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  Smith, Robert G.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2018-01-09  
 
NameRobert G. Smith
Address830 Shirley Parkway
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, United States
EmailNone
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Born March 25, 1947 (73 years)
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Dec 04, 2020 09:43am
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InfoSenator Smith was born in Scranton, Pa., March 25, 1947. He earned a degree in history from the University of Scranton in 1969, an M.S. in chemistry there in 1970, and an M.S. in environmental science from Rutgers University in 1973. He graduated from Seton Hall Law School in 1981 and was admitted to the bar that year. He is owner of the Piscataway law firm of Bob Smith and Associates.

Mr. Smith was elected to the Senate in 2001 and re-elected five times. He served in the Assembly from 1986 to 2002. He sponsored legislation reforming the Garden State Open Space Acquisition Program to focus on water resource protection, preservation of the Highlands, providing a continuing source of revenue for New Jersey state parks, and setting in place measures to improve water quality in the Barnegat Bay, including comprehensive fertilizer controls. He also sponsored two constitutional amendments, approved by voters, to provide stable funding for open space, farmland and historic preservation and to dedicate natural resource damage litigation awards to restore the environment.

Mr. Smith has served on Piscataway’s Environmental Commission and Planning Board. He was a councilman from 1977 to 1980, and mayor from 1981 to 1986.

Senator Smith’s wife is the former Ellen Foster. They have two children and seven grandchildren.


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  06/08/2021 NJ State Senate 17 - D Primary ???
  01/14/2020 Environment Committee Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/14/2020 Judiciary Committee Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/09/2018 NJ State Senate Select Economic Growth Stratagies Committee Won 16.67% (+0.00%)
  01/09/2018 Environment Committee Chair Won 20.00% (+0.00%)
  01/09/2018 Judiciary Committee Won 11.11% (+0.00%)
  11/07/2017 NJ State Senate 17 Won 71.44% (+42.88%)
  06/06/2017 NJ State Senate 17 - D Primary Won 83.00% (+66.00%)
  11/05/2013 NJ State Senate 17 Won 59.81% (+19.61%)
  11/08/2011 NJ State Senate 17 Won 64.02% (+28.04%)
  11/06/2007 NJ State Senate 17 Won 61.66% (+23.33%)
  06/05/2007 NJ State Senate 17 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2003 NJ State Senate 17 Won 60.96% (+21.92%)
  06/03/2003 NJ State Senate 17 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2001 NJ State Senate 17 Won 68.91% (+37.82%)
  11/02/1999 NJ General Assembly 17 Won 37.22% (+3.06%)
  11/04/1997 NJ General Assembly 17 Won 34.48% (+2.07%)
  06/03/1997 NJ General Assembly 17 - D Primary Won 47.63% (+2.05%)
  11/07/1995 NJ General Assembly 17 Won 33.64% (+0.90%)
  06/06/1995 NJ General Assembly 17 - D Primary Won 46.96% (+1.31%)
  11/02/1993 NJ General Assembly 17 Won 31.98% (+1.02%)
  06/02/1992 NJ District 6- D Primary Lost 36.56% (-18.09%)
  11/05/1991 NJ General Assembly 17 Won 26.09% (+1.15%)
  11/07/1989 NJ General Assembly 17 Won 33.60% (+0.35%)
  11/03/1987 NJ General Assembly 17 Won 31.22% (+0.00%)
  11/05/1985 NJ General Assembly 17 Won 25.96% (+0.00%)
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  01/28/2019 Economic Growth Stratagies Committee Won 0.00% (-100.00%)
  04/04/2018 NJ State Senate Select Economic Growth Stratagies Committee Won 0.00% (-100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
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NJ Supreme Court Chief Justice - Jun 16, 2003 R Deborah T. Poritz