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|New Jersey General Assembly District 34|
|2004 - Present|
|Years in position||11|
|Assembly Speaker, New Jersey State Assembly|
|2010 - present|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 5, 2013|
|Master's||Columbia University, 1976|
|Date of birth||07/14/1952|
|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.
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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."
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. The general election takes place on October 16, 2013. Oliver was defeated by Cory Booker in the Democratic primary on August 13, 2013.
Oliver ran 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 is challenged by David Rios (R), Michael Urciouli (R), and incumbent Thomas Giblin (D) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013. 
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|
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Sheila + Oliver + New + Jersey + General + Assembly"
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- New Jersey General Assembly - Rep. Thomas Giblin
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- NJ Assembly Dems - Assm. Oliver
- Sheila Oliver on Facebook
- Campaign Contributions: 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001
- New Jersey Department of State, Official Primary Results
- New Jersey Department of State, Unofficial general election candidates
- Project Vote Smart - Assemblywoman Oliver
- NJ.com "Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver files for U.S. Senate race" Accessed June 11, 2013
- WNYC, "Election 2013," accessed August 13, 2013
- Project Vote Smart - Assemblywoman Oliver Issue Positions
- Roll Call, "Pallone Makes Preparations for Senate Campaign in N.J.," January 2, 2012
- Politico "Cory Booker’s unexpected sprint for Senate" Accessed June 5, 2013
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- NJ.com "Sheila Oliver 'seriously considering' run for U.S. Senate in special election" Accessed June 10, 2013
- NJ.com "Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver tells Dems she's running for U.S. Senate" Accessed June 10, 2013
- New Jersey Department of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed July 26, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, "Unofficial general election candidates," Accessed August 6, 2013
- 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
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