|Member of the New Jersey Senate
from the 25th district
January 13, 1998
|Preceded by||Gordon MacInnes|
|Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
from the 25th district
January 1995 – January 13, 1998
|Preceded by||Rodney Frelinghuysen|
|Succeeded by||Rick Merkt|
|Born||February 24, 1938|
|Spouse(s)||Helen Jayne (m. 1959)|
|Residence||Boonton, New Jersey Boonton, New Jersey|
|Occupation||President, Baker/Titan Adhesives|
|Website||Legislative web page|
Bucco now resides in Boonton Township, New Jersey. He married the former Helen Jayne in 1959 and had one son, Anthony Mark. In the 2009 legislative elections, Tony was elected to the seat in the General Assembly previously held by his father.
Bucco served in various local offices before entering the State Legislature. He served on the town of Boonton's Board of Aldermen from 1978 through 1983, served as the town's mayor from 1984 through 1989, and was elected to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 1989 through 1992. Bucco has served on the steering committee of the Morris County Economic Development Commission.
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. 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. During the unexpired term, he served alongside Arthur R. Albohn in the 25th district. In his first Republican primary, Bucco and running mate Michael Patrick Carroll defeated his successor in the Assembly Rick Merkt and then-Freeholder Chris Christie along with two other candidates. Bucco and Carroll were easily elected in the general election and served one full two-year term.
In the 1997 Senate election, Bucco defeated one-term incumbent Democratic Senator Gordon MacInnes. 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 serves in the Senate on the Joint Budget Oversight, Budget and Appropriations, and Labor committees. 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.
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 2014-2015 Legislative Session are:
|Republican||Anthony R. Bucco (incumbent)||36,517||86.8|
|Republican||Anthony Bucco (incumbent)||19,228||61.0|
|Republican||Anthony Bucco (incumbent)||23,754||61.5|
- Manual of the Legislature of New Jersey - Two Hundred and Eleventh Legislature (First Session) (PDF). Skinder-Strauss Associates. 2004. pp. 234–235. Retrieved July 4, 2015.
- 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."
- 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."
- Senator Bucco's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed July 4, 2015.
- "Official List Primary Election Returns for the Office of General Assembly for Election Held June 6, 1995" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. July 6, 1995. Retrieved July 5, 2015.
- "Official Results General Election Returns for the Office of State Senate for Election Held November 4, 1997" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. December 2, 1997. Retrieved July 5, 2015.
- "Legislative Roster 2014-2015 Session". New Jersey Legislature. Retrieved July 4, 2015.
- "Official List Candidates for State Senate For GENERAL ELECTION 11/05/2015 Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. December 4, 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2015.
- Official List Candidate Returns for State Senate For November 2011 General Election, New Jersey Department of State, December 14, 2011. Accessed June 24, 2012.
- Official List Candidate Returns for State Senate For November 2007 General Election, New Jersey Department of State, December 3, 2007. Accessed June 24, 2012.
- Senator Anthony Bucco's Official Site
- Senator Bucco's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature
- New Jersey Legislature financial disclosure forms
|New Jersey Senate|
|Member of the New Jersey Senate for the 25th District
January 13, 1998 – present
|New Jersey General Assembly|
|Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 25th District
January 11, 1994 – January 13, 1998
With: Arthur R. Albohn, Michael Patrick Carroll