|New Jersey General Assembly District 34|
|2006 - Present|
|Years in position||9|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 5, 2013|
|Bachelor's||Seton Hall University|
|Date of birth||01/15/1947|
|Place of birth||East Orange, NJ|
|Profession||Labor Union Officer, Local 68 Operating Engineers|
Giblin earned his B.A. in Political Science from Seton Hall University. Ribs served in the New Jersey Air National Guard from 1966 to 1972 and attained the rate of Staff Sergeant.
- Higher Education (Vice-Chair)
- Regulated Professions (Vice-Chair)
- Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities
Assemblyman Giblin interviewing Gov. Brendan T. Byrne
- A2407 Provides for the establishment of fiscal management and accountability standards at public research universities and State colleges.
- A2549 "Nursing Faculty Incentive Loan and Loan Redemption Program Act"; appropriates $1 million.
- A3803 Prohibits cruel restraint and confinement of dogs.
National Political Awareness Test
Giblin's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2007 National Political Awareness Test are available. The test provides a candidate's views on a number of major issues. He did not answer the question asking his top priorities.
Giblin ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 34. Giblin is bracketed with Sheila Y. Oliver and defeated Rayfield Morton, Anthony Moye, Beverly K. Williams, Denise Baskerville, and Clenard H. Childress, Jr. in the June 4 Democratic primary. He is challenged by David Rios (R) and Michael Urciouli (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.
Giblin won re-election in 2011. He and incumbent Sheila Oliver 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.
Giblin successfully won re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election. He was bracketed with Sheila Oliver and defeated 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, Giblin received $352,852 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Thomas Giblin's campaign in 2011|
|Operating Engineers Local 825||$16,400|
|Seiu Nys PAC||$5,000|
|1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East||$5,000|
|New Jersey Education Association||$5,000|
|Total Raised in 2011||$352,852|
|Total Votes received in 2011||16,285|
|Cost of each vote received||$21.67|
Below are Giblin's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:
|Heavy & General Construction Laborers Local 472||$12,300|
|Sheet Metal Workers Local 25||$7,200|
|International Brotherhood Of Teamsters||$5,000|
|Amalgamated Transit Union Local 819||$4,000|
On August 4, the New Jersey AFL-CIO voted to deny 22 Democrats, most notably Senators Stephen Sweeney and Donald Norcross, their endorsement in the 2011 general election. Earlier this year, these Democrats crossed the aisle and voted in favor of preventing public employee unions from collectively bargaining for health benefits and pensions--a move opposed by state labor unions.
Although their endorsements were voted down, Sweeney and Norcross just barely missed the mark. A two-thirds vote of the endorsement convention is needed to bestow an official endorsement. Sweeney and Norcross fell short with 61% and 59%, respectively.
Four Assembly Democrats (also union officials) who voted against the revocation of bargaining rights received enthusiastic endorsements--Thomas Giblin, Wayne DeAngelo, Joseph Egan and Nelson Albano all received endorsements on August 4. No Republicans were endorsed by the AFL-CIO.
Giblin and his wife have five children.
Giblin served as chair of the Essex County Democratic Committee from 1993-2002, and the state chair for the New Jersey Democratic State Committee from 1997-2001. He is currently a trustee with the Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation, and an advisory board member for the Saint Vincent Academy of Newark.
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- Assemblyman Thomas Giblin official website
- New Jersey General Assembly - Rep. Thomas Giblin
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- NJ Assembly Dems - Assm. Giblin
- Campaign Contributions: 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005
- Assemblyman Thomas Giblin official website
- New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor
- Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Giblin Issue Positions
- Essex County Unofficial Primary Results, June 4, 2013
- Pasaic County Unofficial Primary Results, June 4, 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
- NJ Spotlight, Sweeney Denied State AFL-CIO Endorsement, Aug. 5, 2011
- Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Giblin
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