Robert Karabinchak

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Robert Karabinchak
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 18th District
Assumed office
May 26, 2016
Serving with Nancy Pinkin
Preceded byPatrick J. Diegnan
Deputy Assembly Whip
Assumed office
January 9, 2018
Preceded byPosition Established
Personal details
Robert Karabinchak

April 11th, 1956
Edison, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
WebsiteLegislative Website

Robert J. Karabinchak is an American Democratic Party politician, who serves in the New Jersey General Assembly, where he represents the 18th Legislative District.

New Jersey Assembly[edit]

Karabinchak previously served on the Edison Municipal Council in 2007 and again from 2009 until being sworn into the General Assembly on May 26, 2016 to fill the unexpired term of Senator Patrick J. Diegnan. Diegnan replaced Senator Peter J. Barnes III upon his appointment to the New Jersey Superior Court.[1]


  • Commerce and Economic Development
  • Higher Education
  • Transportation and Independent Authorities

18th District[edit]

The representatives from the 17th District for the 218th Legislature are:

Electoral History[edit]

New Jersey Assembly[edit]

New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2019[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nancy Pinkin (incumbent) 19,431 30.6
Democratic Robert Karabinchak (incumbent) 18,727 29.49
Republican Bengivenga, Robert 13,002 20.47
Republican Jeffrey Brown 12,349 19.4
New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2017[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nancy Pinkin (incumbent) 25,526 32.0
Democratic Robert Karabinchak (incumbent) 24,786 31.0
Republican April Bengivenga 15,344 19.0
Republican Jimmy Hu 14,255 18.0
Special election, November 8, 2016[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert Karabinchak 48,513 60.4
Republican Camille Ferraro Clark 31,827 39.6
Total votes 80,340 100.0


  1. ^ "Meet the newest member of the N.J. Legislature", NJ Advance Media for, May 26, 2016. Accessed August 21, 2016. "Robert Karabinchak, a Democrat, was appointed to represent Middlesex County's 18th District in the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. He replaces Patrick Diegnan, a Democrat who recently moved across the Statehouse to replace Patrick Barnes III in the state Senate after Barnes was appointed as a state Superior Court judge in Middlesex County."
  2. ^ [1],, Accessed November 8, 2019.
  3. ^ [2],, Accessed November 8, 2017.
  4. ^ "2016-official-general-results-general-assembly-18-29ld.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 20 April 2019.

External links[edit]

New Jersey General Assembly
Preceded by
Patrick J. Diegnan
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 18th District
May 26, 2016-Present
With: Nancy Pinkin
Succeeded by