Frederick Scalera

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Frederick Scalera
New Jersey General Assembly District 36
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
resigned November 2010
Political party Democratic
Profession Deputy Fire Chief, Nutley

Frederick Scalera was a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 36 from 2003 until his resignation in November 2010. He resigned for a job in the private sector.[1]

Scalera sat on the Governor's Task Force on Community Emergency Response and the Essex County Local Emergency Planning Council.[2]

Committee assignments

Scalera served on the following committees during the 2010-2012 session:

  • A343 Provides tuition-free enrollment at New Jersey public colleges to certain members of the State Police.
  • A1298 Directs the State Lottery Commission to establish video lottery at not more than three horse racetracks; provides for NJ Casino Control Commission and NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement oversight.
  • A2650 Establishes requirements concerning certain public contracts with private firms.
  • A3897 Appropriates $120,123,420 from various Green Acres funds for local government open space acquisition and park development projects.[3]

Campaign donors


Below are Scalera's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[4]

Contributor 2009 total
New Jersey Education Association $18,750
Electrical Workers Local 351 $16,400
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 9 $12,350
JEB PAC State Fund $10,000
Electrical Workers Local 164 $9,000



Running for re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election, Scalera received 23,150 votes (29%), defeating Republican challengers Carmen Pio Costa and Donald Diorio.[5] He was bracketed with Gary Schaer. [6]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Thirty-Sixth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Frederick Scalera (D) 23,353
Green check mark transparent.png Gary S. Schaer (D) 22,089
Carmen Pio Costa (R) 17,035
Donald Diorio (R) 16,691

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Political offices
Preceded by
New Jersey General Assembly District 36
2003–November 2010
Succeeded by
Kevin J. Ryan