Joseph Vas

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Joseph Vas
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New Jersey General Assembly District 19
Former officeholder
In office
2004 - 2010
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2007
First elected2003
Term limitsN/A
Joseph Vas is a former Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 19 from 2004 to 2010. Vas did not seek re-election in 2009. He was under investigation for charges of corruption when he made the announcement.

Vas also served as the Mayor and chair of the Planning Board of Perth Amboy.[1]

Committee assignments



Vas did not complete the 2007 National Political Awareness Test, which provides a candidate's positions on major issues. His answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2005 National Political Awareness Test are available, but he did not answer the question asking his top priorities.[2]

  • A266 Exempts municipal clerk from penalties for Open Public Records Act violations under certain circumstances.
  • A339 Prohibits individuals from purchasing more than one handgun in a calendar month.
  • A507 Requires school districts annually to measure the body mass index of public school pupils.
  • A820 Requires court to issue animal protective orders against persons found guilty of abusing animals.[3]

Campaign donors

The top five donors to Vas's 2007 campaign:[4]

  • 1. Vas, Election Fund of Joseph $5,000
  • 2. B&W Construction $2,600
  • 3. Kaplan at Perth Amboy $2,600
  • 4. Dodge, Laura $2,600
  • 5. Krumholz, Scott $2,600

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Political offices
Preceded by
New Jersey Assembly District 19
Succeeded by
Craig Coughlin (D)