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|New Jersey Senate, District 1|
|Profession||Retired small business owner|
In 2011, Greto ran unsuccessfully on the Republican ticket for District 1 of the New Jersey State Senate. In November 1994, Greto ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He was also elected three times as Lower Township committeeman from District 1, ward 2.
Greto graduated from St. James High School in Chester Pennsylvania. Later, he attended Pennsylvania Military College for 2 years, enrolling in night classes to advance in real estate.
Greto is a retired businessman (9 years), and Army veteran. Over the course of his career, he owned two companies, a real estate and financial services firm, Tom Greto Agency, and Tom Greto Construction Company. He also served in the U.S. Army as a military police detective 4th class, and was honorably discharged on December 13, 1967.
The Team Greto, Halley and Boyce slogan was "Repeal Unconstitutional Regulations to Restore Prosperity."
On his campaign website, Greto listed 2 areas of rapid economic decline as reasons for his candidacy:
"The devastating decline in jobs and businesses here in South Jersey are two main reasons I am running to oust Van Drew. 75% of the jobs created in District 1 are from small business. When elected, I will host workshops between banks and small businesses to help them secure loans to expand."
- See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013
|New Jersey State Senate, District 1 General Election, 2013|
|Democratic||Jeff Van Drew Incumbent||59.4%||34,624|
|Republican||Susan Adelizzi Schmidt||39.2%||22,835|
- See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011
Greto ran in the 2011 election for New Jersey Senate District 1. Greto was defeated by Republican candidate David DeWeese in the primary on June 7, 2011. Incumbent Jeff Van Drew (D) ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 8, 2011.
|New Jersey State Senate District 1 Republican Primary, 2011|
Tom and his wife Karen have three children. They have resided in Lower Township for the past 11 years.
In 1994, Thomas Greto was charged with embezzling about $400,000 from friends and business associates. He allegedly used the money on a gambling trip in Atlantic City. Greto was convicted of deceitful business practices, a misdemeanor, but was found not guilty on charges of theft.
Greto acknowledged his misdemeanor and subsequent two-year jail time, but does not think it is relevant to the 2011 election. "It's passe, it's years ago. I know the Lord forgave me," Greto said.
More recently in 2008, Greto filed for bankruptcy, which he said was the result of residual problems from the 1994 case.
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- Project Vote Smart biography of Thomas Greto
- Thomas Greto on Facebook
- Grand Slam with Team Greto, Halley, and Boyce on YouTube
- New Jersey Department of State, Unofficial general election candidates
- New Jersey Department of State, "Official general election candidates," September 9, 2013
- Associated Press, "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 5, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, "2011 Official State Senate Primary Candidate List," accessed April 10, 2014
- CourierPostOnline.com, State Senate hopeful:Stint in jail not relevant to race, 7 May 2011
- nj.com, N.J. Senate candidate served jail time for deceptive business practices, 6 May 2011