Jack Ciattarelli

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Jack Ciattarelli
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New Jersey General Assembly District 16
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Minority Whip
2014-present
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
AppointedNovember 29, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSeton Hall University
Master'sSeton Hall University
Personal
ProfessionOwner/Publisher, Galen Publishing, LLC
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Jack M. Ciattarelli is a Republican member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 16. He was first appointed to the chamber on November 29, 2011, to fill the seat of deceased representative Peter Biondi.[1] Ciattarelli has served as Assistant Minority Whip since 2014.

Biography

Ciattarelli earned both his B.S. in Accounting and his M.B.A in Finance from Seton Hall University. His professional experience includes being the Owner/Publisher of Galen Publishing, LLC.[2]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Ciattarelli served on the following committees:

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2015
Financial Institutions and Insurance
Regulated Professions

2014 legislative session

In the 2014 legislative session, Ciattarelli served on the following committees:

Elections

2015

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2015

Elections for the office of New Jersey General Assembly will take place in 2015. A primary election will be held on June 2, 2015, and the general election November 3, 2015. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2015.[3]

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Ciattarelli won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 16. Ciattarelli was bracketed with Donna Simon. He was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. He and incumbent Donna Simon (R) defeated Marie Corfield (D), Ida Ochoteco (D) and Patrick McKnight (L) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[4][5][6][7]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 16 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Ciattarelli Incumbent 28.3% 32,125
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDonna Simon Incumbent 27.8% 31,543
     Democratic Marie Corfield 22.1% 25,112
     Democratic Ida Ochoteco 20.8% 23,682
     Libertarian Patrick McKnight 1.1% 1,202
Total Votes 113,664

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Ciattarelli won election to District 16 of the New Jersey General Assembly. Ciattarelli and Peter Biondi ran unoppposed in the Republican primary. They then defeated Marie Corfield (D) and Joe Camarota (D) in the November 8 general election.[8]

New Jersey General Assembly District 16 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Biondi Incumbent 26.9% 20,359
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Ciattarelli 26.1% 19,770
     Democratic Marie Corfield 23.5% 17,779
     Democratic Joe Camarota 23.5% 17,795
Total Votes 75,703

Speculation

District 16 was also significantly reshaped in 2011, moving its population center away from Somerset County. All of the Republican candidates (two incumbents and one challenger) are from the Somerset area. However, NJSpotlight noted that despite these changes and balanced partisan registration, the Democratic ticket was not very familiar to voters.[9][10]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ciattarelli is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Ciattarelli raised a total of $61,679 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 15, 2015.[11]

Jack Ciattarelli's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2013 New Jersey General Assembly, District 16 Won $42,665
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 16 Won $19,014
Grand Total Raised $61,679

2013

Ciattarelli won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2013. During that election cycle, Ciattarelli raised a total of $42,665.
New Jersey General Assembly 2013 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jack Ciattarelli's campaign in 2013
Operating Engineers Local 825$8,200
New Jersey Bankers Association$2,000
New Jersey Association of Realtors$1,500
New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association$1,250
New Jersey Business & Industry Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2013$42,665
Source: Follow the Money

2011

Ciattarelli won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Ciattarelli raised a total of $19,014.

Scorecards

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2014-2015

In 2014, the 216th New Jersey State Legislature will be in session from January 14 through January 1, 2016.

2012-2013

In 2012, the 215th New Jersey State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 10 to January 9, 2013. In 2013, the 215th New Jersey State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 10 to January 13, 2014.

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  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jack Ciattarelli endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [12]

Personal

Ciattarelli and his wife have four children.

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