Barbara Buono
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Barbara Buono

Democrat

New Jersey State Senator

Metuchen, New Jersey
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Barbara Buono

New Jersey State Senator
Summary
Experience
67
Years of Age
9
Years of Experience
NJResidence (state)

Barbara A. Buono (born July 28, 1953) is an American politician who served in the New Jersey Senate from 2002-2014, where she represented the 18th Legislative District. She is a member of the Democratic Party and was the Democratic nominee for Governor of New Jersey in the 2013 general election, which she lost to Republican incumbent Chris Christie.Before entering the Senate, Buono served in the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature, the General Assembly, from 1994 to 2002, where she served as the Minority Parliamentarian from 1996-98. In the Assembly, Buono became the ranking Democrat on the Assembly Budget Committee. She was Democratic Conference Chair from 2004 to 2007. She served from 2010 to 2012 as the Majority Leader in the Senate, succeeding Stephen Sweeney.

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 2)  
School of Law, Rutgers University
JD
1979
Montclair State University
BA Political Science
1975

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 9)  
Majority Conference Leader
New Jersey State Senate
2010 - 2011
Majority Leader
New Jersey State Senate
2010 - 2011
Conference Chair
New Jersey State Senate
2004 - 2007
Assembly Member
New Jersey General Assembly
1994 - 2001
Minority Parliamentarian
New Jersey General Assembly
1996 - 1998
Member
Borough of Metuchen Council
1993 - 1994
Senator
Former Police Commissioner
Metuchen
Public Defender
Department of the Public Advocate, New Jersey State

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 4)  
Former Member
Planning Board, Human Relations Committee
Former Member
Planning Board, Borough of Metuchen Council
Former Member
Assembly Intergovernmental Relations Commission
Founding Member
New Jersey Smart Growth Caucus