Sheila Oliver

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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 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 currently serves as the Assembly Speaker. She 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 ran for U.S. Senate in the special election for the seat left vacant by the death of Frank Lautenberg (D).[2] She was defeated by Cory Booker in the Democratic primary on August 13, 2013.[3]

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."[4]

Elections

2013

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.[5][6][7] The general election takes place on October 16, 2013.[8][9] Oliver was defeated by Cory Booker in the Democratic primary on August 13, 2013.[3]

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 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.[10] [11]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 34, Democratic Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Oliver Incumbent 37% 10,820
Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Giblin Incumbent 33.6% 9,808
Denise Baskerville 10.3% 2,996
Beverly Williams 9.6% 2,797
Rayfield Morton 4.5% 1,303
Anthony Moye 4.2% 1,240
Clenard Childress 0.9% 264
Total Votes 29,228

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.[12]

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..[13][14]

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 Sheila Oliver is available dating back to 2001. Based on available campaign finance records, Sheila Oliver raised a total of $1,159,738 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[15]

Sheila Oliver's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
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 $1,159,738

2011

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

2009

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

2007

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

2005

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

2003

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

2001

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

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