John Rooney

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John Rooney
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New Jersey General Assembly District 39
Former officeholder
In office
1983 - 2010
Associate'sSyracuse University
Bachelor'sRutgers University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1965-1984
ProfessionIndependent Consultant
John Rooney is a former Republican member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 39 from 1983 to 2010. While in office, he served as Assistant Republican Leader. Rooney announced he would not seek re-election after his term ended in January 2010.

Rooney served as the Mayor for the Borough of Northvale from 1979 to 1986, and was on the Northvale Borough Council from 1976 to 1978.[1]


Rooney earned his A.A.A. in Language from Syracuse University in 1963 and his B.S. in Management from Rutgers University in 1974. His professional experience includes working as a sales manager for Tulimieri Associates, as a sales manager for Toshiba Industrial Corporation from 1984 to 2004 and as a sales manager for the United States Electrical Motor and Control Industry (Emerson Electric) from 1965 to 1984. Rooney served as an Airman First Class in the United States Air Force from 1961 to 1965.[1]

Committee assignments



Rooney's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2007 National Political Awareness Test are available. The test provides an overview of a candidate's views on a number of major issues. Rooney did not provide an answer when asked his top priorities.[2]

  • A489 Requires candidates for elective public office to disclose certain criminal records.
  • A498 Requires more information be available to the public about contributors to campaign committee whenever the committee contributes to another campaign committee.
  • A2854 The "Retrofitted Green Building Tax Credit Act."
  • ACR84 Proposes constitutional amendment to provide for Statewide initiative and referendum.[3]

Campaign donors

The top five donors to Rooney's 2007 campaign:[4]

  • 1. NJ Republican Party $32,727
  • 2. DeCroce, Election Fund of Alex $7,900
  • 3. Inserra Supermarkets $6,400
  • 4. Private Enterprise PAC $3,200
  • 5. North Atlantic Properties Inc $2,300

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Political offices
Preceded by
New Jersey Assembly District 39
Succeeded by
Robert Schroeder (R)