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Joseph Kyrillos
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New Jersey State Senate District 13
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2014
Years in position 23
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1991
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey General Assembly
Bachelor'sHobart College, 1982
Master'sBoston University, 1983
Date of birthApril 12, 1960
Place of birthKearny, NJ
ProfessionReal Estate Broker
Office website
Campaign website
Joseph Kyrillos has been a Republican member of the New Jersey Senate since 1992. Kyrillos ran for U.S. House in 2012 and lost in the general election.[1]


Kyrillos graduated with a B.A. in political science from Hobart College and also graduated with an M.S. in communications from Boston University.[2]

In addition to being a senator, Kyrillos is a Commercial Real Estate Broker for GVA Williams. During his time in the state senate, Kyrillos has served as the Chairman for the New Jersey Republican State Committee and Senate's Republican Conference Leader.[3]

Committee assignments


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Kyrillos has been appointed to these committees:


Campaign themes

Kyrillos's 2012 campaign themes included[4]:

  • Balanced budget
  • Repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • Tax reform

Bills that have been sponsored by Senator Kyrillos include Senate Bill 90 and Senate Bill 215.[5]


Kyrillos was been endorsed by[6]

Presidential preference


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

Joseph Kyrillos endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [7]



See also United States Senate elections in New Jersey, 2012

Kyrillos ran for U.S. Senate in 2012.[8] He defeated Bader Qarmout, Joe Rullo, and David Douglas Brown in the June 5 Republican primary. He lost to Democratic incumbent Bob Menendez in the general election.[1][9][10]

U.S. Senate, New Jersey Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Kyrillos 76.9% 163,817
Bader Qarmout 6% 12,823
Joe Rullo 8.1% 17,161
David Douglas Brown 9% 19,238
Total Votes 213,039


Robert Menendez vs. Joe Kyrillos
Poll Robert Menendez Joe KyrillosSomeone ElseDon't know/NAMargin of ErrorSample Size
Quinnipiac University Poll of Likely Voters (August 27 - September 2, 2012)
Stockton College
(October 12-18, 2012)
Survey USA
(October 17,18 2012)
Inquirer New jersey
(October 23-25, 2012)
AVERAGES 51.25% 33.75% 1.25% 4.75% +/-3.58 865
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to


See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Kyrillos won re-election to the District 13 State Senate seat in the 2011 election. He was unopposed in the June 7 Republican primary. Kyrillos defeated Stephen Boracchia (I), Mac Dara Lyden (I), and Karen Anne Zaletel (I) in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011. [11]

New Jersey State Senate District 13 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Kyrillos Incumbent 59.9% 24,121
     Democratic Christopher Cullen 36.7% 14,785
     Independent Stephen Boracchia 1.4% 556
     Independent Karen Anne Zaletel 1.3% 519
     Constitution Mac Dara Lyden 0.6% 260
Total Votes 40,241


In 2007 Kyrillos was elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 13. Kyrillos (R) finished with 25,119 votes while his opponent Leonard Inzerillo (D) finished with 16,267 votes.[12] Kyrillos raised $395,333 for his campaign fund.[13]

New Jersey State Senate District 13
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Kyrillos (R) 25,119
Leonard Inzerillo (D) 16,267

Campaign donors


Joe Kyrillos[14] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[15]April 13, 2012]</ref>$0.00$1,759,151.23$(369,689.28)$1,389,461.95
Pre-Primary[16]May 21, 2012$1,389,461.95$600,588.36$(348,990.94)$1,641,059.37
July Quarterly[17]July 13, 2012$1,641,059.37$746,797.43$(413,553.92)$1,974,302.88
Running totals


In 2011, Kyrillos received $1,049,508 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[18]

New Jersey State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Kyrillos's campaign in 2011
New Jersey Republican Party$19,980
Developers PAC$14,900
New Jersey State Laborers$10,000
New Jobs Business PAC Of New Jersey$8,200
New Jersey Automobile Dealers Assocation$7,800
Total Raised in 2011 $1,049,508
Total Votes received in 2011 24,121
Cost of each vote received $43.51


In 2007, Kyrillos collected $395,333 in donations.[19]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Murray Perskie & Associates $9,863
Maser Consulting $4,225
NAIOP New Jersey Chapter $4,100
Building Contractors Association of New Jersey $3,350
Wolf Block $3,350

District 13

Kyrillos represents New Jersey Senate District 13, which includes the township of South Brunswick, New Jersey.[20]

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Kyrillos was born on April 12, 1960 in Kearny, New Jersey. He and his wife, Susan, have two children: Max and Georgia.

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