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   |Status = Incumbent
 
   |Status = Incumbent
 
   |Tenure = 2004 - Present
 
   |Tenure = 2004 - Present
  |Term ends = January 2014
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  |Term ends = January 12, 2016
 
   |Assumed office = 2004
 
   |Assumed office = 2004
 
   |Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
 
   |Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
 
   |Leadership = Assembly Speaker, New Jersey State Assembly
 
   |Leadership = Assembly Speaker, New Jersey State Assembly
   |Years leadership = 2010 - present
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   |Years leadership = 2010 - 2013
   |Leadership 2 =  
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   |Leadership 2 = Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore
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   |Years leadership 2 = 2008-2009
 
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   |Last election = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]
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   |Last election = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|November 5, 2013]]
 
   |Appointed =  
 
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   |Appointed by =  
 
   |Appointed by =  
 
   |First elected = 2003
 
   |First elected = 2003
 
   |Term limits =  
 
   |Term limits =  
   |Next election = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|November 5, 2013]]
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   |Next election = [[State legislative elections, 2015|November 3, 2015]]
 
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   |Personal website = https://www.facebook.com/pages/Speaker-Sheila-Oliver/107952425899664
 
   |Personal website = https://www.facebook.com/pages/Speaker-Sheila-Oliver/107952425899664
 
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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.
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Sheila Y. Oliver''' (b. July 14, 1952) is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]], representing [[New Jersey General Assembly District 34| District 34]]. She was first elected to the chamber in 2003.  She previously served as the [[State Speaker of the Assembly|Assembly Speaker]] from 2010 to 2013, and as Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore from 2008 to 2009.
  
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>
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Prior to her election to the Assembly, Oliver served as assistant county administrator for the [[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 name=bio>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/55042/sheila-oliver#.U0cuCse0YnU ''Project Vote Smart'', "Biography," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==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.<ref>[http://www.assemblydems.com/memberindex.asp?RosterKey=242 "NJ Assembly Dems - Assm. Oliver", Accessed May 16, 2013]
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Oliver earned her B.S. in Sociology from Lincoln University and her M.S. in Community Organization, Planning and Administration from Columbia University.  Her professional experience includes working as a faculty member at several colleges and universities and as an administrator for Essex County.<ref>[http://www.assemblydems.com/memberindex.asp?RosterKey=242 "NJ Assembly Dems - Assm. Oliver," accessed May 16, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2015 legislative session===
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At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Oliver served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = New Jersey
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|year = 2015
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|Chamber = General Assembly
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|Committee1 = Commerce and Economic Development
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|Chair1 =
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|Committee2 = Transportation and Independent Authorities
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|Chair2 =
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|Committee3 = Economic Justice and Equal Employment Opp
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|Joint3= Yes
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|Committee4 = Public Schools
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|Joint4= Yes
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|Committee5 =
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|Chair5 =
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}}
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===2014 legislative session===
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In the 2014 legislative session, Oliver served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|Collapse=Yes
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|State = New Jersey
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|year = 2014
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|Chamber = General Assembly
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|Committee1 =Commerce and Economic Development
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|Chair1=
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|Committee2 = Transportation and Independent Authorities
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|Chair2=
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|Committee3 =
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|Chair3=
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|Committee4 =
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|Chair4=
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}}
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===2010-2012===
 
===2010-2012===
* [[Assembly Bi-Partisan Leadership Committee, New Jersey General Assembly|Assembly Bi-Partisan Leadership Committee]] (Co-Chair)
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In the 2010-2012 legislative session, Oliver served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = New Jersey
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|Collapse=Yes
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|year = 2010
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|Chamber = General Assembly
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|Committee1 =Assembly Bi-Partisan Leadership
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|Chair1=Co-Chair
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|Committee2 =
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|Chair2=
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|Committee3 =
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|Chair3=
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}}
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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*A1551 Establishes the "Healthy Workplace Act."       
 
*A1551 Establishes the "Healthy Workplace Act."       
 
*A2359 Requires contractors to provide Department of the Treasury with employment information about contracts with public bodies.
 
*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. <ref>[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillsBySponsor.asp New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor]</ref>
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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>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillsBySponsor.asp ''New Jersey State Legislature,'' "Bills Sponsored by Senators and Representatives," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===National Political Awareness Test===
 
===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
 
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."<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=55042 Project Vote Smart - Assemblywoman Oliver ''Issue Positions'']</ref>
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"Employment Opportunity."<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/55042/sheila-oliver#.U0cuHMe0YnU ''Project Vote Smart'', "Assemblyman Oliver-Issue Positions," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2015===
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:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2015]]''
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{{NJ House 2015}}
 
===2013===
 
===2013===
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013]]''
  
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 opposed by [[Rayfield Morton]], [[Anthony Moye]], [[Beverly K. Williams]], [[Denise Baskerville]], and [[Clenard H. Childress, Jr.]] in the June 4 Democratic primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.
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Oliver won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|New Jersey General Assembly]] District 34. Oliver was 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 and incumbent [[Thomas Giblin]] (D) defeated [[David Rios]] (R) and [[Michael Urciouli]] (R) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-primary-results-general-assembly.pdf ''New Jersey Department of Elections'', "Official Primary Election Results," accessed July 26, 2013]</ref><ref name=gencand>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-candidates-general-assembly-0912b.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' "Official 2013 General Assembly general election candidates," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2013/by_state/NJ_Page_1105.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-election-results-general-assembly.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 9, 2013]</ref>
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{{Election box 2013
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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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|party4= Republican
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|party5=
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|party6=
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|winner1=Sheila Oliver
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|winner2= Thomas Giblin
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|Inc1=Y
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|Inc2=Y
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|votes1 = 27095
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|votes2 = 26802
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|candidate3 = Michael Urciouli
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|candidate4= David Rios
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|candidate5=
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|candidate6=
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|votes3=8663
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|votes4= 8654
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|votes5=
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|votes6=
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}}
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{{Primary election box 2013
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|Chamber=New Jersey General Assembly, District 34,
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|Collapse=Yes
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|party=Democratic
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|winner1 = Sheila Oliver
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|Inc1 = Y
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|winner2= Thomas Giblin
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|Inc2 = Y
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|candidate3 = Denise Baskerville
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|candidate4 = Beverly Williams
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|candidate5 = Rayfield Morton
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|candidate6 = Anthony Moye
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|candidate7 = Clenard Childress
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|votes1 = 10820
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|votes2 = 9808
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|votes3 = 2996
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|votes4 = 2797
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|votes5 = 1303
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|votes6 = 1240
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|votes7 = 264
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}}
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::''See also: [[United States Senate special election in New Jersey, 2013]]''
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Oliver ran for [[United States Senate|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]] also sought 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 took 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> Oliver was defeated by [[Cory Booker]] in the [[Democratic]] primary on August 13, 2013.<ref name="results">[http://project.wnyc.org/election2013/ ''WNYC,'' "Election 2013," accessed August 13, 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 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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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/2011-results/2011-official-primary-candidates-gen-assembly-050411.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' "2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
  
 
{{Election box 2011
 
{{Election box 2011
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===2009===
 
===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.]].<ref>[http://elections.nj.com/dynamic/files/elections/2009/by_state/NJ_State_Assembly_1103.html?SITE=NJNEWELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Star Ledger'' 2009 Election Results, November 4, 2009]</ref><ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/2009results/09general/official-gen-elect-gen-assembly-tallies-120109.pdf Official New Jersey Assembly General Election Results]</ref>
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:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009]]''
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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.]].<ref>[http://elections.nj.com/dynamic/files/elections/2009/by_state/NJ_State_Assembly_1103.html?SITE=NJNEWELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press,'' "General Election Results, November 4, 2009," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
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<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/election-results/2009-official-gen-elect-gen-assembly-tallies-120109.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' "Official 2009 New Jersey Assembly General Election Results," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name =  Oliver
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|Full name = Sheila Oliver
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|year = 2001
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|Editdate = April 15, 2015
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/show-me?f-core=1&c-t-eid=6389226 ''Follow the Money'', "Contributions to Oliver, Sheila," accessed April 15, 2015]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2013 = 551223
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|result2013 = Won
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|office2013 = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|New Jersey General Assembly, District 34]]
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|totalraised2011 = 716146
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|result2011 = Won
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|office2011 = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011|New Jersey General Assembly, District 34]]
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|totalraised2009 = 192663
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|result2009 = Won
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|office2009 = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009|New Jersey General Assembly, District 34]]
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|totalraised2007 = 123957
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|result2007 = Won
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|office2007 = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2007|New Jersey General Assembly, District 34]]
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|totalraised2005 = 88542
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|result2005 = Won
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|office2005 = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2005|New Jersey General Assembly, District 34]]
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|totalraised2003 = 38430
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|result2003 = Won
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|office2003 = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2003|New Jersey General Assembly, District 34]]
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|totalraised2001 = 0
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|result2001 = Lost
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|office2001 = [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2001|New Jersey State Senate, District 34]]
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}}
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===2013===
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{{SLP donor box 2013
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|name= Oliver
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|full name= Sheila Oliver
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/show-me?f-core=1&c-t-eid=6389226
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|office = New Jersey General Assembly
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|party = Democratic
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|new =  no
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|total raised = 551223
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|org1 = Electrical Workers Local 351
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|org2 = 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
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|org3 = New Jersey Association for Justice
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|org4 = New Jersey Education Association
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|org5 = New Jersey Business & Industry Association
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|orgamount1 = 24600
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|orgamount2 = 16400
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|orgamount3 = 15200
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|orgamount4 = 13400
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|orgamount5 = 9200
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|}}
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
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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{{SLP donor box 2011
 
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|name = Oliver
{{slp donor box 2011
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|full Name = Sheila Oliver
|Chamber = New Jersey General Assembly
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/show-me?f-core=1&c-t-eid=6389226
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|office= New Jersey General Assembly
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|new = no
 
|party = Democratic
 
|party = Democratic
 
|total raised = 716146
 
|total raised = 716146
|total votes = 15462
 
 
|org1 = New Jersey Liquor Store Alliance
 
|org1 = New Jersey Liquor Store Alliance
 
|org2 = Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 9
 
|org2 = Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 9
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|org4 = New Jersey Bankers Association
 
|org4 = New Jersey Bankers Association
 
|org5 = Allied Beverage Group
 
|org5 = Allied Beverage Group
|orgdonor1 = 12,000
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|orgamount1 = 12,000
|orgdonor2 = 11,500
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|orgamount2 = 11,500
|orgdonor3 = 11,000
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|orgamount3 = 11,000
|orgdonor4 = 8,500
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|orgamount4 = 8,500
|orgdonor5 = 8,500
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|orgamount5 = 8,500
 
|}}
 
|}}
  
 
===2009===
 
===2009===
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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{{SLP donor box 2009
{| class="wikitable"
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|name =  Oliver
|-
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|full Name = Sheila Oliver
! valign="bottom" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Contributor
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/show-me?f-core=1&c-t-eid=6389226
! valign="bottom" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | 2009 total
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|office= New Jersey General Assembly
|-
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|new = no
|Seiu Healthcare Local 1199Nj
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|party = Democratic
|$8,200
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|total raised = 192663
|-
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|org1 = Seiu Healthcare Local 1199Nj
|Communications Workers
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|org2 = Communications Workers
|$8,200
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|org3 = Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Administrative District Council of New Jersey
|-
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|org4 = New Jersey Regional Council of Carpenters
|Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Administrative District Council Of New Jersey
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|org5 = Communications Workers Local 1040
|$7,200
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|orgamount1 = 8,200
|-
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|orgamount2 = 8,200
|New Jersey Regional Council Of Carpenters
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|orgamount3 = 7,200
|$6,000
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|orgamount4 = 6,000
|-
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|orgamount5 = 5,500
|Communications Workers Local 1040
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|}}
|$5,500
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|-
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===2007===
|}
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{{SLP donor box 2007
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|name =  Oliver
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|full Name = Sheila Oliver
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/show-me?f-core=1&c-t-eid=6389226
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|office= New Jersey General Assembly
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 123957
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|org1 = East Orange Child Development Corp
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|org2 = New Jersey Association of Trial Lawyers
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|org3 = New Jersey Association of Realtors
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|org4 = New Jersey Education Association
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|org5 = Ironworkers Local 9
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|orgamount1 = 2,500
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|orgamount2 = 2,500
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|orgamount3 = 2,500
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|orgamount4 = 2,000
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|orgamount5 = 2,000
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|}}
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===2005===
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{{SLP donor box 2005
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|name = Oliver
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|full Name = Sheila Oliver
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/show-me?f-core=1&c-t-eid=6389226
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|office= New Jersey General Assembly
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 88542
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|org1 = Nigerian Pac of New Jersey
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|org2 = New Jersey Education Association
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|org3 = Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 9
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|org4 = Corzine, Jon S
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|org5 = Pams List
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|orgamount1 = 4,000
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|orgamount2 = 4,000
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|orgamount3 = 3,500
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|orgamount4 = 2,600
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|orgamount5 = 2,500
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|}}
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===2003===
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{{SLP donor box 2003
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|name =  Oliver
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|full Name = Sheila Oliver
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/show-me?f-core=1&c-t-eid=6389226
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|office= New Jersey General Assembly
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|new = yes
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 38430
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|org1 = Eagler for Assembly
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|org2 = New Jersey Education Association
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|org3 = Oliver, Sheila
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|org4 = Central Physician Services
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|org5 = National Association of Social Workers New Jersey Chapter
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|orgamount1 = 7,200
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|orgamount2 = 2,000
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|orgamount3 = 1,000
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
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===2001===
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{{SLP donor box 2001
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|name =  Oliver
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|full Name = Sheila Oliver
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/show-me?f-core=1&c-t-eid=6389226
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|office= New Jersey State Senate
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|new = lost
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 0
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==Scorecards==
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{{New Jersey legislature scorecards|Begin=2012|End=2020}}
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==Endorsements==
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===2013===
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In 2013, Oliver’s endorsements included the following:<ref>[http://www.politickernj.com/66374/afl-cio-endorses-candidates-elections ''PolitickerNJ.com'', "AFL-CIO endorses candidates for elections," accessed September 4, 2013]</ref>
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<ref>[http://ppactionnj.org/planned-parenthood-action-fund-of-new-jersey-announces-endorsements-in-state-elections/ ''Planned Parenthood NJ'' "Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey Announces Endorsements in State Elections," accessed September 5, 2013]</ref>
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:* The New Jersey AFL-CIO
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:* Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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Sheila Oliver
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New Jersey General Assembly District 34
Incumbent
In office
2004 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Assembly Speaker, New Jersey State Assembly
2010 - 2013
Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore
2008-2009
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2003
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLincoln University
Master'sColumbia University, 1976
Personal
Date of birth07/14/1952
Place of birthNewark, NJ
ProfessionAdministrator, Essex County
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Sheila Y. Oliver (b. July 14, 1952) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 34. She was first elected to the chamber in 2003. She previously served as the Assembly Speaker from 2010 to 2013, and as Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore from 2008 to 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]

Biography

Oliver earned her B.S. in Sociology from Lincoln University and her M.S. in Community Organization, Planning and Administration from Columbia University. Her professional experience includes working as a faculty member at several colleges and universities and as an administrator for Essex County.[2]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Oliver served on the following committees:

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2015
Commerce and Economic Development
Transportation and Independent Authorities
Economic Justice and Equal Employment Opp
Public Schools

2014 legislative session

In the 2014 legislative session, Oliver served on the following committees:

2010-2012

In the 2010-2012 legislative session, Oliver served on the following committees:

Issues

  • 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]

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."[4]

Elections

2015

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2015

Elections for the office of New Jersey General Assembly will take place in 2015. A primary election will be held on June 2, 2015, and the general election November 3, 2015. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2015.[5]

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Oliver won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 34. Oliver was 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 and incumbent Thomas Giblin (D) defeated David Rios (R) and Michael Urciouli (R) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[6][7][8][9]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 34 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Oliver Incumbent 38% 27,095
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Giblin Incumbent 37.6% 26,802
     Republican Michael Urciouli 12.2% 8,663
     Republican David Rios 12.2% 8,654
Total Votes 71,214


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

Oliver ran 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 also sought the Democratic party nomination in the Democratic primary on August 13, 2013.[10][11][12] The general election took place on October 16, 2013.[13][14] Oliver was defeated by Cory Booker in the Democratic primary on August 13, 2013.[15]

U.S. Senate, New Jersey Special Democratic Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCory Booker 59.2% 216,936
Frank Pallone 19.8% 72,584
Rush Holt 16.8% 61,463
Sheila Oliver 4.3% 15,656
Total Votes 366,639
Source: Official Election Results from New Jersey Division of Elections[16]

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.[17]

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

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 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..[18] [19]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Oliver is available dating back to 2001. Based on available campaign finance records, Oliver raised a total of $1,710,961 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 15, 2015.[20]

Sheila Oliver's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2013 New Jersey General Assembly, District 34 Won $551,223
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 34 Won $716,146
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 34 Won $192,663
2007 New Jersey General Assembly, District 34 Won $123,957
2005 New Jersey General Assembly, District 34 Won $88,542
2003 New Jersey General Assembly, District 34 Won $38,430
2001 New Jersey State Senate, District 34 Defeated $0
Grand Total Raised $1,710,961

2013

Oliver won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2013. During that election cycle, Oliver raised a total of $551,223.
New Jersey General Assembly 2013 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sheila Oliver's campaign in 2013
Electrical Workers Local 351$24,600
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East$16,400
New Jersey Association for Justice$15,200
New Jersey Education Association$13,400
New Jersey Business & Industry Association$9,200
Total Raised in 2013$551,223
Source: Follow the Money

2011

Oliver won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Oliver raised a total of $716,146.

2009

Oliver won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Oliver raised a total of $192,663.

2007

Oliver won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. During that election cycle, Oliver raised a total of $123,957.

2005

Oliver won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2005. During that election cycle, Oliver raised a total of $88,542.

2003

Oliver won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2003. During that election cycle, Oliver raised a total of $38,430.

2001

Oliver lost the election for the New Jersey State Senate in 2001. During that election cycle, Oliver raised a total of $0.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in New Jersey

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of New Jersey scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.

2014-2015

In 2014, the 216th New Jersey State Legislature is in session from January 14 through January 1, 2016.

2012-2013

In 2012, the 215th New Jersey State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 10 to January 9, 2013. In 2013, the 215th New Jersey State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 10 to January 13, 2014.

  • Legislators are scored on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key fiscal legislation affecting the state's economy.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes concerning the protection of the environment.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Oliver’s endorsements included the following:[21] [22]

  • The New Jersey AFL-CIO
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey

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References

  1. Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed April 10, 2014
  2. "NJ Assembly Dems - Assm. Oliver," accessed May 16, 2013
  3. New Jersey State Legislature, "Bills Sponsored by Senators and Representatives," accessed April 10, 2014
  4. Project Vote Smart, "Assemblyman Oliver-Issue Positions," accessed April 10, 2014
  5. New Jersey Department of Elections, "2015 Primary Election Timeline," accessed February 2, 2015
  6. New Jersey Department of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," accessed July 26, 2013
  7. New Jersey Department of State, "Official 2013 General Assembly general election candidates," accessed April 10, 2014
  8. Associated Press, "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013
  9. New Jersey Department of State, "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 9, 2013
  10. Roll Call, "Pallone Makes Preparations for Senate Campaign in N.J.," January 2, 2012
  11. Politico, "Cory Booker’s unexpected sprint for Senate" accessed June 5, 2013
  12. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named running
  13. NJ.com, "Sheila Oliver 'seriously considering' run for U.S. Senate in special election" accessed June 10, 2013
  14. NJ.com, "Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver tells Dems she's running for U.S. Senate" accessed June 10, 2013
  15. WNYC, "Election 2013," accessed August 13, 2013
  16. New Jersey Division of Elections, "Unofficial Primary Special Election Results," accessed November 7, 2013
  17. New Jersey Department of State, "2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List," accessed April 10, 2014
  18. Associated Press, "General Election Results, November 4, 2009," accessed April 10, 2014
  19. New Jersey Department of State, "Official 2009 New Jersey Assembly General Election Results," accessed April 10, 2014
  20. Follow the Money, "Contributions to Oliver, Sheila," accessed April 15, 2015
  21. PolitickerNJ.com, "AFL-CIO endorses candidates for elections," accessed September 4, 2013
  22. Planned Parenthood NJ "Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey Announces Endorsements in State Elections," accessed September 5, 2013