senate]] in the [[United States Senate special election in New Jersey, 2013|special election]] for the seat left vacant by the death of [[Frank Lautenberg]] (D).<ref>[http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/06/assembly_speaker_sheila_oliver_3.html ''NJ.com'' "Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver files for U.S. Senate race" Accessed June 11, 2013]</ref>
Oliver's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2003 National Political Awareness Test are available. The test provides voters with a candidate's views on a number of major issues. When asked her top priorities, she answered, "Urban Development/Community Development," and
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"Employment Opportunity."<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=55042 Project Vote Smart - Assemblywoman Oliver ''Issue Positions'']</ref>
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==Biography==
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Oliver earned her B.S. in sociology from Lincoln University and her Master of Science in community organization, planning and administration from Columbia University.  Her professional experience includes working as a faculty member of several colleges and universities.<ref>[http://www.assemblydems.com/memberindex.asp?RosterKey=242 "NJ Assembly Dems - Assm. Oliver", Accessed May 16, 2013]
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
2010-2012 committees:
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===2010-2012===
 
* [[Assembly Bi-Partisan Leadership Committee, New Jersey General Assembly|Assembly Bi-Partisan Leadership Committee]] (Co-Chair)
 
* [[Assembly Bi-Partisan Leadership Committee, New Jersey General Assembly|Assembly Bi-Partisan Leadership Committee]] (Co-Chair)
  
===Sponsored legislation===      
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==Issues==
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===Sponsored legislation===
 
*A1176 Appropriates $2 million to DHS for grants to Regional Child Abuse Treatment Centers.   
 
*A1176 Appropriates $2 million to DHS for grants to Regional Child Abuse Treatment Centers.   
 
*A1551 Establishes the "Healthy Workplace Act."       
 
*A1551 Establishes the "Healthy Workplace Act."       
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*A3282 Directs Chief Technology Officer in the Office of Information Technology to study and report potential benefits of expanding the use of electronic transactions, including the use of electronic signature and electronic record by the State. <ref>[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillsBySponsor.asp New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor]</ref>
 
*A3282 Directs Chief Technology Officer in the Office of Information Technology to study and report potential benefits of expanding the use of electronic transactions, including the use of electronic signature and electronic record by the State. <ref>[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillsBySponsor.asp New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor]</ref>
  
==Campaign donors==
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===National Political Awareness Test===
===2009===
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Oliver's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2003 National Political Awareness Test are available.  The test provides voters with a candidate's views on a number of major issues.  When asked her top priorities, she answered, "Urban Development/Community Development," and
Below are Oliver's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113399 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign contributions]</ref>
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"Employment Opportunity."<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=55042 Project Vote Smart - Assemblywoman Oliver ''Issue Positions'']</ref>
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|-
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! valign="bottom" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Contributor
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! valign="bottom" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | 2009 total
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|Service Employees Local 1199
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|$8,200
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|NJ Education Assoc
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|$4,150
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|AFSCME
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|$3,000
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|Community Education Centers
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|$3,000
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|Electrical Workers Local 164
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|$2,000
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2013===
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::''See also: [[United States Senate special election in New Jersey, 2013]]''
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Oliver is running for [[U.S. Senate]] in the [[United States Senate special election in New Jersey, 2013|special election]] for the seat left vacant by the death of [[Frank Lautenberg]] (D). Mayor of Newark [[Cory Booker]], [[U.S. House|Reps.]] [[Rush D. Holt, Jr.]] and [[Frank Pallone]] are also planning to seek the [[Democratic]] party nomination in the Democratic primary on August 13, 2013.<ref>[http://www.rollcall.com/news/pallone_makes_preparations_for_senate_campaign_in_nj-220501-1.html ''Roll Call,'' "Pallone Makes Preparations for Senate Campaign in N.J.," January 2, 2012]</ref><ref name="run">[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/cory-booker-senate-92236.html?hp=t2_3 ''Politico'' "Cory Booker’s unexpected sprint for Senate" Accessed June 5, 2013]</ref><ref name=running/> The general election takes place on October 16, 2013.<ref>[http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2013/06/oliver_seriously_considering_r.html ''NJ.com'' "Sheila Oliver 'seriously considering' run for U.S. Senate in special election" Accessed June 10, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/06/assembly_speaker_sheila_oliver_2.html ''NJ.com'' "Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver tells Dems she's running for U.S. Senate" Accessed June 10, 2013]</ref>
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:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013]]''
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Oliver {{2013isrunning}} in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|New Jersey General Assembly]] District 34. Oliver is bracketed with [[Thomas Giblin]] and defeated [[Rayfield Morton]], [[Anthony Moye]], [[Beverly K. Williams]], [[Denise Baskerville]], and [[Clenard H. Childress, Jr.]] in the June 4 Democratic primary. She is challenged by [[David Rios]] (R) and [[Michael Urciouli]] (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://www.essexclerk.com/election/ElectionFrame.html ''Essex County Unofficial Primary Results,'' June 4, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.passaiccountynj.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/166 ''Pasaic County Unofficial Primary Results,'' June 4, 2013]</ref>
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===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011]]''
Oliver is running for re-election in 2011. She is bracketed with incumbent [[Thomas Giblin]] in the Democratic Primary on June 7. The top-two vote getters will advance to the general election on November 8, 2011.<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/election-results/2011-primary-candidates-gen-assembly-041411-rev.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' 2011 Unofficial General Assembly Primary Candidate List]</ref>
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Oliver won re-election in 2011. She and incumbent [[Thomas Giblin]] ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on June 7. They then defeated [[Steve Farrell]], [[Joan Salensky]], [[Clenard Childress]], and [[David Taylor, New Jersey politician|David Taylor]] in the November 8 general election as well.<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/election-results/official-2011-primary-candidates-gen-assembly-050411.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List]</ref>
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{{Election box 2011
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|Chamber= New Jersey General Assembly District 34 General Election
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|party1= Democratic
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|party2= Democratic
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|party3= Republican
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|winner1 = Thomas Giblin
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|winner2 = Sheila Oliver
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|candidate3 = Steve Farrell
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|candidate4 = Joan Salensky
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|candidate5 = Clenard Childress
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|candidate6 = David Taylor
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|Inc2 = Y
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|votes1 = 16285
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|votes2 = 15462
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|votes3 = 4270
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|votes4 = 4251
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|votes5 = 813
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|votes6 = 586
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==Campaign donors==
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===2011===
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In 2011, Oliver received $716,146 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NJ&y=2011&f=H Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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|Chamber = New Jersey General Assembly
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 716146
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|total votes = 15462
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|org1 = New Jersey Liquor Store Alliance
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|org2 = Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 9
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|org3 = Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 322
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|org4 = New Jersey Bankers Association
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|org5 = Allied Beverage Group
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|orgdonor1 = 12,000
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|orgdonor2 = 11,500
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|orgdonor3 = 11,000
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|orgdonor4 = 8,500
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Below are Oliver's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113399 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign contributions]</ref>
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|Seiu Healthcare Local 1199Nj
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|Communications Workers
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|Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Administrative District Council Of New Jersey
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|New Jersey Regional Council Of Carpenters
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|Communications Workers Local 1040
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=55042 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=55042 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.assemblydems.com/memberindex.asp?RosterKey=242 NJ Assembly Dems - Assm. Oliver]
 
*[http://www.assemblydems.com/memberindex.asp?RosterKey=242 NJ Assembly Dems - Assm. Oliver]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113399 2009], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95853 2007], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77654 2005], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=7954 2003], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=7622 2001]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Speaker-Sheila-Oliver/107952425899664 Sheila Oliver on Facebook]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=133807 2011], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113399 2009], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95853 2007], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77654 2005], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=7954 2003], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=7622 2001]
  
 
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Sheila Oliver
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New Jersey General Assembly District 34
Incumbent
In office
2004 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 10
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Assembly Speaker, New Jersey State Assembly
2010 - present
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2003
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLincoln University
Master'sColumbia University, 1976
Personal
Birthday07/14/1952
Place of birthNewark, NJ
ProfessionAdministrator, Essex County
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Sheila Oliver (b. July 14, 1952) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 34 since 2004. She is currently Assembly Speaker, and previously served as Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore 2008-2009.

Prior to her election to the Assembly, Oliver served as assistant county administrator for the County of Essex from 2000-2003. She also served as a member of the East Orange Board of Education from 1994-2000, serving as its president from 1999-2000.[1]

Oliver is running for U.S. Senate in the special election for the seat left vacant by the death of Frank Lautenberg (D).[2]

Biography

Oliver earned her B.S. in sociology from Lincoln University and her Master of Science in community organization, planning and administration from Columbia University. Her professional experience includes working as a faculty member of several colleges and universities.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

National Political Awareness Test

Oliver's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2003 National Political Awareness Test are available. The test provides voters with a candidate's views on a number of major issues. When asked her top priorities, she answered, "Urban Development/Community Development," and "Employment Opportunity."[3]

Elections

2013

See also: United States Senate special election in New Jersey, 2013

Oliver is running for U.S. Senate in the special election for the seat left vacant by the death of Frank Lautenberg (D). Mayor of Newark Cory Booker, Reps. Rush D. Holt, Jr. and Frank Pallone are also planning to seek the Democratic party nomination in the Democratic primary on August 13, 2013.[4][5][6] The general election takes place on October 16, 2013.[7][8]


See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Oliver ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 34. Oliver is bracketed with Thomas Giblin and defeated Rayfield Morton, Anthony Moye, Beverly K. Williams, Denise Baskerville, and Clenard H. Childress, Jr. in the June 4 Democratic primary. She is challenged by David Rios (R) and Michael Urciouli (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[9][10]

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Oliver won re-election in 2011. She and incumbent Thomas Giblin ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on June 7. They then defeated Steve Farrell, Joan Salensky, Clenard Childress, and David Taylor in the November 8 general election as well.[11]

New Jersey General Assembly District 34 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Giblin Incumbent 39.1% 16,285
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Oliver Incumbent 37.1% 15,462
     Republican Steve Farrell 10.2% 4,270
     Republican Joan Salensky 10.2% 4,251
     Independent Clenard Childress 2% 813
     Independent David Taylor 1.4% 586
Total Votes 41,667

2009

Oliver successfully won re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election. She was bracketed with Thomas Giblin and faced Republican challengers Michael Mecca, III and Matthew Tyhala, and A Better Tomorrow challengers Clenard Childress, Jr. and David Taylor, Jr..[12][13]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Thirty-Fourth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sheila Y. Oliver (D) 30,379
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas P. Giblin (D) 29,695
Michael G. Mecca, III (R) 12,867
Matthew Tyahla (R) 11,889

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Oliver received $716,146 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[14]

New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sheila Oliver's campaign in 2011
New Jersey Liquor Store Alliance$12,000
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 9$11,500
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 322$11,000
New Jersey Bankers Association$8,500
Allied Beverage Group$8,500
Total Raised in 2011 $716,146
Total Votes received in 2011 15,462
Cost of each vote received $46.32

2009

Below are Oliver's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[15]

Contributor 2009 total
Seiu Healthcare Local 1199Nj $8,200
Communications Workers $8,200
Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Administrative District Council Of New Jersey $7,200
New Jersey Regional Council Of Carpenters $6,000
Communications Workers Local 1040 $5,500

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