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   |Position = New Jersey General Assembly District 24
 
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Gary Chiusano''' (b. August 5, 1951) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]], representing the 24th District since 2008.  He is an [[State Assembly Assistant Minority Whip|Assistant Minority Whip]].
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Gary Chiusano''' (b. August 5, 1951) is a former [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]], representing the 24th District from 2008 to 2013Chiusano resigned in February 2013 after being appointed to the post of Sussex County surrogate.<ref>[http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/warren-county/express-times/index.ssf/2013/02/nj_state_senate_approves_assem.html ''The Express-Times'', "N.J. Assembly seat open as Gary Chiusano is confirmed for Sussex County surrogate post," February 7, 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2013.</ref>  At the time of his departure, Chiusano served as [[State Assembly Deputy Minority Leader|Deputy Minority Leader]]. He previously served as an [[State Assembly Assistant Minority Whip|Assistant Minority Whip]].
  
 
Prior to his election to the Assembly, Chiusano served on the Sussex County Board of Freeholders from 2003-2008 and as mayor of the Frankford Township Committee from 2001-2003. <ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=69735 Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Chiusano]</ref>
 
Prior to his election to the Assembly, Chiusano served on the Sussex County Board of Freeholders from 2003-2008 and as mayor of the Frankford Township Committee from 2001-2003. <ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=69735 Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Chiusano]</ref>
 
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|{{#ev:youtube|JuAasZFa3Ao|300}}<br><span style="font-size:80%">Assemblyman Chiusano speaking on taxes and the judiciary</span>
 
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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* [[Consumer Affairs Committee, New Jersey General Assembly|Consumer Affairs]]
 
* [[Consumer Affairs Committee, New Jersey General Assembly|Consumer Affairs]]
 
* [[Tourism and the Arts Committee, New Jersey General Assembly|Tourism and the Arts]]
 
* [[Tourism and the Arts Committee, New Jersey General Assembly|Tourism and the Arts]]
 
===Sponsored legislation===                           
 
*A158 Prohibits elected officials and public employees from enrolling for health benefits with more than one public entity; provides civil action for treble expenses by public entity providing additional coverage. 
 
*A669 Prohibits use of public funds for embryonic stem cell research.
 
*A1691 "Transparency in Government Act;" provides for establishment of State public finance website.
 
*A1692 Prohibits certain candidates from receiving public financing for campaigns.<ref>[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillsBySponsor.asp New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor]</ref>
 
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011]]''
Chiusano is running for re-election in 2011. He and incumbent [[Alison McHose]] ran unopposed in the Republican Primary on June 7.  [[Leslie Huhn]] and [[Jim Nye]] ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.  [[Rose Ann Salanitri]] and [[Mark Quick]] are also running in the November 8 general election as [[Independent]]s.<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/election-results/official-2011-primary-candidates-gen-assembly-050411.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List]</ref>
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Chiusano won re-election in 2011. He and incumbent [[Alison McHose]] ran unopposed in the Republican Primary on June 7.  They then defeated [[Leslie Huhn]], [[Jim Nye]], [[Rose Ann Salanitri]], and [[Mark Quick]] in the November 8 general election.<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/election-results/official-2011-primary-candidates-gen-assembly-050411.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List]</ref>
 
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====Debates====
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On July 7, 2011, Democrats [[Edwin Selby|Ed Selby]], [[Leslie Huhn]] and [[Jim Nye]] sent a letter to Republican incumbents [[Alison McHose]], Gary Chiusano and [[Steven Oroho]], challenging them to a series of debates to take place before the November 8 general election. Leslie Huhn stated that Republicans have "had it too easy" in recent elections, and that they have taken their constituents for granted for too long.<ref name=lehigh>[http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/warren-county/express-times/index.ssf/2011/07/local_republicans_accept_democ.html ''Lehighvalleylive.com,'' New Jersey's 24th District Republicans accept Democrats' challenge to debate, July 8, 2011]</ref>
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The Democrats gave Republicans 10 days to respond. The same day (July 7), Lou Crescitelli, spokesman for the District 24 Republicans, confirmed the GOP incumbents will participate in the debates.<ref name=lehigh/>
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Since redistricting took place, 11 new county municipalities were added to the district. Ed Selby (D) suggested the need to "expand"<ref name=lehigh/> because the newly annexed counties might not know the candidates as well.<ref name=lehigh/>
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{{Election box 2011
 
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|Chamber= New Jersey General Assembly District 24 General Election
The invitation to debate was not sent to the two [[Independent]] candidates in Assembly District 24, [[Rose Ann Salanitri]] and [[Mark Quick]].<ref name=lehigh/>
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|party1= Republican
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|party2= Republican
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|party3= Democratic
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|party4= Democratic
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|party5= Independent
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|party6= Independent
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|winner1 = Alison McHose
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|winner2 = Gary Chiusano
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|candidate3 = Leslie Huhn
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|candidate4 = Jim Nye
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|candidate5 = Rose Ann Salanitri
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|candidate6 = Mark Quick
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|Inc1 = Y
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|Inc2 = Y
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|votes1 = 19026
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|votes2 = 18561
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|votes3 = 10290
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|votes4 = 9832
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|votes5 = 3161
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|votes6 = 1382
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}}
  
 
===2009===
 
===2009===
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===2011===
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In 2011, Chiusano received $183,845 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NJ&y=2011&f=H Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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|Chamber = New Jersey General Assembly
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 183845
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|total votes = 18561
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|org1 = Chiusano, Gary R
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|org2 = New Jersey Republican Party
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|org3 = Bramnick For Assembly
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|org4 = New Jersey Association Of Realtors
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|org5 = Oroho For Senate
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|orgdonor1 = 20,000
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|orgdonor2 = 19,955
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|orgdonor3 = 8,200
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|orgdonor4 = 3,550
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|orgdonor5 = 3,539
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|}}
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===2009===
 
===2009===
 
Below are Chiusano's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113475 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign contributions]</ref>
 
Below are Chiusano's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113475 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign contributions]</ref>
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===Sponsored legislation===                           
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*A158 Prohibits elected officials and public employees from enrolling for health benefits with more than one public entity; provides civil action for treble expenses by public entity providing additional coverage. 
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*A669 Prohibits use of public funds for embryonic stem cell research.
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*A1691 "Transparency in Government Act;" provides for establishment of State public finance website.
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*A1692 Prohibits certain candidates from receiving public financing for campaigns.<ref>[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillsBySponsor.asp New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor]</ref>
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===Debates===
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On July 7, 2011, Democrats [[Edwin Selby|Ed Selby]], [[Leslie Huhn]] and [[Jim Nye]] sent a letter to Republican incumbents [[Alison McHose]], Gary Chiusano and [[Steven Oroho]], challenging them to a series of debates to take place before the November 8 general election. Leslie Huhn stated that Republicans have "had it too easy" in recent elections, and that they have taken their constituents for granted for too long.<ref name=lehigh>[http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/warren-county/express-times/index.ssf/2011/07/local_republicans_accept_democ.html ''Lehighvalleylive.com,'' New Jersey's 24th District Republicans accept Democrats' challenge to debate, July 8, 2011]</ref>
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The Democrats gave Republicans 10 days to respond. The same day (July 7), Lou Crescitelli, spokesman for the District 24 Republicans, confirmed the GOP incumbents will participate in the debates. Since redistricting took place, 11 new county municipalities were added to the district. Ed Selby (D) suggested the need to "expand"<ref name=lehigh/> because the newly annexed counties might not know the candidates as well. The invitation to debate was not sent to the two [[Independent]] candidates in Assembly District 24, [[Rose Ann Salanitri]] and [[Mark Quick]].<ref name=lehigh/>
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===Presidential preference===
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{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://mittromney.com/news/press/2011/12/mitt-romney-announces-support-new-jersey-leaders ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Support of New Jersey Leaders," December 15, 2011]</ref>
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==Additional reading==
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*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1103/0322/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Candidates: Legislative District 24," November 3, 2011]
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*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1004/2233/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Legislative District 24," October 5, 2011]
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Gary Chiusano
GChiusano.jpg
New Jersey General Assembly District 24
Former member
In office
2008 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2007
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sDrexel University
Personal
Birthday08/05/1951
ProfessionFinancial Planner
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Gary Chiusano (b. August 5, 1951) is a former Republican member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 24th District from 2008 to 2013. Chiusano resigned in February 2013 after being appointed to the post of Sussex County surrogate.[1] At the time of his departure, Chiusano served as Deputy Minority Leader. He previously served as an Assistant Minority Whip.

Prior to his election to the Assembly, Chiusano served on the Sussex County Board of Freeholders from 2003-2008 and as mayor of the Frankford Township Committee from 2001-2003. [2]

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:

Elections

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Chiusano won re-election in 2011. He and incumbent Alison McHose ran unopposed in the Republican Primary on June 7. They then defeated Leslie Huhn, Jim Nye, Rose Ann Salanitri, and Mark Quick in the November 8 general election.[3]

New Jersey General Assembly District 24 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlison McHose Incumbent 30.6% 19,026
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGary Chiusano Incumbent 29.8% 18,561
     Democratic Leslie Huhn 16.5% 10,290
     Democratic Jim Nye 15.8% 9,832
     Independent Rose Ann Salanitri 5.1% 3,161
     Independent Mark Quick 2.2% 1,382
Total Votes 62,252

2009

Running for re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election, Chiusano received 46,557 votes (41%), defeating Democratic challenger Frederick Katz, Jr..[4] He was bracketed with Alison McHose.[5]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Twenty-Fourth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Alison Littell McHose (R) 50,973
Green check mark transparent.png Gary R. Chiusano (R) 47,741
Frederick J. Katz, Jr. (D) 17,781

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Chiusano received $183,845 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gary Chiusano's campaign in 2011
Chiusano, Gary R$20,000
New Jersey Republican Party$19,955
Bramnick For Assembly$8,200
New Jersey Association Of Realtors$3,550
Oroho For Senate$3,539
Total Raised in 2011 $183,845
Total Votes received in 2011 18,561
Cost of each vote received $9.9

2009

Below are Chiusano's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[7]

Contributor 2009 total
Republican National Committee $8,150
Fund Of Assemblywoman Alison Littell Mchose $4,241
Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Administrative District Council Of New Jersey $2,600
Fraioli, Paul $2,600
New Jersey Bankers Association $2,500

Issues


Assemblyman Chiusano speaking on taxes and the judiciary

  • A158 Prohibits elected officials and public employees from enrolling for health benefits with more than one public entity; provides civil action for treble expenses by public entity providing additional coverage.
  • A669 Prohibits use of public funds for embryonic stem cell research.
  • A1691 "Transparency in Government Act;" provides for establishment of State public finance website.
  • A1692 Prohibits certain candidates from receiving public financing for campaigns.[8]

Debates

On July 7, 2011, Democrats Ed Selby, Leslie Huhn and Jim Nye sent a letter to Republican incumbents Alison McHose, Gary Chiusano and Steven Oroho, challenging them to a series of debates to take place before the November 8 general election. Leslie Huhn stated that Republicans have "had it too easy" in recent elections, and that they have taken their constituents for granted for too long.[9]

The Democrats gave Republicans 10 days to respond. The same day (July 7), Lou Crescitelli, spokesman for the District 24 Republicans, confirmed the GOP incumbents will participate in the debates. Since redistricting took place, 11 new county municipalities were added to the district. Ed Selby (D) suggested the need to "expand"[9] because the newly annexed counties might not know the candidates as well. The invitation to debate was not sent to the two Independent candidates in Assembly District 24, Rose Ann Salanitri and Mark Quick.[9]

Presidential preference

2012

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

Gary Chiusano endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [10]

Additional reading

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Political offices
Preceded by
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New Jersey General Assembly District 24
2008–2013
Succeeded by
Parker Space (R)