James (Jim) Beach (D-SS06)
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Capitol: 609.847.3915
FAX: 609.633.7254
District: 856.429.1572
State House 125 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625-1101

District Office:
1309 Route 70 West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Elected: 2009    Next Election: 2023
Spouse: Linda   DOB: 10/28/1946
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSenate Committee on State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation
MemberJoint Committee on the Public Schools
Vice ChairSenate Committee on Higher Education
Counties Representing
Burlington / Camden


Mr. Beach joined the State Senate on Jan. 13, 2009, five days after he was selected by District Democratic Committee members to fill a vacancy. He won a special election for the final two years of the unexpired term in November, 2009, and was re-elected in 2011, 2013, 2017 and 2021.

Upon taking the oath, Mr. Beach resigned from his position as Camden County Clerk. Prior to being elected clerk, in 1995, he served two terms on the County Board of Chosen Freeholders, starting in 1991. He is also a co-chairman of Camden County's Democratic Party.

The senator is a former educator and football coach for several southern New Jersey high schools including Woodrow Wilson and St. Joseph's, in Camden, and Highland Regional, in Blackwood. At the time of his retirement he was director of vocational education for the Black Horse Pike Regional School District.

Senator Beach graduated from Rowan University in 1976. He and his wife, Linda, have two children, Jimmy and Kristie, and four grandchildren.