Thomas P. Giblin
(born January 15, 1947) is an American Democratic Party politician
, who serves in the New Jersey General Assembly
where he represents the 34th legislative district
, having taken office on January 10, 2006. His father, John Giblin, a labor leader, served as a New Jersey state senator and as an Essex County freeholder.
Giblin lost his first campaign for public office, a bid for the Assembly in 1973. His Republican opponents were Thomas H. Kean
and Jane Burgio
Giblin was elected to the Assembly on November 8, 2005, filling the seat of fellow Democrat Peter C. Eagler
, who had held the seat in the Assembly since 2002 and was knocked off the legislative slate.Brubaker, Paul. , The Montclair Times
, May 4, 2005. Accessed April 11, 2008. "Despite what some local offline Democratic candidates have said after incumbent Assemblyman Peter Eagler, D-34, was bumped off of the party line in favor of Giblin, Giblin maintains he is not part of a political machine."
Giblin serves in the Assembly on the Regulated Professions Committee (as Vice-Chair), the Higher Education Committee and the Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee., New Jersey Legislature
. Accessed April 11, 2008.
Giblin is a Democratic Party leader and a longtime union leader in New Jersey. He previously served as a member of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders
from 1982-1990 and from 1977-1978, and as the Essex... Read More