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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Cardinale graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from St. John's University. He later graduated with a D.D.S. from New York University.<ref>[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=119 Official website of Gerald Cardinale]</ref> Cardinale has owned his dental practice, '''Cardinale Dental Associates,''' since 1959.  
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Cardinale earned his B.S. in Chemistry from St. John's University and his D.D.S. from New York University.<ref>[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=119 Official website of Gerald Cardinale]</ref> His professional experience includes owning his dental practice, '''Cardinale Dental Associates,''' since 1959.  
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Campaign Themes===
 
===Campaign Themes===
 
====2013====
 
====2013====
Cardinale's campaign website listed the following issues:<ref>[http://gerrycardinale.com/on-the-issues Issues, Friends of Senator Cardinale, Accessed May 16, 2013]</ref>
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Cardinale's campaign website highlighted the following issues:<ref>[http://gerrycardinale.com/on-the-issues Issues, Friends of Senator Cardinale, Accessed May 16, 2013]</ref>
 
*'''Real Tax Reform-For All Taxes
 
*'''Real Tax Reform-For All Taxes
"Gerry’s plan is simple: make sure that Bergen County taxpayers get back in school aid what they send to the state to make school funding fair and equitable. Right now, if Bergen County schools received fair and equitable funding from the state, local property taxes would be reduced by nearly 30%."
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Excerpt: "Gerry’s plan is simple: make sure that Bergen County taxpayers get back in school aid what they send to the state to make school funding fair and equitable. Right now, if Bergen County schools received fair and equitable funding from the state, local property taxes would be reduced by nearly 30%."
  
 
*'''Controlling Government Spending
 
*'''Controlling Government Spending
"Now, Gerry Cardinale will work to impose a spending limit on government – because the politicians in Trenton can’t seem to limit themselves. Under the Cardinale plan, state spending increases can be no more than the rate of inflation. Period."
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Excerpt: "Now, Gerry Cardinale will work to impose a spending limit on government – because the politicians in Trenton can’t seem to limit themselves. Under the Cardinale plan, state spending increases can be no more than the rate of inflation. Period."
  
 
*'''Illegal Immigration
 
*'''Illegal Immigration
"By restricting public services to legal citizens, tax dollars can be better focused on other priorities: property tax relief, education, debt reduction and more. And by enforcing our laws on issues like drivers licensing, car insurance and more, we can save tax dollars in other areas as well."
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Excerpt: "By restricting public services to legal citizens, tax dollars can be better focused on other priorities: property tax relief, education, debt reduction and more. And by enforcing our laws on issues like drivers licensing, car insurance and more, we can save tax dollars in other areas as well."
  
 
*'''Ending Corrupt Pay to Play Politics
 
*'''Ending Corrupt Pay to Play Politics
"All across Bergen County and New Jersey, the political patronage games played by the political bosses is costing taxpayers a fortune. That’s why Gerry Cardinale is standing up to the Bergen County Democrat machine’s efforts to sue the state and overturn pay-to-play restrictions."  
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Excerpt: "All across Bergen County and New Jersey, the political patronage games played by the political bosses is costing taxpayers a fortune. That’s why Gerry Cardinale is standing up to the Bergen County Democrat machine’s efforts to sue the state and overturn pay-to-play restrictions."  
  
 
*'''Protecting Our Community
 
*'''Protecting Our Community
"Gerry Cardinale opposes the misguided effort to sell out the Turnpike and Garden State Parkway because all it will mean is higher tolls for Bergen County motorists. And, he is the only State Senator from our region who opposed the Federal Aviation Administration’s efforts to re-route air traffic over our communities."  
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Excerpt: "Gerry Cardinale opposes the misguided effort to sell out the Turnpike and Garden State Parkway because all it will mean is higher tolls for Bergen County motorists. And, he is the only State Senator from our region who opposed the Federal Aviation Administration’s efforts to re-route air traffic over our communities."  
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2007===
 
===2007===
 
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::''See also: [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2007]]''
 
In 2007, Cardinale was re-elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 39. Cardinale (R) finished with 27,623 votes and was followed by Joseph Ariyan (D) with 22,272 votes. Cardinale raised $725,688 for his campaign fund. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=NJ&y=2007 New Jersey State Senate election results]</ref>
 
In 2007, Cardinale was re-elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 39. Cardinale (R) finished with 27,623 votes and was followed by Joseph Ariyan (D) with 22,272 votes. Cardinale raised $725,688 for his campaign fund. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=NJ&y=2007 New Jersey State Senate election results]</ref>
  
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==District 39==
 
 
Cardinale represents New Jersey Senate District 39, which includes the borough of Alpine, New Jersey.<ref> [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/districts/districtnumbers.asp New Jersey Senate Districts By Number]</ref>
 
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=4165 Gerald Cardinale legislative profile on Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=4165 Gerald Cardinale legislative profile on Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4165 Gerald Cardinale biography on Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4165 Gerald Cardinale biography on Project Vote Smart]
* [http://cardinale.senatenj.com/biography.php New Jersey Republican Party biography of Gerald Cardinale]
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* [http://cardinale.senatenj.com/cardinale.php New Jersey Republican Party biography of Gerald Cardinale]
 
* [http://www.facebook.com/gerrycardinale Gerald Cardinale on Facebook]
 
* [http://www.facebook.com/gerrycardinale Gerald Cardinale on Facebook]
 
* [http://twitter.com/gerrycardinale Gerald Cardinale on Twitter]
 
* [http://twitter.com/gerrycardinale Gerald Cardinale on Twitter]

Revision as of 18:20, 4 September 2013

Gerald Cardinale
Gerald Cardinale.jpg
New Jersey State Senate District 39
Incumbent
In office
1982-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2014
Years in position 32
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Deputy Majority Leader, New Jersey State Senate
1994-2001
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1981
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey General Assembly
1980-1981
Education
Bachelor'sSaint John's University, 1955
OtherDDS, New York University College of Dentistry, 1959
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 27, 1934
Place of birthNew York, NY
ProfessionDentist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Gerald Cardinale is a Republican member of the New Jersey Senate, representing District 39. He was first elected to the chamber in 1981. Bills that have been sponsored by Senator Cardinale include Senate Bill 185 and Senate Bill 186.[1]

Biography

Cardinale earned his B.S. in Chemistry from St. John's University and his D.D.S. from New York University.[2] His professional experience includes owning his dental practice, Cardinale Dental Associates, since 1959.

Issues

Campaign Themes

2013

Cardinale's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[3]

  • Real Tax Reform-For All Taxes

Excerpt: "Gerry’s plan is simple: make sure that Bergen County taxpayers get back in school aid what they send to the state to make school funding fair and equitable. Right now, if Bergen County schools received fair and equitable funding from the state, local property taxes would be reduced by nearly 30%."

  • Controlling Government Spending

Excerpt: "Now, Gerry Cardinale will work to impose a spending limit on government – because the politicians in Trenton can’t seem to limit themselves. Under the Cardinale plan, state spending increases can be no more than the rate of inflation. Period."

  • Illegal Immigration

Excerpt: "By restricting public services to legal citizens, tax dollars can be better focused on other priorities: property tax relief, education, debt reduction and more. And by enforcing our laws on issues like drivers licensing, car insurance and more, we can save tax dollars in other areas as well."

  • Ending Corrupt Pay to Play Politics

Excerpt: "All across Bergen County and New Jersey, the political patronage games played by the political bosses is costing taxpayers a fortune. That’s why Gerry Cardinale is standing up to the Bergen County Democrat machine’s efforts to sue the state and overturn pay-to-play restrictions."

  • Protecting Our Community

Excerpt: "Gerry Cardinale opposes the misguided effort to sell out the Turnpike and Garden State Parkway because all it will mean is higher tolls for Bergen County motorists. And, he is the only State Senator from our region who opposed the Federal Aviation Administration’s efforts to re-route air traffic over our communities."

Committee assignments

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Cardinale served on these committees:

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Cardinale ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 39. Cardinale was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary and is challenged by Jane E. Bidwell (D) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[4] [5]

2011

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Cardinale won re-election to the District 39 State Senate seat in 2011. Cardinale was set to face Michael Cino in the June 7 primary, however, Cino's candidacy was found invalid by the Secretary of State's office and his name was removed from the ballot in late April. He then defeated Lorraine Waldes in the November 8 general election.[6]

New Jersey State Senate District 39 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGerald Cardinale Incumbent 63.5% 28,041
     Democratic Lorraine Waldes 36.5% 16,097
Total Votes 44,138

2007

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2007

In 2007, Cardinale was re-elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 39. Cardinale (R) finished with 27,623 votes and was followed by Joseph Ariyan (D) with 22,272 votes. Cardinale raised $725,688 for his campaign fund. [7]

New Jersey Senate 2007 General Election, District 39 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gerald Cardinale (R) 27,623
Joseph Ariyan (D) 22,272

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gerald Cardinale is available dating back to 1997. Based on available campaign finance records, Gerald Cardinale raised a total of $2,650,439 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 14, 2013.[8]

Gerald Cardinale's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey State Senate, District 39 Won $386,431
2009 New Jersey State Senate, District 39 Not up for election $194,544
2007 New Jersey State Senate, District 39 Won $725,688
2005 New Jersey State Senate, District 39 Not up for election $346,715
2003 New Jersey State Senate, District 39 Won $368,396
2001 New Jersey State Senate, District 39 Won $362,097
1997 New Jersey State Senate, District 39 Won $266,568
Grand Total Raised $2,650,439

2011

Gerald Cardinale won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2011. During that election cycle, Gerald Cardinale raised a total of $386,431.

2009

Gerald Cardinale was not up for election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2009. During that election cycle, Gerald Cardinale raised a total of $194,544.

2007

Gerald Cardinale won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2007. During that election cycle, Gerald Cardinale raised a total of $725,688.

2005

Gerald Cardinale was not up for election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2005. During that election cycle, Gerald Cardinale raised a total of $346,715.

2003

Gerald Cardinale won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2003. During that election cycle, Gerald Cardinale raised a total of $368,396.

2001

Gerald Cardinale won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2001. During that election cycle, Gerald Cardinale raised a total of $362,097.

1997

Gerald Cardinale won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 1997. During that election cycle, Gerald Cardinale raised a total of $266,568.

Personal

Cardinale and his wife, Carole, have five children. They currently reside in Demarest, New Jersey.

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