John Burzichelli

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John Burzichelli
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New Jersey General Assembly District 3
Incumbent
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 12
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2001
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayNovember 14, 1954
Place of birthCamden, NJ
ProfessionOwner/Producer/Distributor, Hill Studio & Scenic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John J. Burzichelli (b. November 14, 1954) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in 2001. He previously served as a Deputy Speaker of the Assembly.

Burzichelli also serves as the Mayor of Paulsboro.

Biography

Burzichelli is the Owner/Producer/Distributor of Hill Studio and Scenic, as well as Host/Producer of Eye on Paulsboro.[1]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Burzichelli served on the following committees:

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Appropriations, Chair
Budget, Vice-Chair
Tourism and Gaming

2010-2012

In the 2010-2012 legislative session, Burzichelli served on the following committees:

Issues

  • A1407 Requires retail food establishments to provide certain nutritional information for food or beverage items sold to its customers.
  • A1480 Requires that public officers or public employees convicted of crimes involving their office or employment be sentenced to mandatory prison terms and forfeit pension benefits.
  • A2493 "New Jersey Fair Debt Collection Practices Act."
  • A3567 Eliminates requirement that voting machines produce voter-verified paper record by January 1, 2009.[2]

Campaign themes

2013

On their shared campaign website, Burzichelli and Celeste Riley list the following five major campaign themes:

  • Protect South Jersey jobs
Excerpt: "John and Celeste are investing in local small businesses to protect jobs and grow South Jersey’s economy. John and Celeste are working to help small business owners by eliminating exorbitant fees, cutting red tape and providing other incentives."
  • Bring home our fair share of state resources
Excerpt: "With all the taxes we pay, South Jersey deserves more than budget leftovers. John and Celeste are a powerful voice making sure we get our fair share of state resources."
  • Cap state spending
Excerpt: "John and Celeste will push for zero-based budgeting, forcing bureaucrats to prove the merit of every dollar they want to spend."
  • Improve access to affordable health care
Excerpt: ."..keep insurance affordable by reducing premium costs and lowering administrative expenses. They increased funding for local hospitals, and are committed to ensuring seniors living on fixed incomes can afford need prescription drugs."
  • Prohibit politicians from accepting gifts from lobbyists
Excerpt: "John and Celeste are neighbors and community leaders—not career politicians. That’s why they support legislation that prohibits politicians from accepting gifts from lobbyists. They are advocating for tougher election laws to keep corruption out of our state government."

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Burzichelli won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 3. Burzichelli was bracketed with Celeste Riley. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He and incumbent Celeste Riley (D) defeated Larry Wallace (R) and Bob Vanderslice (R) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[3][4][5][6]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 3 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Burzichelli Incumbent 28% 31,049
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCeleste Riley Incumbent 26.9% 29,870
     Republican Larry Wallace 22.6% 25,094
     Republican Bob Vanderslice 22.4% 24,823
Total Votes 110,836

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Burzichelli won re-election in 2011. He and incumbent Celeste Riley ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on June 7. They then defeated Domenick DiCicco and Bob Villare in the November 8 general election.[7]

New Jersey General Assembly District 3 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Burzichelli Incumbent 28% 25,172
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCeleste Riley Incumbent 26.6% 23,960
     Republican Domenick DiCicco 22.5% 20,268
     Republican Bob Villare 22.8% 20,528
Total Votes 89,928

Redistricting

NJ Spotlight identified District 3 as a potential place for the GOP to pickup a seat in the Assembly. Following redistricting, District 4 Republican incumbent Domenick DiCicco was moved into District 3. He ran with Bob Villare, who came within 1,300 votes of defeating Celeste Riley in 2009.[8]

2009

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

Running for re-election in 2009, Burzichelli defeated challengers Lee Lucas and Robert Villare in the general election. He was bracketed with Celeste Riley.[9][10]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Third Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png John J. Burzichelli (D) 35,423
Green check mark transparent.png Celeste M. Riley (D) 31,888
Robert Villare (R) 30,526
Lee Lucas (R) 27,316

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Burzichelli is available dating back to 1999. Based on available campaign finance records, Burzichelli raised a total of $2,084,874 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.[11]

John Burzichelli's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 3 Won $445,705
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 3 Won $323,360
2007 New Jersey General Assembly, District 3 Won $357,912
2005 New Jersey General Assembly, District 3 Won $175,636
2003 New Jersey General Assembly, District 3 Won $366,250
2001 New Jersey General Assembly, District 3 Won $386,886
1999 New Jersey General Assembly, District 3 Defeated $29,125
Grand Total Raised $2,084,874

2011

Burzichelli won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Burzichelli raised a total of $445,705.

2009

Burzichelli won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Burzichelli raised a total of $323,360.

2007

Burzichelli won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. During that election cycle, Burzichelli raised a total of $357,912.

2005

Burzichelli won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2005. During that election cycle, Burzichelli raised a total of $175,636.

2003

Burzichelli won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2003. During that election cycle, Burzichelli raised a total of $366,250.

2001

Burzichelli won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2001. During that election cycle, Burzichelli raised a total of $386,250.

1999

Burzichelli lost the election for the New Jersey General Assembly in 1999. During that election cycle, Burzichelli raised a total of $29,125.

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Burzichelli’s endorsements included the following:[12] [13]

  • The New Jersey AFL-CIO
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey

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