David Russo

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David Russo
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New Jersey General Assembly District 40
Incumbent
In office
1990 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 24
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected1989
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCollege of William and Mary
J.D.Seton Hall University School of Law, 1978
Personal
Birthday10/08/1953
Place of birthJersey City, NJ
ProfessionAttorney for Russo & Russo PC
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
David C. Russo (b. October 8, 1953) is a Republican member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 40. He was first elected to the chamber in 1989.

Biography

Russo earned his B.A. in History from the College of William and Mary and his J.D. from Seton Hall Law School. His professional experience includes working as an attorney for Russo & Russo PC, as an attorney for Bergenfield from 2002 to 2005 and for the Bergenfield Zoning Board of Adjustment from 1988 to 1989.[1]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

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

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Homeland Security and State Preparedness

2010-2012

In the 2010-2012 legislative session, Russo served on the following committees:

Issues

  • 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]

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Russo won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 40. Russo was bracketed with Scott Rumana. He was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. He and Scott Rumana (R) defeated Anthony J. Galietti (D) and Leo Arcuri (D) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[3][4][5][6]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 40 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Rumana Incumbent 32.1% 36,174
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid C. Russo Incumbent 32.1% 36,143
     Democratic Anthony J. Galietti 18.4% 20,779
     Democratic Leo Arcuri 17.3% 19,542
Total Votes 112,638

2011

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.[7]

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 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).[8]

2009

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

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.[9] He was bracketed with Scott Rumana.[10]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Russo is available dating back to 1997. Based on available campaign finance records, Russo raised a total of $653,211 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 28, 2013.[11]

David Russo's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 40 Won $40,965
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 40 Won $103,486
2007 New Jersey General Assembly, District 40 Won $115,925
2005 New Jersey General Assembly, District 40 Won $130,396
2003 New Jersey General Assembly, District 40 Won $99,758
2001 New Jersey General Assembly, District 40 Won $85,431
1999 New Jersey General Assembly, District 40 Won $55,519
1997 New Jersey General Assembly, District 40 Won $21,731
Grand Total Raised $653,211

2011

Russo won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Russo raised a total of $40,965.

2009

Russo won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Russo raised a total of $103,486.

2007

Russo won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. During that election cycle, Russo raised a total of $115,925.

2005

Russo won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2005. During that election cycle, Russo raised a total of $130,396.

2003

Russo won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2003. During that election cycle, Russo raised a total of $99,396.

2001

Russo won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2001. During that election cycle, Russo raised a total of $85,431.

1999

Russo won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1999. During that election cycle, Russo raised a total of $55,519.

1997

Russo won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1997. During that election cycle, Russo raised a total of $21,731.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

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

David Russo endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [12]

Personal

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

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.[13]

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