Jack Ciattarelli

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Jack Ciattarelli
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
from the 16th district
Assumed office
December 5, 2011
Serving with Donna Simon
Preceded by Peter J. Biondi
Somerset County Freeholder
In office
January 1, 2007 – November 23, 2011
Preceded by Ken Scherer
Succeeded by Mark Caliguire
Personal details
Born (1961-12-12) December 12, 1961 (age 53)
Somerville, New Jersey
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Melinda
Children four
Residence Hillsborough Township, New Jersey
Alma mater Seton Hall University (B.S., M.B.A.)
Website Official website

Jack M. Ciattarelli (born December 12, 1961)[1] is an American Republican Party politician who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since December 2011, representing the 16th legislative district.

Early life[edit]

Ciattarelli was born in Somerville, New Jersey on December 12, 1961 and was raised in neighboring Raritan. His grandparents had immigrated to Raritan borough in the 1900s. He graduated from Seton Hall University with a B.S. degree in accounting and an M.B.A. degree in finance.[1][2] He served on the Raritan Borough Council from 1990 to 1995 and was the council president from 1991 until 1995. He was also elected to the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 2007 to November 2011 when he resigned to become a Assemblyman.[2][3]

State Legislature[edit]

In 2011, Ciattarelli ran for the open General Assembly seat in the 16th legislative district, vacated by Denise Coyle, who chose not to run for re-election due to redistricting. On November 8, 2011, he and his running mate Peter J. Biondi defeated the Democratic candidates, Marie Corfield and Joe Camarota.[4] Biondi died two days after the election, and Ciattarelli was selected to fill out the remainder of his term. After stepping down from his freeholder position, he was sworn in on December 5, 2011. He was sworn into his full term on January 10, 2012.[5]

In the Assembly, Ciattarelli serves on the Financial Institutions and Insurance and the Regulated Professions committees. He has been an Assistant Republican Whip since 2014.[1]

District 16[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 16th District for the 2014–2015 Legislative Session are:

Personal life[edit]

In addition to his legislative work, Ciattarelli also is the owner and publisher of Galen Publishing, L.L.C., a medical publishing company. He has formerly worked as a certified public accountant and was the co-founder of several medial journal publishing companies.[1][6] He was also an adjunct professor at Seton Hall from 1998 to 2001.[6]

He has resided in Hillsborough Township since 1998.[6] He is married to Melinda Ciattarelli and has four children. Ciattarelli is also a coach for his children's sports and works as a manager for the Hillsborough Township Recreation Department.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d "Assemblyman Jack M. Ciattarelli". New Jersey Legislature. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Assistant Republican Whip Jack M. Ciattarelli". New Jersey Assembly Republicans. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  3. ^ Paik, Eugene (November 23, 2011). "Somerset County freeholder resigns seat to focus on new role in N.J. Assembly". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  4. ^ Brill, Douglas B. (November 9, 2011). "New Jersey 16th District election results: Republican sweep closer than expected". The Express-Times. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Turnover in N.J. Legislature is slight". Asbury Park Press. January 10, 2012. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Jack M. Ciattarelli's Assembly campaign website". Retrieved January 20, 2012. 

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New Jersey General Assembly
Preceded by
Peter J. Biondi
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 16th District
December 5, 2011 – present
With: Denise Coyle, Donna Simon
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Ken Scherer
Somerset County At-large Freeholder
January 1, 2007 – November 23, 2011
Succeeded by
Mark Caliguire