Mary Pat Angelini

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Mary Pat Angelini
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
from the 11th district
In office
January 8, 2008 – January 12, 2016
Preceded bySteve Corodemus
Sean T. Kean
Succeeded byJoann Downey
Eric Houghtaling
Personal details
Born (1954-12-08) December 8, 1954 (age 65)
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Robert Angelini
ChildrenToni and Robert, Jr.
ResidenceOcean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey
Alma materB.S.W. East Tennessee State University (Social work)
M.P.A. Fairleigh Dickinson University (Public Administration)
OccupationCEO, Preferred Behavioral Health Group

Mary Pat Angelini (born December 8, 1954) is an American Republican Party politician, who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from January 8, 2008 to January 12, 2016, where she represented the 11th Legislative District.

Angelini served in the Assembly on the Human Services Committee and the Health and Senior Services Committee.[1]

Angelini graduated with a Bachelor of Social Welfare from East Tennessee State University in social work and an M.P.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Since 1992 she has served as Executive Director of Prevention First which, using legislative grants that she helped pass, urged that educational programs and services to schools, businesses, and community organizations counter what she characterized as the negative effects of drug abuse and violence.[2] Her work there led her to become an advocate against the legalization of recreational marijuana in the State.[3][4] Angelini is a resident of Ocean Township, Monmouth County.[5]

The Assemblywoman has sponsored legislation to establish an Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights in New Jersey.[6] The bill was signed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie early in 2011.[7] The law encourages school districts to better investigate reports of bullying and was drafted in response to the suicide of Tyler Clementi.[8]

Angelini and running mate Caroline Casagrande were defeated in their 2015 re-election bid to Democratic challengers Joann Downey and Eric Houghtaling.[9]


  1. ^ "Assemblywoman Angelini's legislative webpage". New Jersey Legislature. Archived from the original on December 21, 2015. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
  2. ^ About Prevention First Archived 2011-05-22 at the Wayback Machine, Prevention First. Accessed November 17, 2010.
  3. ^ Angelini, Mary Pat (March 12, 2015). "ANGELINI: Legalized marijuana wrong for N.J." Asbury Park Press. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  4. ^ Mazzola, Jessica (February 25, 2015). "Group starts fight to keep legal pot out of N.J." NJ Advance Media for Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  5. ^ "Deputy Conference Leader Mary Pat Angelini - New Jersey Assembly Republicans". New Jersey Assembly Republicans. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  6. ^ NJ To Have Toughest Anti-Bullying Law In Nation Archived 2011-07-24 at the Wayback Machine WPIX. Accessed November 17, 2010.
  7. ^ N.J. Gov. Christie approves toughest anti-bullying law in the country, Accessed March 7, 2011.
  8. ^ [1], Accessed March 7, 2011.
  9. ^ Brent Johnson (November 4, 2015). "Democrats oust Republicans in Assembly's 11th District".

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New Jersey General Assembly
Preceded by
Steve Corodemus
Sean T. Kean
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 11th District
January 8, 2008 – January 12, 2016
With: Dave Rible, Caroline Casagrande
Succeeded by
Joann Downey
Eric Houghtaling