|New Jersey General Assembly District 34|
|2004 - Present|
|Years in position||9|
|Assembly Speaker, New Jersey State Assembly|
|2010 - present|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Next election||November 5, 2013|
|Master's||Columbia University, 1976|
|Place of birth||Newark, NJ|
|Profession||Administrator, Essex County|
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.
- Assembly Bi-Partisan Leadership Committee (Co-Chair)
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.
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..
|New Jersey Assembly General Election, Thirty-Fourth Legislative District (2009)|
|Sheila Y. Oliver (D)||30,379|
|Thomas P. Giblin (D)||29,695|
|Michael G. Mecca, III (R)||12,867|
|Matthew Tyahla (R)||11,889|
In 2011, Oliver received $716,146 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|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|
Below are Oliver's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:
|Seiu Healthcare Local 1199Nj||$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|
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."
- 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. 
- New Jersey General Assembly - Rep. Thomas Giblin
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- NJ Assembly Dems - Assm. Oliver
- Campaign Contributions: 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001
- Project Vote Smart - Assemblywoman Oliver
- New Jersey Department of State, 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List
- Star Ledger 2009 Election Results, November 4, 2009
- Official New Jersey Assembly General Election Results
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign contributions
- Project Vote Smart - Assemblywoman Oliver Issue Positions
- New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor
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