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New Jersey General Assembly, District 21


JON BRAMNICK: GOP, incumbent, New Jersey General Assembly, District 21: 2 years: contact@votebramnick.com
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Candidate Bio and Statement: votebramnick.com
    Assemblyman Jon M. Bramnick is seeking a fifth term in the New Jersey General Assembly representing District 21. Assemblyman Bramnick was selected by his colleagues to serve as the Conference Leader, making him the second highest ranking member of the Republican Caucus in the Assembly. He is also the ranking member of the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee and a member of the State House Commission and Bipartisan Leadership Committee. He previously served as chairman of the Assembly Republican Policy Committee and as the Assembly Republican Whip.
    Assemblyman Bramnick served on the Plainfield City Council from 1984 to 1991. He was an assistant professor of business law at Rider University from 1984 to 1989 and an adjunct professor of business law at Rutgers University from 1989 to 1990, where he won the “Inspirational Professor of the Year” Award.
    Assemblyman Bramnick is also a partner in the law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Mitterhoff, Grabas & Woodruff, based in Scotch Plains. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1978 and the New Jersey Bar in 1984. He is a certified civil trial attorney and a frequent lecturer for both the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the American Association for Justice. In 2001, he served as President of the Richard J. Hughes Inns of Court, an association of professional attorneys dedicated to teaching young attorneys. In 2007, he was named the "Professional Attorney of the Year" by the Union County Bar Association.
    Assemblyman Bramnick holds the title “Funniest Lawyer in New Jersey” after winning contests sponsored by the bar association at Rascals Comedy Club. He often volunteers his services as a comedic auctioneer on behalf of non-profit organizations, including the American Red Cross, the Diabetes Foundation of New Jersey, Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen, the AIDS Benefit Committee, the Boy Scouts of America and the New Jersey State Symphony. He is currently on the board of the Good Grief center for children in Summit. He was inducted to the Plainfield High School Hall of Fame’s Class of 2011.
    Assemblyman Bramnick has been honored with the 2011 Legislator of the Year award from the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, the 2011 Law and Justice Distinguished Achievement Award from Rider University, the Outstanding Legislator of the Year award from the NJ Society for Environmental & Economic Development, the Legislator of the Year award from the Food Council Committee for Good Government, the 2010 Government Leadership Award from the Advocates for New Jersey History, the 2009 Spirit of the YMCA Award, and the “Guardian of Small Business” Award from the National Federation of Independent Businesses.
    Assemblyman Bramnick holds a B.A. in political science from Syracuse University and received his J.D. from Hofstra University’s School of Law. He resides in Westfield with his wife Patricia and has two grown children, Brent and Abigail.
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