New Jersey

Facts

2017 New Jersey Facts

Women currently serving in New Jersey.

New Jersey Historical Facts

Historical facts about women officeholders in New Jersey.

New Jersey County Report Cards

2016 Press Release
2015 Press Release

Milestones for Women in New Jersey Politics

Timeline of important firsts in New Jersey's political history. 

Programs

 
On March 14, 2016, the New Jersey State Senate passed a resolution recognizing CAWP "for its cutting-edge research and groundbreaking studies about women's routes to public office" and "numerous worthwhile programs and initiatives to educate, train and encourage women to achieve their goals and aspirations as leaders and public servants." Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney, Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and Senate Minority Leader Thomas Kean Jr. (r to l in photo) made the presentation to CAWP director Debbie Walsh and associate director Jean Sinzdak.

Research

Preparedness Meets Opportunity: Women's Increased Representation in the New Jersey Legislature

by Susan Carroll and Kelly Dittmar
Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 
July 2012, 40 pages

This paper examines the factors that account for the rapid rise in the numbers of women legislators in New Jersey, focusing primarily on the time period from 2004 through 2011. Central to the analysis is the question of what it would take to bring about enduring change in a political system characterized by a strong, male-dominated party system like that found in New Jersey.

Report
New Jersey
Research
CAWP Scholar
Candidate Recruitment
Political Parties
State Legislature

Equality Deferred: Women Candidates for the New Jersey Assembly 1920-1993

by Richard P. and Katheryne McCormick 
Center for American Women and Politics, 1994, 49 pages 

This report explores the history of women's candidacies for the New Jersey Assembly and analyzes some of the reasons for the status of women as office-seekers in the state. 

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New Jersey
Research
Candidate Recruitment
Candidates and Campaigns
State Legislature

Getting Women Appointed: New Jersey's Bipartisan Coalition

by Kathy A. Stanwick
Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1984, 20 pages

This monograph documents the formation and activities in 1981 and 1982 of New Jersey's Bipartisan Coalition for Women's Appointments, an ad hoc group organized after CAWP convened a meeting of politically active women to discuss how to get more women appointed to state-level posts.

Report
Research
New Jersey
Women Political Appointees

Lobbying in New Jersey

This instructional handbook from 1978 describes the process of lobbying within a state legislative framework, listing resources from that time necessary to plan and carry out an effective lobbying campaign and explaining the legal requirements surrounding advocacy when the handbook was written. 

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Research
New Jersey
Civic and Political Activism