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Alex DeCroce
New Jersey General Assembly District 26
Former member
In office
1989 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1989
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth06/10/1936
Place of birthMorristown, NJ
ProfessionRealtor, ERA Gallo & DeCroce
Alex DeCroce was a Republican member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 26 from 1989 to 2012. He was the Assembly Minority Leader. DeCroce (R) passed away on January 9, 2012, from a heart attack. His widow, BettyLou DeCroce (R), won the special election for the rest of his term on November 6, 2012.


DeCroce's professional experience included working a realtor with ERA Gallo & DeCroce.[1]

Committee assignments


Assemblyman DeCroce discussing the sales tax holiday

  • A1470 Lowers number of signatures required for recall petition.
  • A2229 Changes deadline for voter-verified paper record of votes cast on voting machines to January 1, 2009.
  • A2767 "The New Jersey Healthcare Choice Act;" permits health insurers licensed in other states to provide coverage in New Jersey under certain circumstances.
  • A2864 Restores the death penalty for certain murders.[2]



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

DeCroce won re-election in 2011. He and incumbent Jay Webber ran unopposed in the Republican Primary on June 7. Joseph Scafa was also vying for the Republican nomination, but withdrew his candidacy in April. Republican candidate Gary Steele was disqualified and removed from the ballot in late April. DeCroce and Webber then defeated Elliot Isibor (D), Joseph Raich (D) and Michael Spector (G) in the November 8 general election.[3]

New Jersey General Assembly District 26 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlex DeCroce Incumbent 32% 19,696
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJay Webber Incumbent 31.8% 19,543
     Democratic Joseph Raich 17.6% 10,847
     Democratic Elliot Isibor 16.8% 10,319
     Green Michael Spector 1.8% 1,095
Total Votes 61,500


See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

Running for re-election in the November 3, 2009, general election, DeCroce received 43,544 votes (35%), defeating Democratic challengers Douglas Herbert and Wayne Marek.[4] He was bracketed with Jay Webber. [5]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Twenty-Sixth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Alex DeCrone (R) 43,647
Green check mark transparent.png Jay Webber (R) 42,077
Wayne B. Marek (D) 20,107
Douglas Herbert (D) 20,015

Campaign donors


Below are DeCroce's top five campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[6]

Contributor 2009 total
New Jersey Dental Association $21,000
New Jersey Association Of Realtors $18,000
New Jersey Coalition Of Automotive Retailers $16,300
New Jersey Education Association $15,000
New Jersey Builders Association $14,700


Presidential preference


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

Alex DeCroce endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [7]

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Preceded by
New Jersey General Assembly District 26
Succeeded by
BettyLou DeCroce (R)