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New Jersey Senate, 2014–15 term

The New Jersey Senate is the upper house of the New Jersey Legislature. The 2014–2015 term (216th legislative session) began on January 14, 2014 and will end on January 12, 2016. The Senators elected to this term were elected on November 5, 2013 (except for those since appointed or elected in special elections) and will serve until the end of the next term in 2018. This session was preceded by the 2012–2013 session and will be followed by the 2016–2017 session.

Contents

  • Composition 1
    • Leadership 1.1
    • Current Senators 1.2
    • Former members from this term 1.3
    • Committees and Committee Chairs, 2014-2015 Legislative Session 1.4
  • References 2
  • External links 3

Composition

  Democratic Senator
  Republican Senator
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Vacancies
End of previous legislature 24 16 40 0
Begin 24 16 40 0
Latest voting share 60% 40%

Leadership

The leadership for the 216th legislative session, which started on January 14, 2014, is as follows:[1]

Position Name District
President of the Senate Stephen M. Sweeney District 3
Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg District 37
President pro tempore Nia Gill
Paul Sarlo
District 34
District 36
Assistant Majority Leaders James Beach
Linda R. Greenstein
Teresa Ruiz
District 6
District 14
District 29
Majority Conference Leader Robert M. Gordon District 38
Majority Whip Sandra Bolden Cunningham District 31
Minority Leader Thomas Kean, Jr. District 21
Deputy Minority Leader Diane Allen District 7
Minority Conference Leader Robert Singer District 30
Deputy Minority Conference Leader Jennifer Beck District 11
Assistant Republican Leader Joseph Pennacchio District 40
Republican Budget Officer Anthony Bucco District 25

Current Senators

District Name Party Residence First served
District 1 Van Drew, JeffJeff Van Drew Dem Dennis Township 2008
District 2 Whelan, JimJim Whelan Dem Atlantic City 2008
District 3 Sweeney, Stephen M.Stephen M. Sweeney Dem West Deptford Township 2002
District 4 Madden, Fred H.Fred H. Madden Dem Washington Township (Gloucester) 2004
District 5 Cruz-Perez, NilsaNilsa Cruz-Perez Dem Camden 2014†
District 6 Beach, JamesJames Beach Dem Voorhees Township 2009†
District 7 Allen, DianeDiane Allen Rep Edgewater Park 1998
District 8 Addiego, Dawn MarieDawn Marie Addiego Rep Evesham Township 2010†
District 9 Connors, Christopher J.Christopher J. Connors Rep Lacey Township 2008
District 10 Holzapfel, James W.James W. Holzapfel Rep Toms River 2012
District 11 Beck, JenniferJennifer Beck Rep Red Bank 2008
District 12 Thompson, Samuel D.Samuel D. Thompson Rep Old Bridge Township 2012
District 13 Kyrillos, JoeJoe Kyrillos Rep Middletown Township 1992
District 14 Greenstein, Linda R.Linda R. Greenstein Dem Plainsboro Township 2010
District 15 Turner, ShirleyShirley Turner Dem Lawrence Township (Mercer) 1998
District 16 Bateman, ChristopherChristopher Bateman Rep Branchburg Township 2008
District 17 Smith, BobBob Smith Dem Piscataway 2002
District 18 Barnes III, Peter J.Peter J. Barnes III Dem Edison 2014
District 19 Vitale, JosephJoseph Vitale Dem Woodbridge Township 1998
District 20 Lesniak, RaymondRaymond Lesniak Dem Elizabeth 1983
District 21 Kean, Jr., ThomasThomas Kean, Jr. Rep Westfield 2003†
District 22 Scutari, NicholasNicholas Scutari Dem Linden 2004
District 23 Doherty, Michael J.Michael J. Doherty Rep Oxford Township 2009
District 24 Oroho, SteveSteve Oroho Rep Franklin 2008
District 25 Bucco, AnthonyAnthony Bucco Rep Boonton Township 1998
District 26 Pennacchio, JosephJoseph Pennacchio Rep Montville 2008
District 27 Codey, RichardRichard Codey Dem Roseland 1982
District 28 Rice, RonaldRonald Rice Dem Newark 1986
District 29 Ruiz, TeresaTeresa Ruiz Dem Newark 2008
District 30 Singer, RobertRobert Singer Rep Lakewood Township 1994
District 31 Cunningham, Sandra BoldenSandra Bolden Cunningham Dem Jersey City 2007†
District 32 Sacco, NicholasNicholas Sacco Dem North Bergen 1994
District 33 Stack, Brian P.Brian P. Stack Dem Union City 2008
District 34 Gill, NiaNia Gill Dem Montclair 2002
District 35 Pou, NellieNellie Pou Dem Paterson 2012
District 36 Sarlo, PaulPaul Sarlo Dem Wood-Ridge 2003†
District 37 Weinberg, LorettaLoretta Weinberg Dem Teaneck 2005†
District 38 Gordon, Robert M.Robert M. Gordon Dem Fair Lawn 2008
District 39 Cardinale, GeraldGerald Cardinale Rep Demarest 1982
District 40 O'Toole, Kevin J.Kevin J. O'Toole Rep Cedar Grove 20081

† First appointed to the seat
1 O'Toole had previously served in the Senate from 2001 to 2002

Former members from this term

District Name Party Residence First served Term end Notes
District 5 Norcross, DonaldDonald Norcross Dem Camden 2010† November 12, 2014 Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives[2]

Committees and Committee Chairs, 2014-2015 Legislative Session

Committee chairs As of March 1, 2015: (All are Democrats)[3]

Committee Name
Budget and Appropriations Paul Sarlo
Commerce Nia Gill
Community and Urban Affairs Jeff Van Drew
Economic Growth Raymond Lesniak
Education Teresa Ruiz
Environment and Energy Bob Smith
Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Joseph Vitale
Higher Education Sandra Bolden Cunningham
Judiciary Nicholas Scutari
Labor Fred H. Madden
Law and Public Safety Linda R. Greenstein
Legislative Oversight Robert M. Gordon
Military and Veterans' Affairs James Beach
State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Jim Whelan
Transportation Nicholas Sacco

References

  1. ^ "New Jersey Legislature - Leadership". New Jersey Legislature. Retrieved March 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ Gaudiano, Nicole (November 12, 2014). "Norcross being sworn in today".  
  3. ^ "New Jersey Legislature Committees and Membership - 2014-2015 Legislative Session". New Jersey Legislature. Retrieved March 1, 2015. 

External links

  • New Jersey Legislature Official Website
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