Joseph Kyrillos

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Joseph Kyrillos
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New Jersey State Senate District 13
Incumbent
In office
1992-Present
Term ends
January 9, 2018
Years in position 22
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 4, 1991
Next generalNovember 7, 2017
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey General Assembly
1988-1991
Education
Bachelor'sHobart College, 1982
Master'sBoston University, 1983
Personal
BirthdayApril 12, 1960
Place of birthKearny, NJ
ProfessionReal Estate Broker
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Joseph M. Kyrillos, Jr. (b. April 12, 1960) is a Republican member of the New Jersey Senate, representing District 13. He was first elected to the chamber in 1991. Kyrillos has served as the Chairman for the New Jersey Republican State Committee and Senate's Republican Conference Leader.[1]

Biography

Kyrillos earned his B.A. in Political Science from Hobart College and his M.S. in Communications from Boston University.[2] His professional experience includes working as a commercial real estate broker for GVA Williams.

Committee assignments

2014-2015

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

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Economic Growth
Judiciary
Legislative Oversight

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Kyrillos served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

Kryillos' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Protect our families
  • Make New Jersey more affordable
  • Create good jobs
  • Improve education for our kids
  • Hold government accountable
  • Continue work to restore New Jersey to its rightful place as one of the great state's of America

2012

Kyrillos's 2012 website highlighted the following campaign themes:[4]:

  • Balanced budget
  • Repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • Tax reform

Bills that have been sponsored by Senator Kyrillos include Senate Bill 90 and Senate Bill 215.[5]

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Kyrillos won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 13. Kyrillos defeated Leigh-Ann Bellew in the June 4 Republican primary and Joseph Marques (D) and Mac Dara Lyden (I) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[6][7][8][9]

New Jersey State Senate, District 13 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Kyrillos Incumbent 68.1% 40,762
     Democratic Joseph Marques 30.6% 18,289
     Independent Mac Dara Lyden 1.3% 774
Total Votes 59,825

2012

See also United States Senate elections in New Jersey, 2012

Kyrillos ran for U.S. Senate in 2012.[10] He defeated Bader Qarmout, Joe Rullo and David Douglas Brown in the June 5, 2012, Republican primary. He lost to Democratic incumbent Bob Menendez in the general election.[11][12][13]

U.S. Senate, New Jersey Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Kyrillos 76.9% 163,817
Bader Qarmout 6% 12,823
Joe Rullo 8.1% 17,161
David Douglas Brown 9% 19,238
Total Votes 213,039

Polls

Robert Menendez vs. Joe Kyrillos
Poll Robert Menendez Joe KyrillosSomeone ElseDon't know/NAMargin of ErrorSample Size
Quinnipiac University Poll of Likely Voters (August 27 - September 2, 2012)
50%40%0%10%+/-2.61,471
Stockton College
(October 12-18, 2012)
52%30%0%0%+/-3.5811
Survey USA
(October 17,18 2012)
53%33%5%9%+/-4.2577
Inquirer New jersey
(October 23-25, 2012)
50%32%0%0%+/-4601
AVERAGES 51.25% 33.75% 1.25% 4.75% +/-3.58 865
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

2011

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Kyrillos won re-election to the District 13 State Senate seat in the 2011 election. He was unopposed in the June 7 Republican primary. Kyrillos defeated Stephen Boracchia (I), Mac Dara Lyden (I), and Karen Anne Zaletel (I) in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011.[14]

New Jersey State Senate District 13 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Kyrillos Incumbent 59.9% 24,121
     Democratic Christopher Cullen 36.7% 14,785
     Independent Stephen Boracchia 1.4% 556
     Independent Karen Anne Zaletel 1.3% 519
     Constitution Mac Dara Lyden 0.6% 260
Total Votes 40,241

2007

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2007

In 2007, Kyrillos was elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 13. Kyrillos (R) finished with 25,119 votes while his opponent Leonard Inzerillo (D) finished with 16,267 votes.[15] Kyrillos raised $395,333 for his campaign fund.[16]

New Jersey State Senate District 13
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Kyrillos (R) 25,119
Leonard Inzerillo (D) 16,267

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kyrillos is available dating back to 1997. Based on available campaign finance records, Kyrillos raised a total of $3,782,850 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 13, 2013.[17]

Joseph Kyrillos's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey State Senate, District 13 Won $1,049,508
2009 New Jersey State Senate, District 13 Not up for election $389,581
2007 New Jersey State Senate, District 13 Won $395,333
2005 New Jersey State Senate, District 13 Not up for election $454,212
2003 New Jersey State Senate, District 13 Won $405,016
2001 New Jersey State Senate, District 13 Won $914,655
1997 New Jersey State Senate, District 13 Won $174,545
Grand Total Raised $3,782,850

2011

Kyrillos won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2011. During that election cycle, Kyrillos raised a total of $1,049,508.

2009

Kyrillos was not up for election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2009. During that election cycle, Kyrillos raised a total of $389,581.

2007

Kyrillos won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2007. During that election cycle, Kyrillos raised a total of $395,333.

2005

Kyrillos was not up for election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2005. During that election cycle, Kyrillos raised a total of $454,212.

2003

Kyrillos won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2003. During that election cycle, Kyrillos raised a total of $405,016.

2001

Kyrillos won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2001. During that election cycle, Kyrillos raised a total of $914,655.

1997

Kyrillos won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 1997. During that election cycle, Kyrillos raised a total of $174,545.

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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

Joseph Kyrillos endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [18]

2011

Kyrillos was endorsed by[19]

Personal

Kyrillos and his wife, Susan, have two children. They currently reside in Middletown, New Jersey.

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References

  1. Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed April 10, 2014
  2. New Jersey State Legislature, "Biography of Joseph Kyrillos," accessed April 10, 2014
  3. Joe Kyrillos campaign website, "Meet Joe Kryillos," accessed September 3, 2013
  4. Joe Kyrillos campaign website, "Issues," accessed March 9, 2012
  5. New Jersey State Legislature, "Bills Sponsored by Senators and Representatives," accessed April 10, 2014
  6. New Jersey Department of State, "Official Primary Election Results," accessed July 26, 2013
  7. New Jersey Department of State, "Official general election candidates," September 9, 2013
  8. Associated Press, "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013
  9. New Jersey Department of State, "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 5, 2013
  10. NJ.com, "Doherty, Kyrillos set up 'classic' GOP primary fight to challenge U.S. Sen. Menendez," accessed January 6, 2012
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  12. New Jersey Department of State, "2012 Official Primary Candidates for U.S. Senate," April 17, 2012
  13. New Jersey Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results," accessed April 10, 2014
  14. New Jersey Department of State, "2011 Official State Senate Primary Candidate List," accessed April 10, 2014
  15. Follow the Money, "New Jersey State Senate 2007 general election results," accessed April 10, 2014
  16. Follow the Money, "Campaign funds," accessed April 10, 2014
  17. followthemoney.org, "Kyrillos, Joseph" accessed August 13, 2013
  18. Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of New Jersey Leaders," April 11, 2014(Archived)
  19. Joe Kyrillos campaign website, "Endorsements," accessed March 9, 2012
Political offices
Preceded by
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New Jersey State Senate District 13
1992–present
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