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* [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=367 Rep. Joseph Lagana]
* [https://www.facebook.com/joelaganaforassembly Official campaign website]
* [https://www.facebook.com/joelaganaforassembly Lagana's campaign website]
* [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=367 Profile from the New Jersey General Assembly]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTLSzTqh4pQ Lagana on Youtube]
* [http://openstates.org/nj/legislators/NJL000182/joseph-a-lagana/ Profile from Open States]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTLSzTqh4pQ Joseph Lagana on Youtube]
* [http://www.chasanlaw.com/index.cfm/professionals/attorney-details/Joseph_Lagana/ Lagana's profile from law firm]
* [http://www.chasanlaw.com/index.cfm/professionals/attorney-details/Joseph_Lagana/ Lagana's profile from law firm]
* [http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/145269/joseph-lagana#.UjdTgLwd7mo Biography from Project Vote Smart]
* [http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/145269/joseph-lagana#.UjdTgLwd7mo Biography from Project Vote Smart]

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Joseph Lagana
New Jersey General Assembly, District 38
In office
January 2014 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 0
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sFordham University
J.D.Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Office website
Campaign website
Joseph Lagana campaign logo
Joseph A. Lagana is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 38. He was first elected to the chamber in 2013.[1]


Lagana earned his B.A. from Fordham University in 2000 and his J.D. from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2004. His professional experience includes working as a lawyer for Chasan Leyner & Lamparello, PC, as a law clerk to Hon. John A. Conte, Superior Court, Criminal Division, Bergen County Vicinage and as President of the Council of the Borough of Paramus.[2]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Lagana served on the following committees:

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Financial Institutions and Insurance


Campaign issues


On his Facebook page, Lagana said that if he was elected to the Assembly he would "cut wasteful state spending and lower taxes for small businesses to create new jobs and opportunities."[3]



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Lagana won election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 38. He and incumbent Timothy J. Eustace (D) defeated Joseph Scarpa (R) and Joan Fragala (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[4][5]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 38 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Lagana 25.2% 26,279
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy J. Eustace Incumbent 25% 26,021
     Republican Joseph Scarpa 24.9% 25,965
     Republican Joan Fragala 24.8% 25,836
Total Votes 104,101



In 2013, Lagana’s endorsements included the following:[6][7][8]

  • The Sierra Club
  • The New Jersey AFL-CIO
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey


Lagana is married and has two children.

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