Robert J. Karabinchak is an American Democratic Party politician, who serves in the New Jersey General Assembly, where he represents the 18th Legislative District. Karabinchak is a member of the Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee and the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee.
|Assemblyman for the New Jersey's 18th Legislative District|
|Assumed office |
May 26, 2016
|Preceded by||Patrick J. Diegnan|
|Edison Township Council|
2007 – May 26, 2016
Edison, New Jersey, U.S.
Karabinchak previously served on the Edison Municipal Council in 2007 and again from 2009 until being sworn into the General Assembly on May 26, 2016 to fill the unexpired term of Senator Patrick J. Diegnan. Diegnan replaced Senator Peter J. Barnes III upon his appointment to the New Jersey Superior Court.
Karabinchak co-sponsored legislation to prohibit convicted criminals from running for election to a board of education, after an Edison resident who had served six months in a federal prison for falsifying immigration documents for illegal immigrants attempted to run for the township's school board; the bill received unanimous approval in the Assembly in March 2017.
- "Meet the newest member of the N.J. Legislature", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, May 26, 2016. Accessed August 21, 2016. "Robert Karabinchak, a Democrat, was appointed to represent Middlesex County's 18th District in the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. He replaces Patrick Diegnan, a Democrat who recently moved across the Statehouse to replace Patrick Barnes III in the state Senate after Barnes was appointed as a state Superior Court judge in Middlesex County."
- Russell, Suzanne. "Assembly approves bill barring convicts from seeking school board seats", Courier News, March 16, 2017. Accessed July 20, 2017. "A bill barring convicted criminals from seeking election to their local Board of Education is headed to the state Senate, following Thursday's unanimous approval of the legislation by the full state Assembly. The bill (A-4206) sponsored by Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak (D-18th District), Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32nd District) and Assemblyman Jamel Holley (D-20th District) was spurred by a situation in Edison last fall."