|New Jersey State Senate District 39|
|January 10, 2012|
|Years in position||31|
|Deputy Majority Leader, New Jersey State Senate|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2007|
|Next election||November 8, 2011|
|New Jersey General Assembly|
|Bachelor's||Saint John's University, 1955|
|Other||DDS, New York University College of Dentistry, 1959|
|Birthday||February 27, 1934|
|Place of birth||New York, NY|
Cardinale graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from St. John's University and also graduated with a D.D.S. from New York University.
In addition to being a senator, Cardinale is a dentist at his own practice, Cardinale Dental Associates. His practice has been open since 1959. Prior to his position in the state senate, Cardinale was a member of the Republican State Platform Committee in 1983.
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Cardinale has been appointed to these committees:
- 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.
|New Jersey State Senate District 39 General Election, 2011|
|Republican||Gerald Cardinale Incumbent||63.5%||28,041|
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. 
|New Jersey Senate 2007 General Election, District 39 (2007)|
|Gerald Cardinale (R)||27,623|
|Joseph Ariyan (D)||22,272|
In 2007, Cardinale collected $725,688 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
|Cardinale Vandervalk Rooney||$50,000|
|Cardinale, S. Gerald||$25,000|
|New Jersey Republican Party||$21,117|
|New Jersey Dental Association||$14,800|
|Lance For Senate||$8,200|
Cardinale was born on February 27, 1934 in New York City, New York. He and his wife, Carole, have five children: Marisa, Christine, Kara, Gary and Nicole.
Cardinale represents New Jersey Senate District 39, which includes the borough of Alpine, New Jersey.
- NJSpotlight, "Candidates: Legislative District 39," November 4, 2011
- NJSpotlight, "Legislative District 39," October 19, 2011
- Official website of Gerald Cardinale
- Gerald Cardinale legislative profile on Project Vote Smart
- Gerald Cardinale biography on Project Vote Smart
- New Jersey Republican Party biography of Gerald Cardinale
- Gerald Cardinale on Facebook
- Gerald Cardinale on Twitter
- ↑ Bills Sponsored by Senators and Representatives
- ↑ Official website of Gerald Cardinale
- ↑ Gerald Cardinale at Project Vote Smart
- ↑ New Jersey Department of State, 2011 Official State Senate Primary Candidate List
- ↑ New Jersey State Senate election results
- ↑ http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95689
- ↑ New Jersey Senate Districts By Number
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