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Joseph Vitale
Joseph Vitale.jpg
New Jersey State Senate District 19
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2014
Years in position 17
Deputy Majority Leader, New Jersey State Senate
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1997
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
High schoolJohn F. Kennedy High School
Date of birthNovember 10, 1954
Place of birthElizabeth, NJ
Office website
Personal website
Joseph F. Vitale is a Democratic member of the New Jersey Senate, representing District 19. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998. Bills that have been sponsored by Senator Vitale include Senate Bill 1 and Senate Bill 51.[1]


Vitale graduated from John F. Kennedy High School. He is the president of Vitale Sign Corporation. Vitale was the chairman of the Woodbridge Township Democratic Party from 1992 to 1997.[2]

Committee assignments


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



See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Vitale ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 19. Vitale was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary and is challenged by Robert Luban (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[3]


See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Vitale won re-election to the District 18 State Senate seat. He ran unopposed in the June 7 Democratic primary election. Vitale defeated Republican candidate Paul Lund in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011. [4]

New Jersey State Senate District 19 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Vitale Incumbent 66.9% 18,623
     Republican Paul Lund 33.1% 9,232
Total Votes 27,855


In 2007, Vitale was re-elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 19. Vitale (D) finished with 18,864 votes and was followed by Donald Nelson (R) with 9,557 votes. Vitale raised $357,200 for his campaign fund. [5]

New Jersey Senate 2007 General Election, District 19 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Vitale (D) 18,864
Donald Nelson (R) 9,557

Campaign donors


In 2011, Vitale received $203,939 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

New Jersey State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Vitale's campaign in 2011
New Jersey Regional Council Of Carpenters$5,600
Communications Workers New Jersey$5,000
New Jersey Education Association$5,000
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East$5,000
Total Raised in 2011 $203,939
Total Votes received in 2011 18,623
Cost of each vote received $10.95


In 2007, Vitale collected $357,200 in donations.[7]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Medical Society of New Jersey $16,400
New Jersey State Laborers $12,200
New Jersey Dental Society $8,700
New Jersey Hospital Association $7,600
New Jersey Association of Realtors $6,500

District 19

Vitale represents New Jersey Senate District 19, which includes the city of South Amboy, New Jersey.[8]



Vitale was endorsed by:


Vitale and his wife, Robin, currently reside in Woodbridge, New Jersey.

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