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Joseph Cryan
New Jersey General Assembly District 20
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 13
State Assembly Majority Leader
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2001
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBelmont Abbey College
Date of birth09/01/1961
Place of birthEast Orange, NJ
ProfessionUndersheriff, Union County Sheriff’s Office
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Campaign website
Joseph Cryan (September 1, 1961) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 20th District since 2002. He previously served as Majority Leader.

Cryan earned his BA in Business Administration from Belmont Abbey College in 1983. His professional experience includes working as manager/owner of Cryan's Restaurant and operation's manager for ITT Avionics.[1]

Committee assignments



  • A1075 Requires disclosure of juvenile sex offenses in criminal background checks.
  • A1081 The "Public School Employee Collective Bargaining Reform Act."
  • A1093 Prohibits free housing for cabinet members.
  • A1095 Decreases certain public document copy fees to up to $0.10 or less per letter size page and up to $0.15 or less per legal size page.[2]



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Cryan ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 20. Cryan is bracketed with Annette Quijano. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He is challenged by Charles Donelly (R) and Christopher Hackett (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[3]


See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Cryan won re-election for District 20 of the New Jersey General Assembly. Cryan and fellow incumbent Annette Quijano ran bracketed together and defeated Tony Monteiro and Carlos Cedeno in the June 7 Democratic Primary. They then defeated John Donoso in the November 8 general election.[4]

New Jersey General Assembly District 20 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Cryan Incumbent 42.7% 12,104
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAnnette Quijano Incumbent 42.7% 12,116
     Republican John Donoso 14.6% 4,128
Total Votes 28,348

New Jersey General Assembly District 20 Democratic Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Cryan Incumbent 27.6% 8,161
Green check mark transparent.pngAnnette Quijano Incumbent 27% 7,977
Tony Monteiro 22.8% 6,743
Carlos Cedeno 22.7% 6,715
Total Votes 29,596


Bracketed with Annette Quijano, Cryan ran unopposed in the November 3, 2009 general election.[5]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Twentieth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Cryan (D) 20,607
Green check mark transparent.png Annette Quijano (D) 20,054

Campaign donors


In 2011, Cryan received $1,227,531 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Cryan's campaign in 2011
Cmte To Elect Lesniak Cryan & Quijano$112,837
New Jersey Association Of Realtors$16,400
Communications Workers New Jersey$16,400
New Jersey State Laborers$16,400
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East$15,400
Total Raised in 2011 $1,227,531
Total Votes received in 2011 12,104
Cost of each vote received $101.42


Below are Cryan's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[7]

Contributor 2009 total
Add Funds Transferred From Prior Campaign $44,767
New Jersey Education Association $19,200
New Jersey State Laborers $18,900
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East $16,400
New Jersey Business & Industry Association $11,200



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