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Lawyer , politician , member of the New Jersey General Assembly

Gary W. Stuhltrager, American state legislator. Board education Deptford Township, 1979; chairman Hazardous Materials Advisory Council; Member Member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Gloucester County Bar Association, Oak Valley Athletic Association, Rotary.

Background

Stuhltrager, Gary W. was born on May 25, 1955 in Camden, New Jersey, United States. Son of Valentine and Harriet (Agin) Stuhltrager.

Education

Rutgers University (Bachelor of Arts). Rutgers University Law School (Juris Doctor).

Career

Stuhltrager earned his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and was awarded a law degree from Rutgers School of Law–Camden. An attorney by profession, Stuhltrager served on the Deptford Township Board of Education in 1979 and 1980 and on the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 1984 to 1986. Riding the coattails of Governor of New Jersey Thomas Kean in 1985, Stuhltrager and his running mate Jack Collins knocked off Democratic incumbents Martin Herman and Thomas Pankok, helping give the Republicans control of the General Assembly for the first time in more than a decade.

Stuhltrager was re-elected to seven additional two-year terms, each time together with Collins. He served in the Assembly on the Policy and Regulatory Oversight and was the Majority Parliamentarian starting in 1996. As part of a series of bills introduced in the Assembly in 1992 to make it harder for New Jersey courts to overturn death sentence convictions when imposing capital punishment in New Jersey, Stuhltrager introduced legislation that would prevent the introduction of evidence regarding the method used for capital punishment during trials, as part of an effort to close off "another avenue for overturning death-penalty sentences".

In May 1996, Stuhltrager criticized efforts to delay the imposition of the death penalty, saying "If you're going to have it, do it".

Membership

Board education Deptford Township, 1979. Chairman Hazardous Materials Advisory Council. Member Member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Gloucester County Bar Association, Oak Valley Athletic Association, Rotary.

Connections

Married Charlene Harvey, 1987. Children: Adam, Jordan, Kelsey, Evan.

father:
Valentine Stuhltrager

mother:
Harriet (Agin) Stuhltrager

spouse:
Charlene Harvey

children:
Adam Stuhltrager

Jordan Stuhltrager

Kelsey Stuhltrager

Evan Stuhltrager