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{{TOCnestright}}'''John F. Amodeo''' (b. August 1, 1950) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]], representing District 2.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.  He currently serves as [[State Assembly Deputy Minority Leader|Deputy Minority Leader]] and previously served as [[State Assembly Assistant Minority Whip|Assistant Minority Whip]].
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{{TOCnestright}}'''John F. Amodeo''' (b. August 1, 1950) is a former [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]], representing District 2 from 2008 to 2014.  He previously served as [[State Assembly Deputy Minority Leader|Deputy Minority Leader]] and as [[State Assembly Assistant Minority Whip|Assistant Minority Whip]].
  
Amodeo was defeated in his 2013 re-election bid.  His seat will be filled by [[Democrat]] [[Vincent Mazzeo]].
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Amodeo was defeated in his 2013 re-election bid.  His seat was filled by [[Democrat]] [[Vincent Mazzeo]].
  
 
Amodeo previously served as a member of the Linwood Planning Board from 2004-2005 and as a council-member on the Linwood City Council from 1998-2005.   
 
Amodeo previously served as a member of the Linwood Planning Board from 2004-2005 and as a council-member on the Linwood City Council from 1998-2005.   
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*[http://www.chrisbrownforassembly.com/index.html Amodeo-Brown Campaign Site]
 
*[http://www.chrisbrownforassembly.com/index.html Amodeo-Brown Campaign Site]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/John-Amodeo/156138397765035?sk=wall John Amodeo Facebook]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/John-Amodeo/156138397765035?sk=wall John Amodeo Facebook]
*[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=267 New Jersey General Assembly - Rep. John Amodeo]
 
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=69653 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=69653 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=69653 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
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Revision as of 19:43, 14 January 2014

John Amodeo
JAmodeo.jpg
New Jersey General Assembly District 2
Former Member
In office
2008 - 2014
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMount Saint Mary's College
Personal
BirthdayAugust 1, 1950
Place of birthCamden, NJ
ProfessionCrane Operator, Operating Engineers Local 825
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John F. Amodeo (b. August 1, 1950) is a former Republican member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 2 from 2008 to 2014. He previously served as Deputy Minority Leader and as Assistant Minority Whip.

Amodeo was defeated in his 2013 re-election bid. His seat was filled by Democrat Vincent Mazzeo.

Amodeo previously served as a member of the Linwood Planning Board from 2004-2005 and as a council-member on the Linwood City Council from 1998-2005.

Biography

Amodeo earned his B.A. in history/political science from Mount Saint Mary's College. His professional experience includes working as a Licensed Operating Engineer from 1973 to 2009 and as a Crane Operator for Operating Engineers Local #825 from 1973 to 1998.[1]

Committee assignments

Issues

  • A2648 Limits State appointment or employment of members of Legislature for two years after completion of legislative service.
  • A3604 Requires Attorney General to seize campaign funds of convicted candidates; prohibits convicted criminal offenders from making contributions to candidates and committees.
  • A3446 "'Invest in New Jersey First' Act;" requires preference in awarding certain contracts for critical infrastructure projects.
  • ACR223 Proposes amendment to State Constitution to limit General Assembly members to five successive terms and Senate members to three successive terms. [2]

Policies

In the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2007 National Political Awareness Test Amodeo outlined his top priorities:

  • Address budget problems by cutting identified wasteful spending and use the savings for sustainable property tax relief
  • Make it harder for our elected officials to raise and create taxes by requiring a two-thirds super-majority vote before any taxes can be raised
  • Encourage economic development in District 2 Atlantic County and the preservation of our district's greatest resources; the beaches, tourism, and the casinos.[3]

2nd District debate

On September 15, the District 2 Assembly candidates took part in a debate sponsored by the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy and The Press of Atlantic City.

  • The full, hour-long debate can be found here.
  • The Senate candidates' debate can be found here.

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Amodeo ran for re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 2. Amodeo was bracketed with Chris Brown. He was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. He was defeated by incumbent Chris Brown (R) and Vincent Mazzeo (D) in the general election which took place on November 5, 2013.[4] [5][6][7]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 2 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Brown Incumbent 25.6% 26,020
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngVincent Mazzeo 24.8% 25,164
     Republican John Amodeo Incumbent 24.7% 25,124
     Democratic Nick Russo 23.5% 23,900
     Independent Gary Stein 1.4% 1,388
Total Votes 101,596

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Amodeo won re-election in 2011. He was bracketed with Chris Brown in the Democratic Primary on June 7. They won the Republican primary unopposed. They then defeated Alisa Cooper and Damon Tyner in the November 8 general election.[8]

New Jersey General Assembly District 2 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Amodeo Incumbent 29.2% 25,330
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Brown 27.1% 23,440
     Democratic Alisa cooper 20.7% 17,933
     Democratic Damon Tyner 23% 19,919
Total Votes 86,622

Speculation

Asbury Park Press

District 2 was one of only three districts that the Asbury Park Press identified as competitive in 2011. The other two were Districts 14 and 38. Districts 2 and 38 may lean more Republican after 2011 redistricting, and District 14 may still favor Democrats. As evidence, they cite a drop in registered Democrats in Districts 2 and 38, and only a small decrease in registered Democrats in District 14. History has shown, argues APP, that districts where Democrats hold less than a 10,000 registered voter advantage typically favor the GOP. The Democratic registration advantage in District 2 was roughly 9,200 (down from 11,000).[9]

NJ Spotlight

When assembly incumbent Vincent Polistina (R) chose to run for the State Senate, NJ Spotlight identified District 2 as a potential place for the GOP to lose a seat in the Assembly. Following redistricting, District 2 gained Democratic communities, losing Republican Galloway Township and picking up Democratic Somers Point, Buena and Buena Vista.[10]

2009

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

Running for re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election, Amodeo defeated challengers Reginald Floyd and Jimmy Martinez. He was bracketed with Vincent Polistina.[11][12]

New Jersey General Assembly General Election, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn F. Amodeo Incumbent 30.3% 33,787
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVincent J. Pollstina Incumbent 29.6% 32,981
     Democratic Jimmy Martinez 20.1% 22,430
     Democratic Reginald Floyd 20% 22,316
Total Votes 111,514

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Amodeo is available dating back to 2007. Based on available campaign finance records, Amodeo raised a total of $1,016,336 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 14, 2013.[13]

John Amodeo's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 2 Won $620,348
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 2 Won $198,967
2007 New Jersey General Assembly, District 2 Won $197,021
Grand Total Raised $1,016,336

2011

Amodeo won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Amodeo raised a total of $620,348.

2009

Amodeo won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Amodeo raised a total of $198,967.

2007

Amodeo won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. During that election cycle, Amodeo raised a total of $197,021.

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Amodeo’s endorsements included the following: [14]

  • The New Jersey AFL-CIO

Presidential preference

2012

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

John Amodeo endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [15]

2011

State leaders pick sides in District 2

Several powerful state leaders have expressed support for their chosen candidates in District 2. Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono (D) and Chairman of the state Democratic Committee John Wisniewski (D) have personally endorsed the Democratic ticket in District 2, attending a rally in support of the candidates. The Republican candidates have garnered the support of Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R), who attended an event for GOP campaign staff in District 2. The visits further highlight the importance of the district in November's election.[16]

Personal

Amadeo and his wife, Luann, have two children.

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