Patrick Diegnan, Jr.
|Patrick Diegnan, Jr.|
|New Jersey General Assembly District 18|
|2002 - Present|
|Years in position||12|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 5, 2013|
|Bachelor's||Seton Hall University, 1970|
|J.D.||Seton Hall University School of Law, 1973|
|Place of birth||South Plainfield, NJ|
Diegnan earned his undergraduate degree from Seton Hall in 1970 and his law degree from Seton Hall Law School in 1973. He has been a self employed attorney since 1974, and was also an instructor at Middlesex County College from 1974-1983.
- A359 Requires school board member and local elective office candidates to file financial disclosure statements; requires criminal background disclosure for school officials and school board member candidates.
- A375 Raises age requirement of compulsory school attendance from 16 to 18 years old.
- A381 Requires legislative candidates to file legislative financial disclosure statements with ELEC when seeking re-election.
- A2393 Permits candidates for school employment and school bus drivers to demonstrate rehabilitation to the Commissioner of Education to avoid disqualification due to a criminal conviction revealed in a criminal history record check. 
National Political Awareness Test
Diegnan's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2007 National Political Awareness Test are available. He did not answer the question asking his top priorities.
Diegnan ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 18. Diegnan unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He is challenged by Nancy Pinkin (D), Robert A. Bengivenga (R), and Lisa Goldhamer (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.
Diegnan won re-election in 2011. Diegnan and Peter Barnes, III ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on June 7. They then defeated Joseph Sinagra and Marcia Silva in the November 8 general election.
Diegnan won re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election. He was bracketed with Peter Barnes, III and defeated Republican challengers Joseph Sinagra and Bob Jones, along with Defending Forgotten Taxpayers challengers Katherine Shkolar and Andrew Tidd.
|New Jersey Assembly General Election, Eighteenth Legislative District (2009)|
|Peter J. Barnes (D)||26,658|
|Patrick J. Diegan, Jr. (D)||26,317|
|Joseph Sinagra (R)||24,091|
|Robert Jones (R)||22,727|
In 2011, Diegnan received $389,506 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Patrick Diegnan, Jr.'s campaign in 2011|
|New Jersey Democratic Party||$26,038|
|New Jersey Education Association||$16,400|
|1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East||$13,200|
|Election Fund Of Joseph Cryan||$13,200|
|Communications Workers New Jersey||$13,200|
|Total Raised in 2011||$389,506|
|Total Votes received in 2011||18,050|
|Cost of each vote received||$21.58|
Below are Diegnan's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:
|New Jersey Democratic Party||$35,806|
|Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee Of New Jersey||$12,758|
|Electrical Workers Local 456||$5,500|
|Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 9||$5,500|
|Election Fund Of Bob Smith||$5,000|
Diegnan was endorsed by:
Diegnan and his wife, Anita, have two children Heather and Tara.
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- Patrick Diegnan official campaign website
- New Jersey General Assembly - Hon. Patrick Diegnan
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- State Surge - Legislative and voting track record
- NJ Assembly Dems - Assm. Diegnan
- Campaign Contributions: 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003
- Patrick Diegnan on Facebook
- Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Diegnan
- New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor
- Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Diegnan Issue Positions
- Middlesex County Unofficial Primary Results, June 4, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List
- Star Ledger 2009 Election Results, November 4, 2009
- Official New Jersey Assembly General Election Results
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign contributions
- Politicker NJ, 2011 AFL-CIO endorsed candidates, accessed Aug. 5, 2011
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