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Robert M. Gordon is an American Democratic Party politician who has served in the New Jersey Senate since January 8, 2008, where he represents the 38th Legislative District.


Gordon, Robert M. was born on July 3, 1950.


Gordon graduated with a B.A. from Williams College in Political Economy, was awarded an M.P.P. from the University of California, Berkeley in Public Policy, and received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Finance and Health Care Management.


Gordon served in the General Assembly from 2004 to 2008, and was the 2007 Democratic nominee to succeed outgoing Senator Joseph Coniglio. EducationCareer in governmentGordon served on the Fair Lawn Borough Council from 1986 to 1995, on its Planning Board from 1986 to 1995 and was Mayor of Fair Lawn, New Jersey from 1988 to 1991. He was the Fair Lawn Fire Commissioner from 1986 to 1995 and served on the Fair Lawn Ethics Board from 1999 to 2003.

He was also a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1988 and 1992. In 1996, Gordon ran in the Democratic primary for the open Congressional seat in the 9th district but was defeated in a landslide against former Englewood mayor Steve Rothman. He served as an aide in the New Jersey Office of the Governor from 1990 to 1991.

He was an analyst in the United States Congressional Budget Office from 1975 to 1977. He served on the Democratic State Committee from 1993 to 1998. Gordon is a real estate development consultant in addition to being a state senator.

Nominated to replace Gordon on the Democrats' 2007 Assembly ticket was Bergen Freeholder and Paramus Councilwoman Connie Wagner. In the Senate, Gordon serves on the Legislative Oversight Committee (as Chair), the Transportation Committee (as Vice-Chair), and the Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee. Personal lifeIn February, 2013, Gail Gordon joined the Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader law firm, which is headed by former Democratic Gov.

Jim Florio. Each of the forty districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly. The other representatives from the 38th District for the 2014-2015 Legislative Session are:Assemblyman Tim EustaceAssemblyman Joseph Lagana.


The Democratic lawmaker is married to Gail Balph Gordon, a Republican who served on the staff of Richard Thornburgh, the former Pennsylvania Governor and United States Attorney General, and as a member of Governor Chris Christie's campaign finance committee and his transition team.