Home About Chat Users Issues Party Candidates Polling Firms Media News Polls Calendar Key Races United States President Senate House Governors International

New User Account
"A historical political resource." 
Email: Password:

  Gill, Nia H.
NameNia H. Gill
Address266 Orange Rd.
Montclair, New Jersey 07042, United States
Website [Link]
Born March 15, 1948 (71 years)
ContributorUser 13
Last ModifedMr. Matt
Oct 25, 2011 11:35pm
Tags Black - Liberal - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Labor -
InfoB.A., Upsala College (History/Political History)
J.D., Rutgers University

Attorney: Gill and Cohen, P.C.

Senate 2002-present; General Assembly 1994-2001, Minority Whip 1996-2001.

Senator Nia H. Gill has been involved in government and law for more than 20 years, first as a law student and legislative aide tot he late Senator Wynona Lipman and today as a practicing attorney. Gill also served in the New Jersey State Assembly for three terms, being named Democratic Whip, and to the Speaker's Education Funding Task Force and to several committees including, the Assembly Democratic Senior Citizen Task Force, Co-chair and the Assembly Advisory Committee on the Arts, History and Humanities. She is the mother of an adult son, Bradley.

Ms. Gill currently serves as Senator in the 34th legislative district, which includes Montclair, East Orange, Glen Ridge, Clifton and West Paterson.

No newcomer to the cause of economic, educational and social change, Senator Gill has championed educational issues and has lobbied for higher education and adequate funding. In addition, she sponsored legislation, signed into law, to strengthen New Jersey's money laundering and check cashing laws and strengthen the ability of municipalities to use public funds for developing low-and-moderate income housing.

Senator Gill is a sponsor of the measure recently signed into law to criminalize the deprivation of civil rights by public officials, making racial profiling a state crime. She has also sponsored the New Jersey Civil Rights Act, which would give individuals a remedy whenever one person deprives another person of any rights, privileges or immunities or interferes with another civil rights. Additionally, she sponsored a resolution to formally revoke an 1868 effort by the New Jersey Legislature to withdraw New Jersey's support for the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Senator Gill sponsored legislation that provides a $3,000 income tax deduction for certain families providing home care for an elderly relative, legislation that abolishes the death penalty in New Jersey, and has also sponsored legislation allowing PAAD recipients freedom of choice in selecting a pharmacy and prohibits the imposition of a mail order system. The Senator also sponsored legislation that establishes a central registry of domestic violence orders for use in evaluating firearm permit applications, sponsored legislation to upgrade crimes of the third degree. In addition, Senator Gill is the first African American and the first woman in the history of New Jersey named to serve on the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee.

Senator Gill is a graduate of Upsala College, earned her J.D. from Rutgers-Newark Law School and holds an honorary Doctor of Laws from Essex County College. She also clerked for Superior Judge Harry Hazelwood, Jr., before beginning a five-year term as a trial attorney with the New Jersey Public Defender's office in the Adult Division of Essex and Passaic counties.

Ms. Gill is currently a partner in the firm of Gill and Cohen, P.C. in Montclair where she is primarily involved with plaintiff and defense trial litigation in state and federal jurisdictions. She is a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocacy Society. The national society of membership is restricted to those attorneys who have won damages in the amount of one million dollars or over.

Senator Gill is also the recipient of numerous awards. She was honored in Selma, Alabama as one of '100 women in the 20th Century' who contributed to the struggle for civil rights, and the New Jersey Business and Industry Association '2003 Woman of the Year Award.' In addition, the Senator received the Outstanding contributions to Women and Families Award and a City News 100 Most Influential New Jerseyans Award and the YWCA North Essex has also recognized her as one of the 'Women You Should Know in 2000.' She was selected as 'Essex County Legislator of the year,' 'State Legislator Woman of Achievement' and had her 'Profiles in Courage' listed in New Jersey Monthly Magazine, the most recent in a long list of honors, including two from her hometown, the Montclair Community Leader and the Montclair NAACP Citizen Award.


Title Purchase Contributor

Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

Date Category Headline Article Contributor

Importance? 0.00000 Average


  11/07/2017 NJ State Senate 34 Won 84.92% (+69.85%)
  11/05/2013 NJ State Senate 34 Won 73.12% (+46.25%)
  06/05/2013 NJ State Senate 34 - D Primary Won 65.25% (+38.29%)
  06/05/2012 NJ District 10- D Primary Lost 16.64% (-42.98%)
  11/08/2011 NJ State Senate 34 Won 79.60% (+59.21%)
  11/06/2007 NJ State Senate 34 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/05/2007 NJ State Senate 34 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2003 NJ State Senate 34 Won 69.71% (+39.42%)
  06/03/2003 NJ State Senate 34 - D Primary Won 54.21% (+8.42%)
  11/06/2001 NJ State Senate 34 Won 64.85% (+30.49%)
  06/26/2001 NJ State Senate 34 - D Primary Won 77.81% (+60.21%)
  01/11/2000 NJ Assembly Minority Whip Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1999 NJ General Assembly 27 Won 39.29% (+0.00%)
  11/04/1997 NJ General Assembly 27 Won 48.68% (+0.00%)
  06/03/1997 NJ General Assembly 27 - D Primary Won 44.36% (+0.00%)
  11/07/1995 NJ General Assembly 27 Won 35.61% (+1.11%)
  06/06/1995 NJ General Assembly 27 - D Primary Won 32.84% (+0.00%)
  11/02/1993 NJ General Assembly 27 Won 34.51% (+0.00%)
  06/08/1993 NJ General Assembly 27 - D Primary Won 31.77% (+0.00%)
NJ US President - D Primary - Jun 07, 2016 D Hillary Clinton
NJ Commissioner of Education - Mar 11, 2010 NPA Reject
C00517136 Nia Gill for Congress $ 58.01