|New Jersey General Assembly District 24|
|2008 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Date of birth||08/05/1951|
Prior to his election to the Assembly, Chiusano served on the Sussex County Board of Freeholders from 2003 to 2008 and as Mayor of the Frankford Township Committee from 2001 to 2003.
Assemblyman Chiusano speaking on taxes and the judiciary
- A158 Prohibits elected officials and public employees from enrolling for health benefits with more than one public entity; provides civil action for treble expenses by public entity providing additional coverage.
- A669 Prohibits use of public funds for embryonic stem cell research.
- A1691 "Transparency in Government Act;" provides for establishment of State public finance website.
- A1692 Prohibits certain candidates from receiving public financing for campaigns.
On July 7, 2011, Democrats Ed Selby, Leslie Huhn and Jim Nye sent a letter to Republican incumbents Alison McHose, Gary Chiusano and Steven Oroho, challenging them to a series of debates to take place before the November 8 general election. Leslie Huhn stated that Republicans have "had it too easy" in recent elections, and that they have taken their constituents for granted for too long.
The Democrats gave Republicans 10 days to respond. The same day (July 7), Lou Crescitelli, spokesman for the District 24 Republicans, confirmed the GOP incumbents would participate in the debates. Since redistricting took place, 11 new county municipalities were added to the district. Ed Selby (D) suggested the need to "expand" because the newly annexed counties might not know the candidates as well. The invitation to debate was not sent to the two Independent candidates in Assembly District 24, Rose Ann Salanitri and Mark Quick.
Chiusano won re-election in 2011. He and incumbent Alison McHose ran unopposed in the Republican Primary on June 7. They then defeated Leslie Huhn (D), Jim Nye (D), Rose Ann Salanitri (I) and Mark Quick (I) in the November 8 general election.
|New Jersey Assembly General Election, Twenty-Fourth Legislative District (2009)|
|Alison Littell McHose (R)||50,973|
|Gary R. Chiusano (R)||47,741|
|Frederick J. Katz, Jr. (D)||17,781|
In 2011, Chiusano received $183,845 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Gary Chiusano's campaign in 2011|
|Chiusano, Gary R||$20,000|
|New Jersey Republican Party||$19,955|
|Bramnick For Assembly||$8,200|
|New Jersey Association Of Realtors||$3,550|
|Oroho For Senate||$3,539|
|Total Raised in 2011||$183,845|
|Total Votes received in 2011||18,561|
|Cost of each vote received||$9.9|
Below are Chiusano's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:
|Republican National Committee||$8,150|
|Fund Of Assemblywoman Alison Littell Mchose||$4,241|
|Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Administrative District Council Of New Jersey||$2,600|
|New Jersey Bankers Association||$2,500|
- NJSpotlight, "Candidates: Legislative District 24," November 3, 2011
- NJSpotlight, "Legislative District 24," October 5, 2011
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- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
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- The Express-Times, "N.J. Assembly seat open as Gary Chiusano is confirmed for Sussex County surrogate post," February 7, 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2013.
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Gary Chiusano," accessed December 16, 2014
- New Jersey State Legislature, "Bills Sponsored by Senators and Representatives," accessed April 10, 2014
- Lehighvalleylive.com, "New Jersey's 24th District Republicans accept Democrats' challenge to debate," July 8, 2011
- New Jersey Department of State, "2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List," accessed April 10, 2014
- Associated Press, "General Election Results, November 4, 2009," accessed April 10, 2014
- New Jersey Department of State, "Official 2009 New Jersey Assembly General Election Results," accessed April 10, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2011 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 15, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2009 Campaign contributions," accessed December 16, 2014
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of New Jersey Leaders," April 11, 2014(Archived)
|New Jersey General Assembly District 24
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Parker Space (R)