- Gerald Cardinale
Cardinale served in the State Senate as Deputy Majority Leader from 1994-2001, as Majority Whip from 1992-1993, as Assistant Minority Leader from 1987-1989 and as Minority Whip from 1985-1986. [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=119 Senator Cardinale's legislative web page] ,
New Jersey Legislature. Accessed March 20, 2008.]
He serves in the Senate on the Commerce Committee, the Judiciary Committee and the Legislative Oversight Committee.
Before his service as
State Senator, Cardinale spent one term in the lower houseof the New Jersey Legislature, the General Assembly, from 1980-1981. Cardinale served as Mayorof Demarest from 1975-1979, and was a trustee of the Demarest Board of Education from 1967-1973, serving as its President from 1969-1971.
He served as a delegate to the
Republican National Conventionin 1984, 1988 and 1992 and served as a Delegate to the New Jersey Republican State Platform Committee in 1983.
Senator Cardinale received a B.S. degree from St. John's University (Chemistry) in 1955 and was awarded a D.D.S. from the
New York UniversityCollege of Dentistry in 1959. He is a dentistby profession, with offices in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Cardinale was born in New York City, and resides in Demarest. [ [http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4165 Senator S. Gerald Cardinale] , Project Vote Smart. Accessed November 23, 2007.]
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Marge Roukemaannounced her retirement in 2002, she endorsed Cardinale as her successor in the Republican primary. However, Cardinale finished with 25%, a close third behind State Assemblyman Scott Garrett(the eventual winner, with 45%) and David C. Russo(who received 26% of votes cast). [Kocieniewski, David. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9402E5D91E3AF936A35755C0A9649C8B63&scp=1&sq=garrett+russo+roukema&st=nyt "Forrester to Represent G.O.P. in Race to Unseat Torricelli"] , " The New York Times", June 5, 2002. Accessed March 30, 2008. "In the Republican primary to replace Representative Marge Roukema, who is retiring from her Fifth Congressional District seat, State Assemblyman E. Scott Garrett, defeated State Senator Gerald Cardinale, whom Mrs. Roukema had endorsed. With all precincts reporting, Mr. Garrett had 46 percent, to 25 percent for Mr. Cardinale and 26 percent for Assemblyman David C. Russo."] [Demasters, Karen. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C02E3D6133DF93AA35755C0A9649C8B63 "BRIEFING: POLITICS; PRIMARY RESULTS"] , " The New York Times", June 9, 2002. Accessed November 23, 2007.]
Each of the forty districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the
New Jersey Senateand two members in the New Jersey General Assembly. The other representatives from the 39th District for the 2008-2009 Legislative Session are:
John E. Rooney, and
* [http://cardinale.senatenj.com Senator Gerald Cardinale's Official Site]
* [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=119 Senator Cardinale's legislative web page] ,
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*"New Jersey Legislature financial disclosure forms"
** [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/ethics/FinancialDisclosure/CardinaleS2007.pdf 2007] [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/ethics/FinancialDisclosure/CardinaleS2006.pdf 2006] [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/ethics/FinancialDisclosure/CardinaleS2005.pdf 2005] [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/ethics/FinancialDisclosure/CardinaleS2004.pdf 2004]
* [http://www.taxpayerteam.com Taxpayerteam.com - District 39 Republicans]
* [http://www.gerrycardinale.com Gerry Cardinale campaign website]
* [http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4165 Senator S. Gerald Cardinale] ,
Project Vote Smart
* [http://www.njvoterinfo.org/cb/cardinale.html New Jersey Voter Information Website 2003]
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