Paul Sarlo

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Paul Sarlo
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New Jersey State Senate District 36
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2014
Years in position 11
Deputy Majority Leader, New Jersey State Senate
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey General Assembly
Bachelor'sNew Jersey Institute of Technology
Master'sNew Jersey Institute of Technology
Date of birthAugust 31, 1968
ProfessionChief Operating Officer, Joseph M. Sanzari, Incorporated
Office website
Personal website
Paul Sarlo is a Democratic member of the New Jersey Senate, representing District 36. He was first elected to the chamber in 2003. He currently serves as Deputy Majority Leader. Bills that have been sponsored by Senator Baroni include Senate Bill 4 and Senate Bill 173.[1]


Sarlo graduated with a B.S and M.S. in Civil Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.[2] He is the Chief Engineer for Bishop-Sanzari Heavy Construction. Sarlo is the Borough Engineer for the Borough of Carlstadt since 1998. He was a Councilman for the Wood-Ridge Borough Council from 1995 to 2000.[3]

Committee assignments


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



See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Sarlo ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 36. Sarlo was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary and is challenged by Brian A. Fitzhenry (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[4][5]


See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Sarlo won re-election to the District 36 State Senate seat in 2011. He faced opposition in the June 7 Democratic primary election. Sarlo defeated Donald DiOrio (R) in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011. [6]

New Jersey State Senate District 36 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Sarlo Incumbent 62.7% 18,582
     Republican Donald DiOrio 37.3% 11,055
Total Votes 29,637


In 2007, Sarlo was re-elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 36. Sarlo (D) finished with 14,895 votes and was followed by Michael Guarino (R) with 11,317 votes.[7]

New Jersey Senate 2007 General Election, District 36 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Sarlo (D) 14,895
Michael Guarino (R) 11,317

Campaign donors


In 2011, Sarlo received $1,072,855 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

New Jersey State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Paul Sarlo's campaign in 2011
New Jersey Regional Council Of Carpenters$12,300
Developers PAC$8,950
New Jersey Association Of Realtors$8,450
Operating Engineers Local 68$8,200
Total Raised in 2011 $1,072,855
Total Votes received in 2011 18,582
Cost of each vote received $57.74

District 36 ranked seventh in fundraising

As of October 25, candidates for District 36 raised $1,690,651--according to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission. This made District 36 number seven in fundraising for the 2011 election season.[9]


In 2007, Sarlo collected $1,158,438 in donations.[10]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Building Contractors Association of New Jersey $11,650
New Jersey Business & Industry Association $9,300
District Council of Northern New Jersey Ironworkers $9,250
Electrical Workers Local 164 $9,200
Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 5 $8,450



Sarlo was endorsed by:

District 36

Sarlo represents New Jersey Senate District 36, which includes borough of Rutherford, New Jersey.[12]


Sarlo and his wife, Concetta, have two children. They currently reside in Wood Ridge, New Jersey.

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