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John Girgenti
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New Jersey State Senate District 35
Former member
In office
Assistant Majority Leader, New Jersey State Senate
Majority Whip, New Jersey State Senate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2007
First elected1989
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey General Assembly
Bachelor'sSeton Hall University, 1969
Master'sSt. Johns University, 1972
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army National Guard
Years of service1970-1976
Date of birthAugust 8, 1947
Place of birthPaterson, NJ
John Girgenti is a former Democratic member of the New Jersey Senate, representing District 35 from 1990 to 2012. He served as Assistant Majority Leader from 2008 to 2012. Bills that have been sponsored by Senator Girgenti include Senate Bill 8 and Senate Bill 151.[1]

He was also served as the Deputy Majority Leader in the New Jersey General Assembly in 1990.


Girgenti earned his B.A. in Political Science from Seton Hall University and his M.A. in Government and Public Administration from St. John's University. He served as a Sergeant in the United States Army National Guard from 1970 to 1976.[2]

Committee assignments


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Girgenti was appointed to these committees:



See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

On April 5, 2011, Girgenti announced he would not seek re-election in 2011.[3] On April 5, 2011, Girgenti announced he would not seek re-election in 2011. During the redistricting process, Girgenti's hometown of Hawthorne was moved out of District 35. Thus, he would need to move in order to run again in the same district.[3]


See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2007

In 2007, Girgenti was re-elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 35. Girgenti (D) ran unopposed. Girgenti raised $537,624 for his campaign fund.[4]

New Jersey Senate 2007 General Election, District 35 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Girgenti (D) 14,265

Campaign donors


In 2007, Girgenti collected $537,624 in donations.[5]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
New Jersey State Laborers $8,200
Election Fund of Evans for Assembly $7,200
Food & Commercial Workers Local 464A $5,000
New Jersey Education Association $4,675
Wakefern Food $4,000

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Preceded by
New Jersey State Senate District 35
Succeeded by
Nellie Pou (D)