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Sheila Oliver
New Jersey General Assembly District 34
Assumed office
Current term ends
January 2012
Political party Democrat
Profession Administrator, Essex County
Website Sheila Oliver

Sheila Oliver 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, was president of the East Orange Board of Education from 1999-2000, and member of the Board from 1994-2000.[1]

Issue positions

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."[2]

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:

  • A1176 Appropriates $2 million to DHS for grants to Regional Child Abuse Treatment Centers.
  • A1551 Establishes the "Healthy Workplace Act."
  • A2359 Requires contractors to provide Department of the Treasury with employment information about contracts with public bodies.
  • 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. [3]

Major donors

Below are Oliver's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[4]

Contributor 2009 total
Service Employees Local 1199 $8,200
NJ Education Assoc $4,150
AFSCME $3,000
Community Education Centers $3,000
Electrical Workers Local 164 $2,000

2009 general election

Oliver successfully won re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election. She was bracketed with Thomas Giblin and faces Republican challengers Michael Mecca, III and Matthew Tyhala, and A Better Tomorrow challengers Clenard Childress, Jr. and David Taylor, Jr..[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
New Jersey General Assembly District 34
Succeeded by