Alex DeCroce

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Alex DeCroce
Member of the
New Jersey General Assembly
from the 26th district
In office
Serving with Jay Webber
Succeeded by BettyLou DeCroce
New Jersey General Assembly Minority Leader
In office
January 12, 2004 – January 9, 2012
Personal details
Born (1936-06-10)June 10, 1936
Morristown, New Jersey
Died January 9, 2012(2012-01-09) (aged 75)
Trenton, New Jersey
Political party Republican
Residence Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey

Alex DeCroce (June 10, 1936 – January 9, 2012) was an American Republican Party politician, who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1989 until his death on January 9, 2012, where he represented the 26th legislative district.

He was the Assembly's Republican Leader since 2003, served as the Republican Conference Leader from 2002 to 2003, and was the Deputy Speaker from 1994 to 2001. DeCroce served in the Assembly on the Legislative Services Commission.[1]

DeCroce served on the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 1984 to 1989 and as the Freeholder Director in 1986.[1]

DeCroce attended Seton Hall University.[1] He was born in Morristown, and resided in Parsippany-Troy Hills.[2]


DeCroce died on January 9, 2012 after collapsing in a bathroom inside the Statehouse, just moments after the 214th Legislature held its final voting session.[3] He was 75. On January 25, 2012, his widow, BettyLou DeCroce, was selected by the Morris County Republican Committee to replace him in the Assembly until a November 2012 special election is held.[4]


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