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William W. Spearman (born February 27, 1958), is an American Democratic Party politician from Camden, who has represented the 5th Legislative District in the New Jersey Assembly since June 30, 2018.[1]

William Spearman
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 5th District
Assumed office
June 30, 2018
Serving with Patricia Egan Jones
Preceded byArthur Barclay
Member of the Camden, New Jersey City Council
In office
January 1, 1994 – December 31, 2011
Personal details
BornFebruary 27, 1958
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceCamden, New Jersey
WebsiteLegislative Website

New Jersey AssemblyEdit

Before taking office in the Assembly in June 2018, Spearman had served on the Camden city council from 2006 to 2011 and had been employed for a decade with the South Jersey Transportation Authority, serving for five years as the agency's ethics liaison officer. He was chosen by the county Democratic Party committee on June 27, 2018 [2] to succeed Arthur Barclay, who had resigned from office earlier that month after being arrested for assault.[3]


  • Human Services
  • Judiciary

District 5Edit

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 5th District for the 2018-2019 Legislative Session are:[4]

Electoral HistoryEdit


New Jersey General Assembly Elections 2019, District 5[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic William Spearman (Incumbent)
Democratic William Moen
Republican Nick Kush
Republican Kevin Ehret
Total votes
Special election, November 6, 2018 [6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William W. Spearman 38,341 65.2
Republican Nicholas Kush 20,506 34.8
Total votes 58,847 100.0


  1. ^ Assemblyman William W. Spearman (D), New Jersey Legislature. Accessed July 2, 2018.
  2. ^ "Spearman wins Assembly seat". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  3. ^ Staff. "Former Camden councilman joins NJ Assembly", Courier-Post, July 1, 2018. Accessed July 2, 2018. "William W. Spearman, a Democrat, was sworn in Saturday as the newest member of the state Assembly. He represents the 5th Legislative District, which encompasses parts of Camden and Gloucester counties.... He replaces Arthur Barclay, who on June 18 announced he was abruptly resigning from the Assembly amid news reports that he was arrested days earlier on a charge of simple assault."
  4. ^ Legislative Roster: 2018-2019 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed July 2, 2018.
  5. ^ "NJ General Assembly 05". Our Campaigns. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  6. ^ "2018-unofficial-general-election-results-general-assembly.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 31 March 2019.