John DiMaio

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John DiMaio
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New Jersey General Assembly District 23
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
AppointedFebruary 2009
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday11/27/1955
ProfessionPresident, A. DiMaio and Son, Inc.
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John DiMaio (b. November 27, 1955) is a Republican member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 23. He was first appointed to the chamber in February 2009.

Biography

DiMaio's professional experience includes serving as President of A. DiMaio and Son, Inc., General Contractors.

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, DiMaio served on the following committees:

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Appropriations
Higher Education

2010-2012

In the 2010-2012 legislative session, DiMaio served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

On his official website DiMaio explains his political philosophy as, "I am working tirelessly to reduce the size of big government. As your assemblyman, I am striving to return the control of government to the most efficient level - the local level. This is where your elected officials can be most responsive to your needs while keeping a close eye on your tax dollars."[1]

  • A621 Permits sale of raw milk under certain conditions and establishes raw milk permit program.
  • A4025 Requires physicians to provide patients opportunity to undergo obstetrical ultrasound or sonogram within 48 hours of performing abortion.
  • A4126 Authorizes unemployment benefits for shared work programs.[2]

Pensions

Double dipping is a term used to describe the practice of allowing government employees to “retire,” start collecting a pension and then return to work for the state while continuing to receive pension benefits. It is currently permitted in New Jersey. Banning or limiting double dipping is among the proposals in New Jersey to reduce the state pension obligation. Two companion bills, S601 and A860, were introduced in the 2012-2013 legislative session. As of November 2014 neither has reached the floor for a vote. In July 2013 New Jersey Watchdog published an article focusing on double dipping by New Jersey state legislators. The report identified 18 state lawmakers who receive retirement checks totaling $782,000 a year in addition to their legislative salaries. The roster includes leaders of each party in both the Senate and Assembly.[3]
DiMaio was included on the list of legislators currently receiving pension benefits and a legislative salary. According to the 2013 report, DiMaio receives a $10,356 pension per year. The employer at retirement was Warren County.[3]

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

DiMaio won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 23. DiMaio was bracketed with Erik Peterson. He was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. He and incumbent Erik Peterson (R) defeated John Valentine (D) and Ralph Drake (D) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[4][5][6][7]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 23 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngErik Peterson Incumbent 33.8% 35,604
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn DiMaio Incumbent 33.6% 35,458
     Democratic John Valentine 16.9% 17,828
     Democratic Ralph Drake 15.7% 16,548
Total Votes 105,438

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

DiMaio won re-election in 2011. He and incumbent Erik Peterson ran unopposed in the Republican Primary on June 7. They then defeated Scott McDonald and Karen Carroll in the November 8 general election.[8]

New Jersey General Assembly District 23 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngErik Peterson Incumbent 30.9% 21,074
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn DiMaio Incumbent 31.2% 21,289
     Democratic Scott McDonald 18.2% 12,420
     Democratic Karen Carroll 19.6% 13,369
Total Votes 68,152

2009

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

Running for re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election, DiMaio received 49,023 votes (35%), defeating Democratic challengers William Courtney and Tammeisha Smith.[9] He was bracketed with Erik Peterson. [10]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Twenty-Third Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John DiMaio (R) 49,137
Green check mark transparent.png Erik Peterson (R) 48,067
William J. Courtney (D) 21,997
Tammeisha Smith (D) 19,939

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for DiMaio is available dating back to 2005. Based on available campaign finance records, DiMaio raised a total of $164,603 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[11]

John DiMaio's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 23 Won $32,667
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 23 Won $63,843
2005 New Jersey General Assembly, District 23 Defeated $68,093
Grand Total Raised $164,603

2011

DiMaio won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, DiMaio raised a total of $32,667.

2009

DiMaio won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, DiMaio raised a total of $63,843.

2005

DiMaio lost the election for the New Jersey General Assembly in 2005. During that election cycle, DiMaio raised a total of $68,093.

Scorecards

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2014-2015

In 2014, the 216th New Jersey State Legislature will be in session from January 14 through January 1, 2016.

2012-2013

In 2012, the 215th New Jersey State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 10 to January 9, 2013. In 2013, the 215th New Jersey State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 10 to January 13, 2014.

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Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

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

John DiMaio endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [12]

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