Democrat Gary S. Schaer, of Passaic, was first elected to the New Jersey General Assembly on November 8, 2005.
Born September 11, 1951, Mr. Schaer received his Bachelor of Arts in political science from American University. He is a vice-president and investment consultant for a private client group.
Mr. Schaer and his wife, Donna, have three children: Jonathan, Jessica and Emma.
Mr. Schaer represents the 36th Legislative District, which includes the Bergen County municipalities of Carlstadt, East Rutherford, Garfield, Lyndhurst, Moonachie, North Arlington, Rutherford, Wallington and Wood-Ridge; the Essex County municipality of Nutley; and the Passaic County municipality of Passaic.