Joseph Lagana

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Joseph Lagana
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New Jersey General Assembly, District 38
Incumbent
In office
January 2014 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 0
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sFordham University
J.D.Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Personal
ProfessionLawyer
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Joseph A. Lagana is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 38. He was first elected to the chamber in 2013.[1]

Biography

Lagana earned his B.A. from Fordham University in 2000 and his J.D. from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2004. His professional experience includes working as a lawyer for Chasan Leyner & Lamparello, PC, as a law clerk to Hon. John A. Conte, Superior Court, Criminal Division, Bergen County Vicinage and as President of the Council of the Borough of Paramus.[2]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

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

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Appropriations
Financial Institutions and Insurance
Judiciary

Issues

Campaign issues

2013

On his Facebook page, Lagana said that if he was elected to the Assembly he would "cut wasteful state spending and lower taxes for small businesses to create new jobs and opportunities."[3]

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Lagana won election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 38. He and incumbent Timothy J. Eustace (D) defeated Joseph Scarpa (R) and Joan Fragala (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[4][5]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 38 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Lagana 25.2% 26,279
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy J. Eustace Incumbent 25% 26,021
     Republican Joseph Scarpa 24.9% 25,965
     Republican Joan Fragala 24.8% 25,836
Total Votes 104,101

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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.

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Lagana’s endorsements included the following:[6][7][8]

  • The Sierra Club
  • The New Jersey AFL-CIO
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey

Personal

Lagana is married and has two children.

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