James W. Holzapfel
|Member of the New Jersey Senate from the 10th District|
|Assumed office |
January 10, 2012
|Preceded by||Andrew R. Ciesla|
|Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 10th District|
August 15, 1994 – January 10, 2012
|Preceded by||Virginia E. Haines|
|Succeeded by||Gregory P. McGuckin|
|Born||October 9, 1944|
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
|Residence||Toms River, New Jersey|
|Alma mater||Monmouth College (B.A.)|
Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D.)
James William "Jim" Holzapfel (born October 9, 1944) is an American Republican Party politician, who serves in the New Jersey State Senate starting on January 10, 2012, representing the 10th legislative district. Before his election to the Senate he had served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2003.
Born in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, Holzapfel is a graduate of Point Pleasant Beach High School. He received a B.A. from Monmouth College in Pre-Law and was awarded a J.D. degree from the Seton Hall University School of Law. He is a resident of Toms River. He is married to Joyce Holzapfel (née Holden) and has two children, Dennis and Jennifer.
Holzapfel served as a Trustee of Ocean County College from 1988-1994. He was the Ocean County Prosecutor from 1987-1992. Holzapfel has been admitted to practice law since 1969 before the New Jersey Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of the United States and the Florida Supreme Court.
New Jersey Assembly
Following the resignation of Assemblywoman Virginia E. Haines to become the executive director of the New Jersey Lottery, Holzapfel was appointed to fill her seat and took office on August 15, 1994. He was subsequently reelected in the 1994 special election and the regular biennial elections thereafter. He was the Deputy Republican Leader from 2002-2003 and was the Assistant Majority Whip from 1998-2000. 
- Regulated Professions
New Jersey Senate
Having announced that he would not run again for office after 20 years in the Senate, Andrew R. Ciesla announced in February 2011 that he would support Holzapfel as his successor. In the November 2011, Holzapfel defeated Democrat Charles Tivenan by a 64%-36% margin.
- Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens
- Intergovernmental Relations Commission
Each of the 40 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 10th District for the 2012-2013 Legislative Session were:
|Democratic||Emma L. Mammano||23,707||37.5||7.2|
|Democratic||Charles P. Tivenan||16,105||36.0|
|Republican||David W. Wolfe||47,336||36.4||4.8|
|Democratic||Charles P. Tivenan||18,739||14.4||2.2|
|Democratic||Eli L. Eytan||18,090||13.9||2.4|
|Republican||David W. Wolfe||29,619||31.6||0.7|
|Green||Matthew Q. Dimon||2,029||2.2||N/A|
|Republican||David W. Wolfe||40,660||32.3||0.4|
|Republican||David W. Wolfe||28,812||31.9||2.7|
|Republican||David W. Wolfe||36,989||29.2|
|Republican||James W. Holzapfel||36,747||29.0|
|Republican||James W. Holzapfel||23,227||29.3||1.5|
|Republican||David W. Wolfe||23,145||29.2||2.0|
|Democratic||Samuel D. Kaye||14,764||18.6||2.0|
|Republican||David W. Wolfe||41,746||31.2||2.3|
|Republican||James W. Holzapfel||41,117||30.8||2.0|
|Conservative||Edward C. Mueller||1,292||1.0||2.1|
|Conservative||J. Morgan Strong||1,068||0.8||2.3|
|Republican||David W. Wolfe||22,837||28.9||1.4|
|Republican||James W. Holzapfel||22,806||28.8||1.6|
|Democratic||Richard P. Strada||14,669||18.5||0.3|
|Conservative||Gary J. Rich||2,483||3.1||1.8|
|Conservative||Agnes A. James||2,455||3.1||1.9|
|Republican||James W. Holzapfel||38,538||67.5|
|Democratic||Louis B. Wary, Jr.||17,751||31.1|
|Conservative||Agnes A. James||838||1.5|
- Senator James W. Holzapfel, New Jersey Senate Republicans. Accessed August 2, 2011.
- Assemblyman Holzapfel's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed February 22, 2008.
- Assembly Member James W. 'Jim' Holzapfel, Project Vote Smart. Accessed August 9, 2007.
- Manual of the Legislature of New Jersey - Two Hundred and Eleventh Legislature (First Session). Skinder-Strauss Associates. 2004. p. 259. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
- via Associated Press. "Longtime N.J. Senator Ciesla won't seek re-election", The Star-Ledger, February 11, 2011. Accessed January 9, 2012. "Republican Andrew Ciesla says he will not seek re-election in November after nearly 20 years in the New Jersey Senate.Ciesla announced Thursday he'll support Assemblyman James Holzapfel to succeed him."
- Legislative Roster 2012-2013 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed June 22, 2012.
- "2017-official-general-election-results-state-senate.pdf" (PDF). sussex.nj.us. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 November 2018. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
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- "05831236.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 October 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
- "2003g_a_candidate_tally.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
- "2001-general-elect-gen-assembly-tallies.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 May 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
- "1999-general-elect-gen-assembly-candidate-tallies.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 April 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
- "1997-general-election-results-state-assembly.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 April 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
- "NJ General Assembly 10". Our Campaigns. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
- "1994-general-election-results-unexpired-term-gen-assem.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
- Senator Jim Holzapfel's Official Site
- Holzapfel's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature
- Official 10th Legislative District website
- New Jersey Legislature financial disclosure forms
- Jim Holzapfel, Project Vote Smart
|New Jersey Senate|
Andrew R. Ciesla
| Member of the New Jersey Senate for the 10th District
January 10, 2012 – present
|New Jersey General Assembly|
Virginia E. Haines
| Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 10th District
August 15, 1994 – January 10, 2012
With: David W. Wolfe
Gregory P. McGuckin