|Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 4th Legislative District|
|Assumed office |
March 5, 2012
Serving with Paul D. Moriarty
|Preceded by||Domenick DiCicco|
|Chair of the New Jersey General Assembly Committee on Woman and Children|
|Assumed office |
January 9, 2018 
|Preceded by||Pamela R. Lampitt |
|Born||January 3, 1977|
|Residence||Blackwood, New Jersey (Gloucester Township)|
Gabriela M. Mosquera (born January 3, 1977) is an American Democratic Party politician, who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since March 5, 2012, where she represents the 4th Legislative District.
Mosquera was born on January 3, 1977 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. She immigrated to the United States at the age of three. Mosquera received a B.A. degree from The College of New Jersey, where she majored in political science and was awarded an M.B.A. from the Keller Graduate School of Management at Devry University. After college, she worked as a policy analyst for the Assembly Democratic Caucus and later as an assistant to 5th District Assemblywoman Nilsa Cruz-Perez. She is currently the chief of staff to Gloucester Township mayor David R. Mayer. She has lived in the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township since 2011.
New Jersey Assembly
Due to the 2011 apportionment based on the results of the 2010 United States Census, the 4th District Assembly seat of Domenick DiCicco, a Republican, became vacant, with DiCicco placed in the 3rd District where he lost to the Democratic incumbents. Mosquera ran for the vacant seat on the Democratic ticket with the incumbent Paul Moriarty. In the general election, she and Moriarty defeated the Republican candidates, former Gloucester Township councilwoman Shelley Lovett and Patricia Fratticcioli. By taking DiCicco's seat, Mosquera represented the only gain by the Democrats in the Assembly in the 2011 election cycle. In response to a lawsuit filed by Lovett, Mosquera could not be sworn into office in January 2012 and a ruling issued the next month by the New Jersey Supreme Court declared Mosquera's November 2011 invalid, saying that her move to the Gloucester Township did not meet the one-year residency requirement established in state law. Mosquera was sworn into office on March 5 after she was selected by district Democrats and filed to face off again against Lovett in a November 2012 special election.In June 2012, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey overturned the N.J. Supreme Court ruling and upheld her November 2011 election, finding that an injunction that prohibits enforcement of the one-year residency rule is in force in years in which redistricting takes place.Mosquera won the November 2012 special election for the remainder of the term, defeating Lovett by a margin of 60 to 40 percent.
- Women and Children
- Higher Education
- Joint Committee on Economic Justice and Equal Employment Opportunity
Each of the forty districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly. The other representatives from the 4th District for the 218th Legislature are:
- Senator Fred H. Madden (D),
- Assemblyman Paul D. Moriarty (D),and
- Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera (D)
|Democratic||Paul Moriarty (Incumbent)|
|Democratic||Gabriela Mosquera (Incumbent)|
|Democratic||Paul D. Moriarty||32,892||32.2||1.8|
|Democratic||Gabriela M. Mosquera||31,800||31.2||1.3|
|Republican||Patricia Jefferson Kline||18,386||18.0||2.2|
|Republican||Eduardo J. Maldonado||17,761||17.4||2.0|
|Represent, Not Rule||William McCauley Jr.||1,194||1.2||N/A|
|Democratic||Paul D. Moriarty||17,454||30.4||1.4|
|Democratic||Gabriela M. Mosquera||17,147||29.9||2.3|
|Republican||Kevin P. Murphy||11,592||20.2||1.9|
|Democratic||Paul Moriarty (incumbent)||28,527||29.0|
|Democratic||Gabriela Mosquera (incumbent)||27,095||27.6|
|Republican||Theodore M. Liddell||20,998||21.4|
|Democratic||Gabriela Mosquera (incumbent)||55,027||60.6|
|Democratic||Paul Moriarty (incumbent)||22,734||30.0|
|Democratic gain from Republican|
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- "Turnover in N.J. Legislature is slight". Asbury Park Press. January 10, 2012. Retrieved July 29, 2012.
- Osborne, James. "N.J. Supreme Court dismisses assemblywoman's win, citing state's residency rule", The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 17, 2012. Accessed July 2, 2012. "The New Jersey Supreme Court invalidated Assemblywoman-elect Gabriela Mosquera's November election on Thursday in a 4-3 decision that upheld the state's one-year residency requirement for legislative candidates.... The election of Mosquera, who lives in Gloucester Township's Blackwood section, came under scrutiny after Republican Shelley Lovett - whom Mosquera defeated handily - filed suit in Superior Court in December."
- Romalino, Carly Q. (March 5, 2012). "Gabriela Mosquera takes oath of office as newest Fourth District Assembly member". South Jersey Times. Retrieved August 30, 2015.
- Barna, John. "Gabriela Mosquera, Shelley Lovett to square off once again for Assembly seat", Gloucester County Times, April 3, 2012. Accessed July 2, 2012. "Democrat Gabriela Mosquera and Republican Shelley Lovett will square off this November for a second time in a year to be one of the two Assemblymen representing the state’s fourth legislative district."
- Romalino, Carly Q. "Federal court ruling validates Gabriela Mosquera election win, rejects Supreme Court findings", Gloucester County Times, June 29, 2012. Accessed July 2, 2012. "Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera’s 2011 election win has again been validated, this time by a federal court, which deemed the state Supreme Court wrong in voiding her Election Day votes because of residency issues."
- Rizzo, Salvador (November 7, 2012). "N.J. Assemblywomen secure seats in special election". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
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- "2017-official-general-election-results-general-assembly.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 May 2019. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
- "2015-official-ge-results-nj-general-assembly.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 April 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
- "Official List Candidates for General Assembly For GENERAL ELECTION 11/05/2013 Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. December 4, 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 1, 2014. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
- "Official List Candidates for Special General Assembly For GENERAL ELECTION 11/06/2015 Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. January 14, 2013. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
- Official List Candidate Returns for General Assembly For November 2011 General Election, New Jersey Department of State, December 14, 2011. Accessed July 2, 2012.
- Assemblywoman Mosquera's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature
- New Jersey Legislature financial disclosure forms - 2012 2011
|New Jersey General Assembly|
| Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 4th District
March 5, 2012 – present
With: Paul Moriarty