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John DiMaio

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John DiMaio
New Jersey General Assembly District 23
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 6
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
AppointedFebruary 2009
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth11/27/1955
ProfessionPresident, A. DiMaio and Son, Inc.
Office website
Campaign website
John DiMaio (b. November 27, 1955) is a Republican member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 23rd District. He was appointed in February 2009 and re-elected in November 2009.

Committee assignments


Campaign themes

On his official website DiMaio explains his political philosophy, "I am working tirelessly to reduce the size of big government. As your assemblyman, I am striving to return the control of government to the most efficient level - the local level. This is where your elected officials can be most responsive to your needs while keeping a close eye on your tax dollars."[1]

  • A621 Permits sale of raw milk under certain conditions and establishes raw milk permit program.
  • A4025 Requires physicians to provide patients opportunity to undergo obstetrical ultrasound or sonogram within 48 hours of performing abortion.
  • A4126 Authorizes unemployment benefits for shared work programs.[2]

Presidential preference


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

John DiMaio endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

DiMaio ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 23. DiMaio is bracketed with Erik Peterson. He was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. He is challenged by John Valentine (D) and Ralph Drake (D) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[4][5]


See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

DiMaio won re-election in 2011. He and incumbent Erik Peterson ran unopposed in the Republican Primary on June 7. They then defeated Scott McDonald and Karen Carroll in the November 8 general election.[6]

New Jersey General Assembly District 23 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngErik Peterson Incumbent 30.9% 21,074
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn DiMaio Incumbent 31.2% 21,289
     Democratic Scott McDonald 18.2% 12,420
     Democratic Karen Carroll 19.6% 13,369
Total Votes 68,152


Running for re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election, DiMaio received 49,023 votes (35%), defeating Democratic challengers William Courtney and Tammeisha Smith.[7] He was bracketed with Erik Peterson.[8]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Twenty-Third Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John DiMaio (R) 49,137
Green check mark transparent.png Erik Peterson (R) 48,067
William J. Courtney (D) 21,997
Tammeisha Smith (D) 19,939

Campaign donors


In 2011, DiMaio received $32,667 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[9]

New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John DiMaio's campaign in 2011
Bramnick For Assembly$1,000
New Jersey Automobile Dealers Assocation$1,000
Maser, Richard$1,000
New Jobs Business Pac Of New Jersey$1,000
State Street Associates$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $32,667
Total Votes received in 2011 21,289
Cost of each vote received $1.53


Below are DiMaio's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[10]

Contributor 2009 total
Republican National Committee $8,175
New Jersey Education Association $4,000
Doherty For Senate $2,693
Maser, Richard $2,600
New Jersey Association Of Realtors $1,500

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