Gordon MacInnes

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Gordon A. MacInnes is a Democratic politician from New Jersey who has served twice in the state Legislature. MacInnes was elected to the state Assembly in 1973 in a heavily Republican Morris County district, as part of the Watergate-driven Democratic landslide of that year. He was defeated in his re-election bid in 1975.[1] In 1993, he won election to the state Senate in a major upset over incumbent Senate Majority Leader John Dorsey, again in a heavily Republican district. He again failed to win re-election in 1997, losing to Republican Anthony Bucco,[2] who continues to hold that Senate seat.

MacInnes also served as Assistant Commissioner in the New Jersey Department of Education from 2002 to 2007. He serves as a member of the Board of Governors of Rutgers University.[3] He also is a former executive director of the New Jersey Network.[4]

MacInnes is the president of New Jersey Policy Perspective, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that researches and analyzes economic issues. MacInnes is a fellow at the Century Foundation in New York and was a lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.[5][6]

During the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson, MacInnes was deputy director of the White House Task Force on the Cities.[7]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Blair MacInnes, a philanthropist and former teacher who lives in Morris Township and has served on boards for many civic and charitable organizations.[8] They have three sons and nine grandchildren.[9]