THE BLOG
02/28/2008 03:56 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

DNC New Jersey Superdelegates

HuffPost's OffTheBus members produced these superdelegate profiles as part of its Superdelegate Investigation. You can find all profiles here.

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Tonio Burgos
New Jersey

Basic bio
* President of Tonio Burgos and Associates, Inc. a leading strategic planning and lobbying firm; only bio data found relates to professional life, http://www.tonioburgos.com/ManagementTeam/TonioBurgos/

Involvement in the Democratic Party
* Listed as 2004 delegate, http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/burgett-burkan.html
* Same Superdelegate article references as "everyone else", http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&q=tonio-burgos&as_drrb=q&as_qdr=m&as_mind=24&as_minm=1&as_maxd=23&as_maxm=2
* Several 2006 articles chronicling his Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association award,

Political interests and issues
* Vice President of The Foundation For Ethnic Understanding, pg. 4 http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache:M8hCw2sspnAJ:www.ffeu.org/pdf/fall06.pdf+Tonio+Burgos+nj&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=55&gl=us
* The Restoration of Habeas Corpus, https://www.democrats.org/a/2007/02/concerning_the.php
* Protesting maligning of Latinos in a campaign ad for Chaffee, https://www.democrats.org/a/2006/09/the_silent_sena.php
* Moderator LGBT forum at the 2007 DNC American Majority Partnership Summit, http://www.democrats.org/page/content/dncJointSummit

Involvement in 2008 Election
* Listed as LGBT declared Superdelegate, http://www.gay.com/news/article.html?coll=news_articles&sernum=2008/02/12/2&page=6
* Clinton New Jersey Hispanic Leadership Council, http://www.allamericanpatriots.com/48739828_new-jersey-hillary-clinton-announces-hispanic-leadership-council

Contributions
* Over $300,000 given to myriad Democratic candidates since 2000, http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/tonio-burgos.asp?cycle=08
* Gave $8800 to Clinton between Q1 & Q3 2007, http://fundrace.huffingtonpost.com/neighbors.php?type=name&lname=burgos&fname=&search=Search

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Joseph DeCotiis
New Jersey

Basic bio
* Born Paterson, New Jersey, September 22, 1964, http://www.lawyers.com/New-Jersey/Teaneck/DeCotiis,-FitzPatrick,-Cole-and-Wisler,-LLP-1123796-f.html
* Partner in the Teaneck office of DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Wisler, LLP, http://www.decotiislaw.com/j_decotiis.html
* Saddle River Country Day, SADDLE RIVER, NJ - Class of 1983 & Toms River East High School, TOMS RIVER, NJ - Class of 1983, http://www.classmates.com/directory/public/memberprofile/list.htm?regId=8685108862
* Juris Doctor, Seton Hall University Law School (1994), Bachelor of Arts, Johnson & Wales University (1988), http://www.decotiislaw.com/j_decotiis.html


Involvement in the Democratic Party
* Same super delegate article as the rest in NJ, http://www.newsday.com/news/local/politics/ny-ussuper0209,0,1066015.story
* Appointed Counsel to the New Jersey Democratic State Committee - 2003, http://www.decotiislaw.com/j_decotiis.html

Involvement in 2008 Election
* Declared for Clinton, http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080215/NEWS01/802150346/1006

Campaign Contributions
* $294 to Clinton Q3 2007, http://fundrace.huffingtonpost.com/neighbors.php?type=name&lname=DeCotiis&fname=Joseph+&search=Search
* $1357 to Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee 12/07, http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/qind/


Family Connections

* Uncle is Alfred DeCotiis, prominent lawyer, DNC member and Clinton appointee under Bill, http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache:UPvqk5I_C6AJ:www.decotiislaw.com/brochure.pdf+Alfred+DeCotiis&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2&gl=us


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Joe Cryan
New Jersey

Basic bio
* Undersheriff, Union County; born September 1, 1961, East Orange, New Jersey; graduated with a B.A. in 1983 from Belmont Abbey College in Business Administration, http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=55122

Involvement in the Democratic Party
* Chairman NJ Democratic Sate Committee , 2006-present
* Assembly member, New Jersey State Assembly, 2002-present
* Deputy Majority Leader, New Jersey State Assembly, 2006-2007
* Vice Chair, New Jersey Democratic Committee, 2002-2006
* Municipal Chairman, Township of Union, 1995-present
* Assistant Majority Leader, New Jersey State Assembly, 2004-2005
* Ethics Review Board, Township of Union, 1993-1994, http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=55122
* Tied to Clinton and Superdelegate fame in the press:
http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newjersey/ny-bc-nj--delegates-nj0206feb06,0,4456550.story
http://www.politickernj.com/cryan-wishes-south-jersey-dems-had-waited-16548

Political interests and issues
* NJ Assembly committees: Education Chair, Budget Committee (Budget Hearings Only), http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=204 and Assembly on the Human Services Committee (as Chair), Appropriations Committee (as Vice Chair), http://www.answers.com/topic/joseph-cryan
* Standard Branch, Cryan Civic Association, 2000-present
Vice-President, Brain Borough, 1999-present
Chairman, Union County Saint Patrick's Day Parade, 1997
Member, Township of Union Board of Ethics, 1993-1994
http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=55122

Involvement in 2008 Election
* Endorsed Clinton
http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080215/NEWS01/802150346/1006


Political Contributions

* $2100 to Clinton Q2 2007, http://fundrace.huffingtonpost.com/neighbors.php?type=name&lname=Cryan

Family Connections
* Father John Cryan was Chairman of the Essex County Democratic Party, served in the New Jersey General Assembly, http://www.njdems.org/cryan.php

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June S. Fischer

New Jersey

Basic Bio
* 76, from Scotch Plains, Union County http://www.njdems.org/frontpage_archive.php
* Elected to DNC Executive Committee http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/109/story/84536.html
* Recently elected to the Democratic National Committee's Executive Committee to represent the Eastern Region
* Served six, four-year terms as a New Jersey representative to the DNC
* Served as chair of the DNC Eastern Region
* Served as an aide to then-Senator Jon Corzine
* Currently works for Senator Bob Menendez
* Serves as chair of Union County's election board http://www.ucnj.org/electionboard
* Member of National Jewish Democratic Council http://www.jstandard.com/articles/1759/1/LETTERS
* Clinton supporter http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/109/story/84536.html


Political interests and issues
* Member of National Jewish Democratic Council http://www.jstandard.com/articles/1759/1/LETTERS
* Dennis Shulman
* Bill Bradley


Involvement in the Democratic Party
* DNC Executive Committee
* 6 four-year terms as a New Jersey representative to the DNC
* Chair of Union County election board
* Elected to the DNC in approximately 1984 [various sources]
* Interviewed about electioneering call from Bill Clinton
* Public support of various NJ candidates
o Former staff member, Jon Corzine
o Staff member, Bob Menendez
o Bill Bradley campaign
o National Jewish Democratic Council
o Union County Election Board
o DNC

Pledged Status
* Clinton http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/109/story/84536.html

Involvement in the 2008 Election
* Clinton fund raiser, Siesta Key, FL
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/109/story/84536.html

Contributions to Candidates
* Joe Biden $305 fundrace.huffingtonpost.com

Connections to Politicians, Leaders on State Level
* Corzine
* Menendez

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Philip D. Murphy
Democratic National Committee National Finance Chair
Middletown, New Jersey


Basic Bio
* Murphy was born in 1957, and is a native of the Boston area.
* Murphy received his A.B. in Economics from Harvard College in 1979.
* Murphy received his M.B.A. from The Wharton School in 1983.
Information in this section comes from Democrats.org.
* Murphy until recently served as a senior director of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., where he held the following positions in his 20-plus years with the firm: Head of the German Region, President of Goldman Sachs Asia, and global Co-Head of the Investment Management Division (the private wealth and asset management businesses). He served on the firm's Management Committee.
* Murphy is currently a Principal of Murphy Endeavors, an investment firm in Red Bank, New Jersey.
Information in this section comes from NJ.com, and MotherJones.com.


Personal Political Interests and Issues
Murphy currently serves in the following organizations:
* Local Initiatives Support Corporation Executive Committee Chairman
* NAACP Special Contribution Fund Board of Trustees
* Center for American Progress Board of Trustees
* 180 Turning Lives Around Board President
* U.S. Soccer Foundation Board of Directors
* University of Pennsylvania's Huntsman Program Advisory Board

Murphy formerly served formerly in the following capacities:
* Co-chaired "Renewing Our Schools, Securing Our Future: A Task Force on Public Education for the 21st Century" with Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano and Professor Roger Wilkins of George Mason University
* Chaired the "Benefits Review Task Force" focused on public sector employee benefits by appointment of former New Jersey Governor, Richard Codey
* Served on the NAACP President/CEO Search Committee
* Member The Goldman Sachs Foundation Board of Trustees
* Member Investment Company Institute Board of Governors
* Member Prosperity New Jersey Board of Trustee
* Member The Wharton School's Graduate Executive and Asian Advisory Boards
Information in this section comes from Democrats.org.

Involvement in 2008 election - campaign appearances, statements
* Murphy is currently uncommitted.
Information in this section comes from Home Tribune News.
* Murphy has publicly supported New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine's budget proposal.
Information in this section comes from The Star Ledger.

Contributions to Candidates
* Murphy has not made any contributions in the 2008 Presidential race to date.
* Murphy has made contributions totaling $186,200 since 2000
Information in this section comes from the Federal Election Commission.

Connections to Politicians, Leaders On State Level

* Murphy formerly worked alongside current New Jersey Governor Jo Corzine at Goldman Sachs, and has continued to support him publicly.
Information in this section comes from The Star Ledger.

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Donald Norcross

Basic bio
*46 years old
*Residence: Voorhees, New Jersey
*Member, Democratic National Committee
*Co-Chair Camden County Democratic Party
*President, Southern New Jersey AFL-CIO Labor Council (85,00 members)
*Member, Board of Trustees, Camden County United Way (Chair: Labor-Participation)

Family Connections
*Younger brother of George E. Norcross, III, one of the two most powerful Democratic power brokers in New Jersey and former chair of Camden County Democratic Committee
*Son of George E. Norcross, Jr., (deceased) formerly President, Southern New Jersey AFL-CIO Labor Council (85,00 members); on Super Tuesday, more than 1,700 union members helped in get-out-the-vote efforts for Democratic candidates
*One of four brothers - John is a psychologist and Phillip is a bond counsel and head of Burlington County (NJ) United Way

Involvement in 2008 Election
*Initially was neutral -- declared for Obama on Feb 20 following Obama's Wisconson win (along with State Senator Dana Redd who switched from backing Clinton to Obama)
*Dana Redd (D-Camden)
*Declared for Obama on Feb 20, 2008 -- Previously backed Clinton


Sources

http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040607/NEWS/70823028
http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040607/NEWS/70823028
http://www.bluejersey.com/
http://www.northjersey.com/news/elections/Time_to_unite_behind_Obama_key_NJ_Dems_say.h
http://www.observer.com/2007/politicker
http://courierpostonline.com/specialreports/jca/jca6.htm

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Dana Redd
Camden, New Jersey

Basic Bio
*Born: 1968
*Residence: Centerville, NJ (Lifelong Camden, NJ resident)
*Rutgers, BS Business, minor in Accounting, 1996
*Bishop Eustace Prepatory School 1986

Involvement in Democratic Party
*State Senator, 5th Legislative District (Camden & Gloucester County); elected 2007
*Committees:
Community & Urban Affairs (Vice Chair)
Budget & Appropriations
Health, Human Services & Senior Citizens
Democratic National Committee 2006-present
Democratic National Convention Delegate 2004
N.J. Democratic State Committee, Vice Chair 2006-present
N.J. Redistricting Commission 2001-present

*City of Camden:
*Council: Elected June 2001
Vice Chair 2001-present
Housing Authority, Chair 2004-06
Camden County:
1994 - Chief of Staff and Confidential Aide for Camden County Freeholder Riletta Cream
1999 -- Division Director of Operations Divisions of Building A& Operations

Personal political interests and issues
*Affiliations:
American Red Cross Camden County Chapter
Board of Directors, Camden County Council of Girl Scouts
Camden County Board of Social Services
Camden Eye Center
Fairview Main Street Board of Directors
Good Neighbor Awards Dinner Committee
Literacy Volunteers of America/Camden County
Virtue Health Foundation Board of Directors
West Jersey Health & Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees

*Awards:
African-American Women's Network 1998 Bronze Star Award
Camden County East Branch NAACP 2002 Visionary Leader Award

Connections to Politicians, Leaders On State Level
*Initially supported Clinton; switched to Obama @ February 20, 2008
Information for this profile comes from
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=270
http://www.ci.camdennj.us/city/danaredd.html
http://www.danaredd.com/
http://www.njdems.org/leaders.php
http://www.njsendems.com/senator.asp?sid=51

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