About ELEC

The Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) is dedicated to administering “The New Jersey Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act‚” “The Gubernatorial‚ Legislative Disclosure Statement Act‚” “Legislative and Governmental Process Activities Disclosure Act‚” and various portions of the “Uniform Recall Election Law.”
Members Key Staff
Ronald DeFilippis‚ Chairman Jeffrey M. Brindle‚ Executive Director
Stephen M. Holden, Commissioner Joseph W. Donohue‚ Deputy Director
Eric H. Jaso, Commissioner Demery J. Roberts‚ Legal Director
Outside Counsel Stephanie Olivo‚ Director of Compliance
Edwin R. Matthews‚ Legal Counsel Anthony Giancarli‚ Director of Information Technology
Shreve Marshall‚ Director of Review and Investigation
  Chris Mistichelli‚ Director of Finance and Administration
Mission Statement

The essence of Democracy is an informed electorate. It is the fulfillment of this goal that the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) embraces as its valued mission.

Established in 1973‚ ELEC monitors the campaign financing of all elections in the State. Whether the election is for Governor or Mayor‚ member of the Legislature or a City Council‚ candidates and campaign organizations are required to file with the Commission contribution and expenditure reports.

The Commission also administers the law requiring candidates for the Governorship and Legislature to make public their personal finances prior to election day. Moreover‚ ELEC administers those sections of the law‚ which establish a filing obligation on the part of lobbyists and their clients. Finally‚ ELEC is responsible for enforcing various aspects of the Pay-to-Play law‚ particularly as it pertains to disclosure.

In addition‚ the Commission is responsible for administering partial public financing of gubernatorial primary and general elections‚ for rule making‚ and‚ as part of its regulatory duties‚ for holding public hearings. Finally‚ ELEC exercises its enforcement authority‚ ensuring the integrity of the financial aspects of the State’s electoral process.

A major part of New Jersey’s system of elections‚ the Election Law Enforcement Commission has upheld a tradition of fair‚ but energetic‚ administration of the State’s financial disclosure laws. That tradition is strong today and will remain so in the future.