James S. Cafiero (born September 21, 1928) is an American Republican Party politician, who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1968 to 1972 and in the New Jersey Senate from 1972 to 1982 and from 1990 to 2004, where he represented the 1st legislative district.
He served in the Senate on the Judiciary Committee and the Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee. Cafiero was Republican Whip from 2002 to 2004.
- "Senator Cafiero's Legislative Website". Archived from the original on December 13, 2003. Retrieved 2007-08-09., New Jersey Legislature. Accessed August 9, 2007.
- McAleer, Pete. "SEN. CAFIERO TO CAST FINAL CAREER VOTE", The Press of Atlantic City, January 11, 2004. Accessed August 9, 2007. "On Monday, the rapid-talking, fast-walking, fence-climbing gentleman from North Wildwood closes the book on a 27-year career in the state Legislature.... His father, Anthony J. Cafiero, served as state senator from 1949 to 1953, a time when there was just one senator from each of the 21 counties."