Joseph V. Egan

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Joseph Egan
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 17th District
Assumed office
January 8, 2002
Serving with Joseph Danielsen
Preceded byJerry Green
Deputy Majority Leader of the New Jersey General Assembly
Assumed office
January 8, 2008
LeaderBonnie Watson Coleman
Joseph Cryan
Louis Greenwald
Preceded by Position Established [1]
Chair of the New Jersey General Assembly Committee on Labor
Assumed office
January 8, 2008
Member of the New Brunswick City Council
In office
January 1, 1982 – December 31, 2010
Succeeded byKevin P. Egan
Personal details
Born (1938-02-27) February 27, 1938 (age 82)
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Yolanda Egan
ChildrenFour
WebsiteLegislative Website

Joseph V. Egan (born February 27, 1938) is an American Democratic Party politician, who represents the 17th Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly, where he has served since 2002.

Early life[edit]

Egan was born on February 27, 1938 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He attended St. Peter's High School and shortly thereafter joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (I.B.E.W.) Local Union 456.[2] He served on the New Brunswick City Council from 1982 to 2010 and was council president for nine years.[2][3]

New Jersey Assembly[edit]

In November 2001, Egan was elected to the General Assembly from the 17th District succeeding Bob Smith who was elected to the State Senate and Jerry Green who was redistricted to the 22nd District. From 2002 to 2010, Egan simultaneously held a seat in the New Jersey General Assembly and on the New Brunswick City Council. This dual position, often called double dipping, had been allowed under a grandfather clause in the state law enacted by the New Jersey Legislature and signed into law by Governor of New Jersey Jon Corzine in September 2007 that prevents dual-office-holding but allows those who had held both positions as of February 1, 2008, to retain both posts.[4]

Committees[3][edit]

  • Labor, Chair
  • Telecommunications and Utilities

Personal life[edit]

Egan is Business Manager for the I.B.E.W. Local 456.[3] He is a former president of the union's executive board.[2] Egan continues to reside in New Brunswick with his wife Yolanda, married since 1959. They have four children and seven grandchildren.[2][5] His son Kevin succeeded him on the New Brunswick City Council after Egan retired from it in 2010.[6][7] Egan is a member of the St. Peter The Apostle Church Parish and is a former vice president of the parish council.[2]. His son-in-law is Craig Biggio. Egan's grandson, Cavan Biggio, is a second baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays.

District 17[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 17th District for the 218th Legislature:

Electoral History[edit]

New Jersey Assembly[edit]

New Jersey general election, 2017[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joseph V. Egan 29,149 36.0 Increase 2.1
Democratic Joe Danielsen 28,425 35.1 Increase 1.2
Republican Robert A. Quinn 11,317 14.0 Decrease 2.0
Republican Nadine Wilkins 11,131 13.8 Increase 0.1
It’s Our Time Michael Habib 875 1.1 N/A
Total votes 80,897 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2015[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joseph V. Egan 13,444 33.9 Increase 1.4
Democratic Joseph F. Danielsen 13,426 33.9 Increase 2.0
Republican Robert Mettler 6,362 16.0 Decrease 2.8
Republican Brajesh Singh 5,430 13.7 Decrease 3.1
Green Molly O’Brien 985 2.5 N/A
Total votes 39,647 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2013[10]>
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joseph V. Egan 23,763 32.5 Increase 0.6
Democratic Upendra Chivukula 23,331 31.9 Increase 0.6
Republican Carlo DiLalla 13,762 18.8 Increase 0.6
Republican Sanjay Patel 12,281 16.8 Decrease 1.9
Total votes 73,137 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2011[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joseph V. Egan 15,165 31.9
Democratic Upendra Chivukula 14,862 31.3
Republican Robert S. Mettler 8,876 18.7
Republican Carlo A. DiLalla 8,627 18.2
Total votes 47,530 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2009[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joseph V. Egan 29,876 32.4 Increase 1.2
Democratic Upendra J. Chivukula 28,030 30.4 Increase 0.5
Republican Anthony Mazzola 18,023 19.5 Decrease 0.1
Republican Salim A. Nathoo 16,419 17.8 Decrease 1.6
Total votes 92,348 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2007[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joseph V. Egan 16,456 31.2 Decrease 2.8
Democratic Upendra J. Chivukula 15,765 29.9 Decrease 2.5
Republican Matthew "Skip" House 10,324 19.6 Increase 1.5
Republican Leonard J. Messineo 10,257 19.4 Increase 3.9
Total votes 52,802 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2005[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joseph V. Egan 29,601 34.0 Increase 5.2
Democratic Upendra J. Chivukula 28,239 32.4 Increase 3.9
Republican Catherine J. Barrier 15,748 18.1 Decrease 1.5
Republican Salim A. Nathoo 13,507 15.5 Decrease 2.7
Total votes 87,095 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2003[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joseph V. Egan 16,143 28.8 Decrease 5.0
Democratic Upendra Chivukula 15,956 28.5 Decrease 3.4
Republican Catherine J. Barrier 10,988 19.6 Increase 2.4
Republican Scott Johnkins 10,206 18.2 Increase 1.1
Green Josephine M. Giaimo 1,388 2.5 N/A
Green David Hochfelder 1,298 2.3 N/A
Total votes 55,979 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2001[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joseph V. Egan 27,948 33.8
Democratic Upendra J. Chivukula 26,374 31.9
Republican Catherine Barrier 14,161 17.2
Republican Anthony Mazzola 14,085 17.1
Total votes 82,568 100.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Democratic Leadership". Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on 29 October 2008. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e Manual of the Legislature of New Jersey - Two Hundred and Eleventh Legislature (First Session) (PDF). Skinder-Strauss Associates. 2004. pp. 268–269. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Assemblyman Egan's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed October 6, 2012.
  4. ^ via Associated Press. "N.J. Lawmakers keep double dipping" Archived 2008-03-25 at the Wayback Machine, WPVI-TV, March 4, 2008. Accessed June 4, 2009.
  5. ^ "Assemblyman Joseph V. Egan Bio Page". NJ Assembly Majority Office. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  6. ^ Haydon, Tom (June 8, 2010). "New Brunswick Mayor James Cahill fends off Democratic primary challenge". NJ Advance Media for NJ.com. Retrieved September 5, 2015. Egan, a union leader and president of the city parking authority, is the son of Assemblyman and long-time councilman a Joseph Egan, who did not seek re-election to the council.
  7. ^ "Meet the Members". City of New Brunswick. 2014. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  8. ^ "2017-official-general-election-results-general-assembly.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 May 2019. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  9. ^ "2015-official-ge-results-nj-general-assembly.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 April 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  10. ^ "2013-official-general-election-results-general-assembly.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 November 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  11. ^ "2011-official-gen-elect-gen-assembly-results-121411.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 November 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  12. ^ "2009-official-gen-elect-gen-assembly-tallies-120109.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 December 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  13. ^ "2007-official-general-election-tallies(ga)-12.12.07.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  14. ^ "05831236.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 October 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  15. ^ "2003g_a_candidate_tally.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  16. ^ "2001-general-elect-gen-assembly-tallies.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 May 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2019.

External links[edit]

New Jersey General Assembly
Preceded by
Jerry Green
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 17th District
January 8, 2002 – Present
With: Upendra J. Chivukula, Joseph Danielsen
Succeeded by
Incumbent