Nicholas Scutari

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Nicholas Scutari
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New Jersey State Senate District 22
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2014
Years in position 11
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2003
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sKean University, 1989
Master'sRutgers University, 1990
J.D.The Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1993
Date of birthNovember 18, 1968
Office website
Nicholas Scutari is a Democratic member of the New Jersey Senate, representing District 22. He was first elected to the chamber in 2003. Bills that have been sponsored by Senator Scutari include Senate Bill 103 and Senate Bill 115.[1]


Scutari graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Kean University and an Ed.M. in Education from Rutgers University. He later obtained a J.D from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.[2] Scutari is an attorney at his law practice, Law Offices of Nicholas P. Scutari. He is also the the prosecutor for Linden, New Jersey.[3]

Committee assignments


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



See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Scutari ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 22. Scutari defeated Nancy Ward in the June 4 Democratic primary and is challenged by Robert Sherr (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[4][5][6]


See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Scutari won re-election to the District 22 State Senate seat in 2011. He ran unopposed in the June 7 Democratic primary election. Scutari defeated Michael Class in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011. [7]

New Jersey State Senate District 22 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNicholas Scutari Incumbent 61.6% 16,104
     Republican Michael Class 38.4% 10,024
Total Votes 26,128


In 2007, Scutari was re-elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 22. Scutari (D) finished with 14,711 votes and was followed by Rose McConnell (R) with 11,139 votes. Scutari raised $372,156 for his campaign fund. [8]

New Jersey Senate 2007 General Election, District 22 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Nicholas Scutari (D) 14,711
Rose McConnell (R) 11,139

Campaign donors


In 2011, Scutari received $559,319 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[9]

New Jersey State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Nicholas Scutari's campaign in 2011
New Jersey Democratic Party$14,749
New Jersey Association For Justice$12,200
New Jersey Regional Council Of Carpenters$8,200
New Jersey State Laborers$8,200
Marcolus, Richard J$5,100
Total Raised in 2011 $559,319
Total Votes received in 2011 16,104
Cost of each vote received $34.73


In 2007, Scutari collected $372,156 in donations.[10]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
New Jersey State Laborers $8,200
New Jersey Regional Council of Carpenters $6,000
Robinson, Michael $5,200
Wojtenko & Wojtenko PC $5,200
New Jersey Association of Trial Lawyers $5,000



Scutari was endorsed by:

District 22

Scutari represents New Jersey Senate District 22, which includes the city of Plainfield, New Jersey.[12]


Scutari currently resides in Linden, New Jersey.

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