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David Russo
New Jersey General Assembly District 40
In office
1990 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 25
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1989
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCollege of William and Mary
J.D.Seton Hall University School of Law, 1978
Date of birth10/08/1953
Place of birthJersey City, NJ
Office website
David C. Russo (b. October 8, 1953) is a Republican member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 40 since 1990.


Russo earned his B.A. in History from the College of William and Mary and his J.D. from Seton Hall Law School. He presently works as an attorney for Russo & Russo PC, and has previously worked as an attorney for Bergenfield (2002-2005), and the Bergenfield Zoning Board of Adjustment (1988-1989). Russo is a member of a number of organizations, including the American Bar Association, Bergen County Bar Association, Bergen County Office on Aging Advisory Council, and Bergenfield Dumont Rotary Club.[1]

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:


  • A1128 Creates a Business Court.
  • A1136 Requires rear bumper placard or sticker for holders of special learners permits, examination permits and provisional driver's licenses.
  • A1140 Prohibits campaign contributions between county party committees; makes such contributions a third degree crime; increases to third degree crimes certain other campaign finance offenses.
  • A3431 Prohibits member of Legislature from seeking certain grants or loans through annual appropriations act or legislatively-controlled program.[2]

Presidential preference


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

David Russo endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Russo ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 40. Russo is bracketed with Scott Rumana. He was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. He is challenged by Anthony J. Galietti (D) and Leo Arcuri (D) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[4][5][6][7][8]


See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Russo won re-election in 2011. He and incumbent Scott Rumana were bracketed together and defeated Louis D'Angelo and Ernesto Sesso in the Republican primary. They then defeated William Brennan and Cassandra Lazzara in the November 8 general election.[9]

New Jersey General Assembly District 40 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Russo Incumbent 30.3% 22,125
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Rumana Incumbent 29.7% 21,678
     Democratic Cassandra Lazzara 21.1% 15,412
     Democratic William Brennan 18.9% 13,767
Total Votes 72,982

GOP candidates reject debate invitation

District 40's Republican candidates have decided not to participate in a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters. In addition to scheduling conflicts, assembly incumbent Scott Rumana (R) cited a concern that Democratic candidate William Brennan might file suit over statements made in the debate. Brennan has been involved in six lawsuits with New Jersey municipalities. In reply, Brennan noted that none of the suits were defamation suits (the most probable kind of suit to come out of a debate).[10]


Running for re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election, Russo received 41,993 votes (33%), defeating Democratic challengers Mark Bombace and John Agostinelli.[11] He was bracketed with Scott Rumana.[12]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Fortieth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Scott T. Rumana (R) 42,359
Green check mark transparent.png David C. Russo (R) 42,143
John Agostinelli (D) 21,737
Mark Bombace (D) 21,277

Campaign donors


In 2011, Russo received $40,965 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[13]

New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Russo's campaign in 2011
Russo, David$3,000
New Jersey Association Of Realtors$2,400
Fletcher, Susan$2,000
Kirk, Mark$1,650
Farrington, Ray$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $40,965
Total Votes received in 2011 22,125
Cost of each vote received $1.85


Below are Russo's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[14]

Contributor 2009 total
Election Fund Of Kevin J O'Toole $8,200
Election Fund Of Alex DeCroce $8,000
Republican National Committee $7,230
New Jersey Education Association $5,450
New Jersey Business & Industry Association $4,000


Russo and his wife, the former Rosemarie Adamiak, have two children.

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