James W. Holzapfel

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Jim Holzapfel
Member of the New Jersey Senate from the 10th District
Assumed office
January 10, 2012
Preceded byAndrew R. Ciesla
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 10th District
In office
August 15, 1994 – January 10, 2012
Preceded byVirginia E. Haines
Succeeded byGregory P. McGuckin
Personal details
Born (1944-10-09) October 9, 1944 (age 75)
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Joyce Holden
ChildrenTwo
ResidenceToms River, New Jersey
Alma materMonmouth College (B.A.)
Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D.)
OccupationAttorney
WebsiteLegislative Website

James William "Jim" Holzapfel (born October 9, 1944)[1] 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.

Early Life[edit]

Born in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, Holzapfel is a graduate of Point Pleasant Beach High School.[1] 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.[2] He is a resident of Toms River.[3] He is married to Joyce Holzapfel (née Holden) and has two children, Dennis and Jennifer.[4]

Political career[edit]

Holzapfel served as a Trustee of Ocean County College from 1988-1994. He was the Ocean County Prosecutor from 1987-1992.[2] 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.[1]

New Jersey Assembly[edit]

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.[4] 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. [2]

Committees[edit]

  • Regulated Professions

New Jersey Senate[edit]

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.[5] In the November 2011, Holzapfel defeated Democrat Charles Tivenan by a 64%-36% margin.

Committees[edit]

  • Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens
  • Transportation
  • Intergovernmental Relations Commission

District 10[edit]

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:[6]

Election history[edit]

Senate[edit]

New Jersey general election, 2017[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jim Holzapfel 39,555 62.5 Decrease 7.2
Democratic Emma L. Mammano 23,707 37.5 Increase 7.2
Total votes 63,262 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2013[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jim Holzapfel 45,565 69.7 Increase 5.7
Democratic John Bendel 19,807 30.3 Decrease 5.7
Total votes 65,372 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2011[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Holzapfel 28,675 64.0
Democratic Charles P. Tivenan 16,105 36.0
Total votes 44,780 100.0

Assembly[edit]

New Jersey general election, 2009[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican David W. Wolfe 47,336 36.4 Increase 4.8
Republican Jim Holzapfel 45,916 35.3 Increase 4.3
Democratic Charles P. Tivenan 18,739 14.4 Decrease 2.2
Democratic Eli L. Eytan 18,090 13.9 Decrease 2.4
Total votes 130,081 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2007[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican David W. Wolfe 29,619 31.6 Decrease 0.7
Republican Jim Holzapfel 29,014 31.0 Decrease 0.7
Democratic John Kaklamanis 15,560 16.6 Decrease 1.2
Democratic Salvatore Martino 15,282 16.3 Decrease 1.4
Green Elizabeth Arnone 2,226 2.4 N/A
Green Matthew Q. Dimon 2,029 2.2 N/A
Total votes 93,730 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2005[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican David W. Wolfe 40,660 32.3 Increase 0.4
Republican Jim Holzapfel 39,981 31.7 Increase 1.2
Democratic Lawrence Jones 22,398 17.8 Increase 0.3
Democratic Joni Jones 22,312 17.7 Increase 0.6
Socialist Scott Baier 584 0.5 N/A
Total votes 125,935 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2003[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican David W. Wolfe 28,812 31.9 Increase 2.7
Republican Jim Holzapfel 27,509 30.5 Increase 1.5
Democratic Desmond Abazia 15,773 17.5 Decrease 3.6
Democratic Mark Troncone 15,418 17.1 Decrease 3.7
Green Elizabeth Arnone 2,765 3.1 N/A
Total votes 90,277 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2001[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David W. Wolfe 36,989 29.2
Republican James W. Holzapfel 36,747 29.0
Democratic John Furey 26,723 21.1
Democratic Kimberley Casten 26,307 20.8
Total votes 126,766 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1999[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican James W. Holzapfel 23,227 29.3 Decrease 1.5
Republican David W. Wolfe 23,145 29.2 Decrease 2.0
Democratic Stephanie Wauters 15,895 20.1 Increase 2.5
Democratic Samuel D. Kaye 14,764 18.6 Increase 2.0
Conservative Morgan Strong 1,105 1.4 Increase 0.6
Conservative Anthony Bertani 1,058 1.3 Increase 0.3
Total votes 79,194 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1997[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican David W. Wolfe 41,746 31.2 Increase 2.3
Republican James W. Holzapfel 41,117 30.8 Increase 2.0
Democratic Regina Calandrillo 23,538 17.6 Decrease 0.9
Democratic Jim Margetis 22,239 16.6 Decrease 0.9
Libertarian Betty Florentine 1,381 1.0 N/A
Libertarian Christopher Kawa 1,317 1.0 N/A
Conservative Edward C. Mueller 1,292 1.0 Decrease 2.1
Conservative J. Morgan Strong 1,068 0.8 Decrease 2.3
Total votes 133,698 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1995[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican David W. Wolfe 22,837 28.9 Decrease 1.4
Republican James W. Holzapfel 22,806 28.8 Decrease 1.6
Democratic Richard P. Strada 14,669 18.5 Decrease 0.3
Democratic Richard Sevrin 13,836 17.5 Decrease 0.6
Conservative Gary J. Rich 2,483 3.1 Increase 1.8
Conservative Agnes A. James 2,455 3.1 Increase 1.9
Total votes 79,086 100.0
Special election, November 8, 1994[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James W. Holzapfel 38,538 67.5
Democratic Louis B. Wary, Jr. 17,751 31.1
Conservative Agnes A. James 838 1.5
Total votes 57,127 100.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Senator James W. Holzapfel, New Jersey Senate Republicans. Accessed August 2, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Assemblyman Holzapfel's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed February 22, 2008.
  3. ^ Assembly Member James W. 'Jim' Holzapfel, Project Vote Smart. Accessed August 9, 2007.
  4. ^ a b Manual of the Legislature of New Jersey - Two Hundred and Eleventh Legislature (First Session). Skinder-Strauss Associates. 2004. p. 259. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
  5. ^ 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."
  6. ^ Legislative Roster 2012-2013 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed June 22, 2012.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "2013-official-general-election-results-state-senate.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  9. ^ "2011-official-gen-elect-state-senate-results-121411.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  10. ^ "2009-official-gen-elect-gen-assembly-tallies-120109.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 December 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  11. ^ "2007-official-general-election-tallies(ga)-12.12.07.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  12. ^ "05831236.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 October 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  13. ^ "2003g_a_candidate_tally.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  14. ^ "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.
  15. ^ "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.
  16. ^ "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.
  17. ^ "NJ General Assembly 10". Our Campaigns. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  18. ^ "1994-general-election-results-unexpired-term-gen-assem.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 2 April 2019.

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New Jersey Senate
Preceded by
Andrew R. Ciesla
Member of the New Jersey Senate for the 10th District
January 10, 2012 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
New Jersey General Assembly
Preceded by
Virginia E. Haines
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 10th District
August 15, 1994 – January 10, 2012
With: David W. Wolfe
Succeeded by
Gregory P. McGuckin