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Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)

Political Highlights: Union City Board of Education, 1974-82; mayor of Union City, 1986-92; N.J. Assembly, 1987-91; N.J. Senate, 1991-93; U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-2006; U.S. Senate, 2006-present
Born: Jan. 1, 1954; Manhattan, N.Y.
Residence: North Bergen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Engaged to Alicia Mucci; two children
Education: Saint Peter's College, B.A. 1976; Rutgers U., J.D. 1979
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2006 (2nd full term)
Committee Assignments: Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Financial Institutions & Consumer Protection; Housing, Transportation & Community Development - Ranking Member; Securities, Insurance & Investment); Finance (Health Care; Taxation & IRS Oversight); Foreign Relations

Election History
2012generalRobert Menendez (D) 1,987,68058.9
Joseph Kyrillos (R) 1,329,53439.4
Kenneth Kaplan (LIBERT) 16,8030.5
Ken Wolski (GREEN) 15,8010.5
Gwen Diakos (JSI) 9,3590.3
J. Dranikoff (TCA) 3,8340.1
Inder Soni (AF) 3,5930.1
Robert Turkavage (RFI) 3,5320.1
Gregory Pason (SPU) 2,2490.1
Eugene Lavergne (NPA) 2,1980.1
Daryl Brooks (RNA) 2,0660.1
2006generalRobert Menendez (D) 1,200,84353.4
Thomas Kean (R) 997,77544.3
Len Flynn (LIBERT) 14,6370.7
Edward Forchion (LMP) 11,5930.5
J.M. Carter (IGWT) 7,9180.4
N. Smith (SOL) 6,2430.3
Daryl Brooks (PPC) 5,1380.2
Angela Lariscy (SW) 3,4330.2
Gregory Pason (S) 2,4900.1
2004generalRobert Menendez (D) 121,01875.9
Richard Piatkowski (R) 35,28822.1
Dick Hester (PLC) 1,2820.8
Herbert Shaw (PAC) 1,0660.7
Angela Lariscy (S) 8870.6
2002generalRobert Menendez (D) 72,60578.3
James Geron (R) 16,85218.2
Pat Faulkner (GREEN) 1,1951.3
Esmat Zaklama (I) 7740.8
Richard Hester (PLC) 7320.8
Herbert Shaw (PAC) 5730.6
2000generalRobert Menendez (D) 117,85678.7
Theresa de Leon (R) 27,84918.6
Claudette Meliere (I) 2,7411.8
Dick Hester (I) 5620.4
Herbert Shaw (I) 3570.2
Alina Fonteboa (I) 2330.2
Kari Sachs (I) 1680.1
1998generalRobert Menendez (D) 70,30880.1
Theresa de Leon (R) 14,61516.6
Richard Hester (PLC) 1,2761.5
Richard Rivera (REF) 8721.0
Susan Anmuth (SW) 7520.9
1996generalRobert Menendez (D) 115,45978.8
Carlos Munoz (R) 25,42717.4
Herbert Shaw (PAC) 2,1361.5
Mike Buoncristiano (LIBERT) 2,0941.4
William Estrada (I) 7200.5
Rupert Ravens (NL) 6370.4
1994generalRobert Menendez (D) 67,68870.9
Fernando Alonso (R) 24,07125.2
Frank Rubino (WTP) 1,4941.6
Herbert Shaw (PAC) 1,3191.4
Steven Marshall (SW) 8950.9
1992generalRobert Menendez (D) 93,67064.3
Fred Theemling (R) 44,52930.6
Joseph Bonacci (STI) 2,3631.6
Len Flynn (LIBERT) 1,5391.1
John Rummel (COM) 1,5251.1
Jane Harris (SW) 1,4061.0
Donald Stoveken (AFP) 6820.5
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