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  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Tenure = 1982-Present
 
  |Tenure = 1982-Present
  |Term ends = January 10, 2014
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  |Term ends = January 9, 2018
 
  |Assumed office = 1982
 
  |Assumed office = 1982
 
  |Political party = Republican
 
  |Political party = Republican
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  |Per diem =  
 
  |Per diem =  
 
  |Pension  =
 
  |Pension  =
  |Last election = [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]
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  |Last election = [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013|November 5, 2013]]
 
  |Appointed =
 
  |Appointed =
 
  |Appointed by =
 
  |Appointed by =
 
  |First elected = 1981
 
  |First elected = 1981
 
  |Term limits =
 
  |Term limits =
  |Next election = [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013|November 5, 2013]]
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  |Next election = November 7, 2017
 
  |Prior office = New Jersey General Assembly
 
  |Prior office = New Jersey General Assembly
 
  |Prior office years = 1980-1981
 
  |Prior office years = 1980-1981
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  |Campaign website = http://gerrycardinale.com/
 
  |Campaign website = http://gerrycardinale.com/
 
  |Personal website =  
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''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.<ref> [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillsBySponsor.asp Bills Sponsored by Senators and Representatives]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Gerald Cardinale''' (b. February 27, 1934) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[New Jersey Senate]], representing [[New Jersey State Senate District 39|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.<ref> [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillsBySponsor.asp ''New Jersey State Legislature,'' "Bills Sponsored by Senators and Representatives," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==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.  His professional experience includes owning his dental practice, Cardinale Dental Associates, since 1959.<ref>[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=119 ''New Jersey State Legislature,'' "Biography of Gerald Cardinale," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
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===2014-2015===
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At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Cardinale served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = New Jersey
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|year = 2014
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 =Commerce
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|Committee2 = Judiciary
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|Committee3 =
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}}
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===2010-2011===
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In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Cardinale served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = New Jersey
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|Collapse=Yes
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|year = 2010
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 =Commerce
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|Committee2 = Judiciary
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|Committee3 = Legislative Oversight
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}}
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Campaign Themes===
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===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 ''Official campaign website,'' "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."  
 
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==Committee assignments==
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===2010-2011===
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In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Cardinale served on these committees:
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* [[Commerce Committee, New Jersey Senate|Commerce]]
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* [[Judiciary Committee, New Jersey Senate|Judiciary]]
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* [[Legislative Oversight Committee, New Jersey Senate|Legislative Oversight]]
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013]]''
  
Cardinale {{2013isrunning}} in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013|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.<ref>[http://www.bergencountyclerk.org/elections/VoterHistory.aspx?id=3d398c36-777c-4ef6-8158-7c20b9b324c7 ''Bergen County Unofficial Primary Results,'' June 4, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.passaiccountynj.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/166 ''Pasaic County Unofficial Primary Results,'' June 4, 2013]</ref>
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Cardinale won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013|New Jersey State Senate]] District 39. Cardinale was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary and defeated [[Jane E. Bidwell]] (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-primary-results-state-senate.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Official Primary Election Results," accessed July 26, 2013]</ref><ref name=gencand>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-candidates-state-senate-0912.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Official general election candidates," September 9, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2013/by_state/NJ_Page_1105.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-election-results-state-senate.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 5, 2013]</ref>
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{{Election box 2013
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|Chamber= New Jersey State Senate, District 39 General Election
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|party1= Republican 
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|party2= Democratic
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|party3=
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|winner1 = Gerald Cardinale
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|Inc1=Y
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|Inc2=
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|votes1 = 37836
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|candidate2 = Jane E. Bidwell
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|candidate3=
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|votes2 = 21616
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|votes3=
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}}
  
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
 
::''See also: [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 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.<ref>[http://www.nj.gov/state/elections/election-results/unofficial-2011-primary-results-state-senate-0714-1.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' 2011 Official State Senate Primary Candidate List]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/2011-results/2011-official-primary-candidates-state-senate-051911.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' "2011 Official State Senate Primary Candidate List," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
  
 
{{Election box 2011
 
{{Election box 2011
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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>
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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 ''Follow the Money,'' "New Jersey State Senate 2007 general election results," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
  
 
{{Votebox |  
 
{{Votebox |  
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2011===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
In 2011, Cardinale received $386,431 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NJ&y=2011&f=S&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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|Name = Cardinale
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|Full name = Gerald Cardinale
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|year = 1997
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|Editdate = August 14, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=614 ''followthemoney.org,'' "Cardinale, Gerald" accessed August 14, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2011 = 386431
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|result2011 = Won
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|office2011 = [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011|New Jersey State Senate, District 39]]
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|totalraised2009 = 194544
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|result2009 = N/A
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|office2009 = [[New Jersey State Senate|New Jersey State Senate, District 39]]
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|totalraised2007 = 725688
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|result2007 = Won
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|office2007 = [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2007|New Jersey State Senate, District 39]]
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|totalraised2005 = 346715
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|result2005 = N/A
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|office2005 = [[New Jersey State Senate|New Jersey State Senate, District 39]]
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|totalraised2003 = 368396
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|result2003 = Won
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|office2003 = [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2003|New Jersey State Senate, District 39]]
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|totalraised2001 = 362097
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|result2001 = Won
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|office2001 = [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2001|New Jersey State Senate, District 39]]
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|totalraised1997 = 266568
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|result1997 = Won
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|office1997 = [[New Jersey State Senate|New Jersey State Senate, District 39]]
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}}
  
{{slp donor box 2011
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===2011===
|Chamber = New Jersey State Senate
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{{SLP donor box 2011
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|name =  Cardinale
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|full Name = Gerald Cardinale
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=133818
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|office= New Jersey State Senate
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|new = no
 
|party = Republican
 
|party = Republican
 
|total raised = 386431
 
|total raised = 386431
|total votes = 28041
 
 
|org1 = Friends Of District 39 GOP
 
|org1 = Friends Of District 39 GOP
 
|org2 = New Jersey Dental Association
 
|org2 = New Jersey Dental Association
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|org4 = New Jersey Association Of Realtors
 
|org4 = New Jersey Association Of Realtors
 
|org5 = Modica, Lisa
 
|org5 = Modica, Lisa
|orgdonor1 = 8,000
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|orgamount1 = 8,000
|orgdonor2 = 5,400
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|orgamount2 = 5,400
|orgdonor3 = 3,875
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|orgamount3 = 3,875
|orgdonor4 = 3,000
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|orgamount4 = 3,000
|orgdonor5 = 2,600
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|orgamount5 = 2,600
 
|}}
 
|}}
===2007===
 
  
In 2007, Cardinale collected $725,688 in donations.<ref> http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95689</ref>
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===2009===
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{{SLP donor box 2009
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|name =  Cardinale  
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|full Name = Gerald Cardinale
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113553
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|office= New Jersey State Senate
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|new = off
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 194544
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|org1 = New Jersey Republican Party
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|org2 = Otoole, Daniel & Claire
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|org3 = Block, Jeffrey & Maritza
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|org4 = New Jersey Dental Association
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|org5 = New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers
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|orgamount1 = 31,900
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|orgamount2 = 5,000
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|orgamount3 = 5,000
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|orgamount4 = 4,500
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|orgamount5 = 3,000
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|}}
  
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
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===2007===
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{{SLP donor box 2007
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|name =  Cardinale
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|full Name = Gerald Cardinale
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95689
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|office= New Jersey State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 725688
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|org1 = Cardinale Vandervalk Rooney
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|org2 = Cardinale, S Gerald
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|org3 = New Jersey Republican Party
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|org4 = New Jersey Dental Association
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|org5 = Lance for Senate
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|orgamount1 = 50,000
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|orgamount2 = 25,000
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|orgamount3 = 21,117
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|orgamount4 = 14,800
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|orgamount5 = 8,200
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|}}
  
{{legislative donor box}}
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===2005===
|-
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{{SLP donor box 2005
| Cardinale Vandervalk Rooney
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|name =  Cardinale
| align="right" | $50,000
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|full Name = Gerald Cardinale  
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77509
| Cardinale, S. Gerald
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|office= New Jersey State Senate
| align="right" | $25,000
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|new = off
|-
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|party = Republican
| New Jersey Republican Party
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|total raised = 346715
| align="right" | $21,117
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|org1 = Republican Campaign Fund
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|org2 = New Jersey Funeral Directors Association
| [[New Jersey Dental Association]]
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|org3 = Computer Crafts Inc
| align="right" | $14,800
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|org4 = Demarest Republican Campaign
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|org5 = New Jersey Optometric Association
| Lance For Senate
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|orgamount1 = 4,901
| align="right" | $8,200
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|orgamount2 = 4,700
|}
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|orgamount3 = 4,600
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|orgamount4 = 3,347
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|orgamount5 = 3,000
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|}}
  
==District 39==
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===2003===
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{{SLP donor box 2003
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|name =  Cardinale
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|full Name = Gerald Cardinale
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=7889
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|office= New Jersey State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 368396
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|org1 = Friends of S Gerald Cardinale for Senator
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|org2 = Medical Society of New Jersey
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|org3 = New Jersey Dental Association
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|org4 = New Jersey Funeral Directors Association
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|org5 = New Jersey Coalition of Auto Retailers
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|orgamount1 = 25,000
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|orgamount2 = 12,800
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|orgamount3 = 9,450
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|orgamount4 = 9,200
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|orgamount5 = 7,200
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|}}
  
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>
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===2001===
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{{SLP donor box 2001
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|name =  Cardinale  
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|full Name = Gerald Cardinale
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=7758
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|office= New Jersey State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 362097
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|org1 = New Jersey Funeral Directors Association
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|org2 = New Jersey Dental Association
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|org3 = New Jersey Coalition of Auto Retailers
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|org4 = Medical Society of New Jersey
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|org5 = Republican National State Elections Cmte
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|orgamount1 = 13,250
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|orgamount2 = 10,550
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|orgamount3 = 9,400
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|orgamount4 = 9,200
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|orgamount5 = 7,567
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|}}
  
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===1997===
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{{SLP donor box 1997
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|name =  Cardinale
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|full Name = Gerald Cardinale
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=58531
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|office= New Jersey State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 266568
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|org1 = Habif, David V & Linda J & Meredith & Stephanie
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|org2 = Rooney, Election Fund of John
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|org3 = New Jersey Dental Association
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|org4 = Senate Presidents Cmte
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|org5 = Friends of Charlotte Vandervalk
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|orgamount1 = 7,200
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|orgamount2 = 6,160
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|orgamount3 = 5,900
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|orgamount4 = 5,000
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|orgamount5 = 4,720
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|}}
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==Scorecards==
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{{New Jersey legislature scorecards|Begin=2012|End=2020}}
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Cardinale and his wife, Carole, have five children. They currently reside in Demarest, New Jersey.  
 
Cardinale and his wife, Carole, have five children. They currently reside in Demarest, New Jersey.  
 
==Recent news==
 
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==Additional reading==
 
==Additional reading==
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*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1104/0142/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Candidates: Legislative District 39," November 4, 2011]
 
*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1104/0142/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Candidates: Legislative District 39," November 4, 2011]
 
*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1019/0120/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Legislative District 39," October 19, 2011]
 
*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1019/0120/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Legislative District 39," October 19, 2011]
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==Recent news==
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==See also==
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*[[New Jersey State Senate]]
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*[[New Jersey State Senate#Standing senate reference committees|Senate Committees]]
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*[[New Jersey State Legislature]]
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*[[New Jersey State Legislature#Joint Legislative Committees|Joint Committees]]
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*[[New Jersey state legislative districts]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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* [http://gerrycardinale.com/ Campaign website]
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* [http://gerrycardinale.com/ Official campaign website]
* [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=119 Official website of Gerald Cardinale]
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* [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=119 Profile from the New Jersey State Senate]
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=4165 Gerald Cardinale legislative profile on Project Vote Smart]
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* [http://openstates.org/nj/legislators/NJL000118/gerald-cardinale/ Profile from Open States]
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4165 Gerald Cardinale biography on Project Vote Smart]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=4165 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
* [http://cardinale.senatenj.com/biography.php New Jersey Republican Party biography of Gerald Cardinale]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4165 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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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]
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* [http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-unofficial-general-candidates-state-senate-0718.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', Unofficial general election candidates]
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* Campaign contributions via [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=614 Follow the Money]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Gerald Cardinale
Gerald Cardinale.jpg
New Jersey State Senate District 39
Incumbent
In office
1982-Present
Term ends
January 9, 2018
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 5, 2013
First elected1981
Next generalNovember 7, 2017
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
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Gerald Cardinale (b. February 27, 1934) 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. His professional experience includes owning his dental practice, Cardinale Dental Associates, since 1959.[2]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

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

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Commerce
Judiciary

2010-2011

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

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."

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Cardinale won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 39. Cardinale was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary and defeated Jane E. Bidwell (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[4][5][6][7]

New Jersey State Senate, District 39 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGerald Cardinale Incumbent 63.6% 37,836
     Democratic Jane E. Bidwell 36.4% 21,616
Total Votes 59,452

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.[8]

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.[9]

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 Cardinale is available dating back to 1997. Based on available campaign finance records, Cardinale raised a total of $2,650,439 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 14, 2013.[10]

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

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

2009

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

2007

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

2005

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

2003

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

2001

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

1997

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

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2014-2015

In 2014, the 216th New Jersey State Legislature will be in session from January 14 through January 1, 2016.

2012-2013

In 2012, the 215th New Jersey State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 10 to January 9, 2013. In 2013, the 215th New Jersey State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 10 to January 13, 2014.

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Personal

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

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New Jersey State Senate District 39
1982–present
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