Frank Contella

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Frank Contella
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Candidate for
New Jersey State Senate, District 28
ProfessionBusiness owner
Frank Contella was a 2013 Republican candidate for District 28 of the New Jersey State Senate.[1]


Contella operates Frankie Rocksalt LLC in Trenton, New Jersey.[2]


Campaign themes


In an interview with, Contella highlighted some of his major campaign issues.

  • Roche Property
Contella labelled the Roche property as his biggest concern.[2] The Roche Property currently houses the 127-acre campus of Swiss drug maker, Hoffman-LaRoche. The company announced in 2012 that it would be winding down operations at the site and closing the campus entirely by 2015. At its peak, the company had 10,000 employees.[3] An environmental remediation of the site is ongoing and the towns of Nutley and Clifton have formed a joint commission looking at the future development of the property.[4] Contella said during the interview that he envisions open space for the Roche site. "An open acre project would be awesome for kids after the [Roche] cleanup," he said.[2]
  • Washington Elementary overcrowding
"We don't need [more apartments]. I think we're at capacity because it's crowding our school," Contella said.[2]
  • Vocational programs
"I think if we can get into more vocational programs, there [will be] more jobs," Contella said.[2]



See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Contella ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 28. Contella was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. He was defeated by incumbent Donald L. Rice (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[5][6][7][8]

New Jersey State Senate, District 28 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRonald Rice Incumbent 75.7% 27,265
     Republican Frank Contella 24.3% 8,744
Total Votes 36,009


Contella currently resides in Nutley, New Jersey. He is a trustee for the Nutley Republican Club.[2]

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