Joseph Pennacchio

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Joseph Pennacchio
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New Jersey State Senate District 26
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 6, 2007
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey State General Assembly
2001-2007
Education
Bachelor'sBrooklyn College, 1976
Associate'sStaten Island Community College, 1975
OtherDDS, New York University College of Dentistry, 1979
Personal
BirthdayMay 27, 1955
Place of birthBrooklyn, NY
ProfessionDentist
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Joseph Pennacchio is a Republican member of the New Jersey Senate, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007. Bills that have been sponsored by Senator Pennacchio include Senate Bill 168 and Senate Bill 430.[1]

Pennacchio was a member of the New Jersey Assembly from 2001 to 2007 and served as the Appropriations officer from 2004 to 2007.[2]

Biography

Pennacchio graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Brooklyn College. He later graduated with a D.D.S from New York University College of Dentistry.[3] Pennacchio is a Dentist at the Mount Arlington Family and Cosmetic Dental Associates.

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Joseph Pennacchio endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [4]

Committee assignments

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Pennacchio served on these committees:

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Pennacchio ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 26. Pennacchio was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary and is challenged by Avery Ann Hart (D) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[5][6][7]

2011

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Pennacchio won re-election to the District 26 State Senate seat. He was unopposed for the June 7 Republican primary election. Pennacchio defeated Wasim Khan (D) in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011. [8]

New Jersey State Senate District 26 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Pennacchio Incumbent 64.3% 20,230
     Democratic Wasim Khan 32.8% 10,317
     Independent Joseph Scafa 2.9% 913
Total Votes 31,460

2007

In 2007, Pennacchio was elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 26. Pennacchio (R) finished with 26,567 votes and was followed by Wasim Khan (D) with 13,442 votes. Pennacchio raised $323,259 for his campaign fund. [9]

New Jersey Senate District 26 General Election, 2007
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Pennacchio 66.4% 26,567
     Democratic Wasim Khan 33.6% 13,442
Total Votes 40,009

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Pennacchio received $420,809 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[10]

New Jersey State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Pennacchio's campaign in 2011
Verizon$5,700
Election Fund Of Alex De Croce$5,600
New Jersey Dental Association$5,000
New Jersey Republican Party$3,939
New Jersey Automobile Dealers Assocation$2,950
Total Raised in 2011 $420,809
Total Votes received in 2011 20,230
Cost of each vote received $20.8

2007

In 2007, Pennacchio collected $323,259 in donations.[11]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
New Jersey Dental Association $14,200
Election Fund of Alex Decroce $8,200
New Jersey Builders Association $8,200
UPS $6,200
New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers $6,000

District 26

Pennacchio represents New Jersey Senate District 26, which includes the borough of Bloomingdale, New Jersey.[12]

Personal

Pennacchio and his wife, Diane, have two children. They currently reside in Montville, New Jersey.

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