Joseph R. Malone

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Joseph R. Malone III
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
from the 30th district
In office
October 14, 1993 – January 10, 2012
Preceded byRobert Singer
Succeeded byDave Rible
Sean T. Kean
Mayor of Bordentown
In office
May 1973 – May 1993
In office
May 14, 2013 – May 14, 2017
Preceded byJames E. Lynch Jr.
Succeeded byJames E. Lynch Jr.
Personal details
Born (1949-10-01) October 1, 1949 (age 70)
Trenton, New Jersey
Political partyRepublican
(formerly Democratic)
Spouse(s)Valerie Petranto
ResidenceBordentown, New Jersey
Alma materTrenton State College (B.S. and M.Ed.)

Joseph R. Malone III (born October 1, 1949) is an American Republican Party politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1993 until 2012, representing the 30th Legislative District and is a long-time mayor of the City of Bordentown.


Malone received a B.S. from Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey) and was awarded an M.Ed. from Trenton State College in Industrial Education.[1] He was born in Trenton, and currently resides in Bordentown.[2]

Malone has served on the Bordentown Sewerage Authority since 1986. He was the Bordentown City Director of Public Works from 1973-1997. Malone served as Mayor of Bordentown from 1973-1993 and was its Deputy Mayor from 1993-1997 following his appointment to the Assembly. At the time of his first election in 1973, he was the youngest mayor of Bordentown.[3] Malone has served as the director of post-secondary and adult education and apprentice coordinator at Somerset County Technical Institute in Bridgewater.[1]

Early in his political career, Malone was a Democrat and was one the party's nominees for the General Assembly in 1979 in the 8th Legislative District.[4] However, later he became a Republican and was selected by the 30th District's Republican county committees to fill the remainder of Robert Singer's unexpired 1992-93 term in the General Assembly after Singer resigned his seat to fill a State Senate vacancy created when John E. Dimon did not run for re-election and later died.[5] Malone was the Assembly's Budget Officer from 2004 to January 2011, and was the Assistant Majority Whip from 2000-2001. He served in the Assembly on the Budget Committee, Education Committee, Higher Education Committee, Joint Budget Oversight Committee and the Joint Legislative Committee on Government Consolidation and Shared Services.[1]

On June 12, 2011, Malone announced he would not seek reelection in the November 2011 elections after 18 years in the Assembly, but noted that "I want to stay involved in public service, and we'll see how that plays out in a couple years."[6] He was succeeded by Sean T. Kean, who had previously served in the State Senate representing the 30th District prior to redistricting, and David Rible who had served from the 11th District (Bordentown had been moved into the 7th Legislative District after 2011).[7] Following his retirement from the state legislature, Malone was elected to a single term as Mayor of Bordentown in 2013 before choosing to not seek another term in 2017.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Assemblyman Malone's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed April 13, 2008.
  2. ^ Assembly Member Joseph R. Malone III[permanent dead link], Project Vote Smart. Accessed September 25, 2007.
  3. ^ a b Feil, Justin (May 3, 2017). "A life in service". Bordentown Current. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  4. ^ Sullivan, Joseph F. (October 21, 1979). "Assembly Races: Lots of Footwork". The New York Times. Retrieved October 29, 2017. Among the other underdog Democratic walking candidates are ... Joseph R. Malone 3d of Bordentown in the Eighth District, which embraces parts of Ocean, Burlington, Mercer and Monmouth Counties. Mr. Malone, who is the Mayor of Bordentown, attracted wide notice last year when he instituted his own workfare program. It is designed to enlist welfare recipients in municipal work projects.
  5. ^ Holcomb, Henry J. 'POOR HEALTH PROMPTS DIMON TO END SENATE RE-ELECTION BID DIMON FELL EARLY THIS YEAR, AND BACK PAIN MAKES THE JOB TOUGH AT AGE 76. ROBERT SINGER WILL REPLACE HIM.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 21, 1993. Accessed April 13, 2008. "Citing poor health, State Sen. John E. Dimon of Burlington County yesterday withdrew as a candidate for re-election in the 30th Legislative District, and Assemblyman Robert Singer was selected to replace him as the Republican candidate. Bordentown Mayor Joseph R. Malone 3d was chosen to replace Singer as a Republican Assembly candidate."
  6. ^ Friedman, Matt. "After 18 years in office, N.J. Assemblyman Malone decides to not seek re-election", The Star-Ledger, June 15, 2011. Accessed June 15, 2011.
  7. ^ "Turnover in N.J. Legislature is slight". Asbury Park Press. 2012-01-10. Retrieved 2012-01-20.

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New Jersey General Assembly
Preceded by
Robert Singer
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 30th District
October 14, 1993 – January 10, 2012
With: Melvin Cottrell, Ronald S. Dancer
Succeeded by
Dave Rible
Sean T. Kean