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Joseph Malone, III
New Jersey General Assembly District 30
Former member
In office
1993 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 3, 2009
First elected1993
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, Bordentown City
Bachelor'sTrenton State College
Master'sTrenton State College, 1973
Date of birth10/01/1949
Place of birthTrenton, NJ
Joseph Malone, III is a former Republican member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 30 from 1994 to 2012. While in office, he served as the Republican Budget Officer. Malone did not seek re-election in 2011.[1]

Malone also served as Deputy Mayor of Bordertown City from 1993 to 1997, and as Mayor from 1973 to 1993.[2]


Malone's professional experience includes working for the Bordentown Sewerage Authority.[2]

Committee assignments


  • A10 Requires certain school districts to reduce per pupil administrative expenditures by 10% over three-year period, certain reporting by executive county superintendents of schools, and schedule for appointment of such superintendents.
  • A454 Establishes single personal financial disclosure form for local government officers, candidates for Governor and member of Legislature, members of Legislature and school officials; revises criminal law on gifts to public servants.
  • A1664 Regulates the level of State debt service payments on bonds issued by the State or State entities and prohibits the use of bond proceeds to pay interest on bonds.
  • A2897 "Urban Enterprise Zone Jobs Scholarship Act;" establishes pilot program in Department of the Treasury to provide tax credits for contributions to entities which provide tuition scholarships to children in certain urban enterprise zone municipalities.[3]


Malone's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2005 National Political Awareness Test are available. When asked his top priorities he said, "Property tax relief is the top issue of concern. Second is fair and adequate funding of schools. Third is the ethical misconduct of elected officials. The funding of these issues must start with weeding out the hundreds of millions of dollars in waste, fraud and mismanagement. We also must revisit the Abbott funding formula and eligibility criteria."[4]



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Redistricting and retirement

With Redistricting moving his residence out of the 30th District, Malone was forced to run for re-election to the 7th District in 2011. Since Malone brought with him the status of a nine-term incumbent, NJ Spotlight identified the 7th District as a potential place for the GOP to pickup a seat in the Assembly.[5] However, following the primary election, Malone announced that he had decided not to run for re-election, but denied that redistricting had motivated his retirement. He served out the remainder of his term.[1]


See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

Malone successfully won re-election in the November 3, 2009, general election. He was bracketed with Ronald Dancer and defeated Democratic challengers John Kocubinski and William Spedding.[6] [7]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Thirtieth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph R. Malone, III (R) 47,325
Green check mark transparent.png Ronald S. Dancer (R) 45,901
John Kocubinski (D) 18,400
William "Bill" Spedding (D) 17,836

Campaign donors


Below are Malone's top five campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[8]

Contributor 2009 total
New Jersey Builders Association $9,200
Electrical Workers Local 269 $8,200
Electrical Workers $8,200
Electrical Workers $8,200
Republican National Committee $8,175


Presidential preference


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

Joseph Malone, III endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [9]

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