Joseph Vas

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Joseph Vas
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New Jersey General Assembly District 19
Former officeholder
In office
2004 - 2010
Joseph Vas was a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 19th District from 2004 to 2010.

Vas was also the Mayor and chair of the Planning Board of Perth Amboy.[1] In 2009 he was under investigation for charges of corruption, and announced he would not be seeking re-election.

Assemblyman Vas seeking re-election in 2007

Issue positions

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]

Committee assignments

  • 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 5 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