Anthony Bucco

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This article is about the New Jersey Senator. For his son, a New Jersey General Assemblyman, see Tony Bucco.

Anthony R. Bucco (born February 24, 1938) is an American Republican Party politician who has served in the New Jersey State Senate since 1998, where he represents the 25th Legislative District.


Before entering the Senate, Bucco served in the General Assembly, the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature, from 1995 to 1998, where he served as Assistant Majority Whip from 1996 to 1998.[1]

Bucco was first selected by district Republican committee and sworn in January 1995, to fill the remainder of the unexpired term of Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, who resigned his Assembly seat following his election to Congress.

Bucco has served in the Senate as Deputy Minority Leader since 2008. He has previously been the Co-Republican Majority Leader from 2002 to 2003 and the Assistant Majority Leader from 2000 to 2001. Bucco served on the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 1989 to 1992. He was the Mayor of Boonton, New Jersey from 1984 to 1989. Bucco has served on the steering committee of the Morris County Economic Development Commission.[1]

Bucco serves in the Senate on the Legislative Services Commission, the Budget and Appropriations Committee and the Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee.[1] In January 2009, he was appointed by Senate Minority Leader Thomas Kean, Jr. as the Republican Budget Officer of the Senate. As Republican Budget Officer, Senator Bucco is the ranking Republican member of the Budget and Appropriations Committee and he is the caucus' chief spokesman on budget and state finance issues.

In the 2009 legislative elections, Bucco's son, Tony Bucco, was elected to the seat in the General Assembly previously held by his father.[2]

Bucco has been a resident of Boonton Township, New Jersey.[3]

District 25[edit]

Each of the forty districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly. The other representatives from the 25th District for the 2012-2013 Legislative Session are:[4]

Election history[edit]

New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Anthony Bucco (incumbent) 19,228 61.0
Democratic Rick Thoeni 12,298 39.0
Republican hold
New Jersey State Senate elections, 2007[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Anthony Bucco (incumbent) 23,754 61.5
Democratic Frank Herbert 14,881 38.5
Republican hold


  1. ^ a b c Senator Bucco's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed April 16, 2008.
  2. ^ Ragonese, Lawrence. "A new Trenton team: The Buccos", The Star-Ledger, November 7, 2009. Accessed July 19, 2011. "Father and son. Senator and assemblyman-elect. Anthony Bucco and Anthony Bucco Jr.The Buccos will serve together in the Legislature after the younger Bucco takes the oath of office Jan. 12, the result of his win Tuesday in Morris County’s 25th District. The Republican duo will join the small club of parent-child legislators who have served together in New Jersey."
  3. ^ Garber, Phil. "25th District Assembly and senate Independents clash with Republican incumbents", New Jersey Hills, October 25, 2013. Accessed November 13, 2013. "In the Senate race, Independent Maureen Castriotta of the Landing section of Roxbury Township is vying for the four-year seat of Republican Sen. Anthony “Tony” Bucco of Boonton Township.... They are competing against incumbents Michael Patrick Carroll of Morris Plains and Anthony M. Bucco of Boonton Township for the two two-year terms at stake."
  4. ^ Legislative Roster 2012-2013 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed June 24, 2012.
  5. ^ Official List Candidate Returns for State Senate For November 2011 General Election, New Jersey Department of State, December 14, 2011. Accessed June 24, 2012.
  6. ^ Official List Candidate Returns for State Senate For November 2007 General Election, New Jersey Department of State, December 3, 2007. Accessed June 24, 2012.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Leonard Lance
Republican Budget Officer of the New Jersey Senate
January 2009 - Present
Succeeded by