Rose Marie Heck

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Rose Marie Heck
Mayor of Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
In office
January 1, 2008 – December 31, 2015
Preceded by Ronald Jones
Succeeded by Jack DeLorenzo
In office
January 1, 1988 – December 31, 1995
Preceded by William Imken
Succeeded by William J. Torre
New Jersey State Assemblywoman from the General Assembly's 38th legislative district
In office
January 1, 1991 – December 31, 2003
Preceded by Pat Schuber
Succeeded by Joan Voss
Personal details
Born (1932-08-04) August 4, 1932 (age 85)
Political party Republican

Rose Marie Heck (born August 4, 1932), commonly known as Rose Heck among residents, is an American Republican Party politician, who is the former four-term mayor of Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey. Heck also served in the New Jersey General Assembly, where she represented the 38th legislative district from 1991 to 2003. Heck represented a district which covers an area between the Passaic and Hudson Rivers in suburban Bergen County. In the 2003 general election, Heck lost to Joseph Coniglio, the Democratic Party candidate for the office of State Senate for District 38.[1]

Heck had been elected in 1991 to fill the assembly seat vacated by Pat Schuber stepped down to serve as County Executive of Bergen County.[2]

In the Assembly, Heck served as Majority Conference Leader from 2000–01 and Policy and Regulatory Oversight Chair from 1996-99. She served in the Assembly on the Appropriations Committee, the Family, Women & Children's Services Committee and the Joint Committee on the Public Schools.[3]

Heck served on the South West Community Development Committee since 1970 and was its chair from 1983-90. She was the Mayor of Hasbrouck Heights from 1988–95, and served on the borough's Planning Board during that period. Heck served on the Hasbrouck Heights Council from 1985–87 and on the Hasbrouck Heights Zoning Board from 1978-84. She was a Commissioner on the Bergen County Utility Authority Commissioner from 1989–91 and was the County Community Development Committee Chair from 1987-90.[3] On November 6, 2007, Heck was elected for her third term as Mayor of Hasbrouck Heights, defeating Councilmembers Democrat Maryetta Saccomano and Independent Carol J. Skiba.[4]


  1. ^ Kornacki, Steve. In huge win for McGreevey, Democrats win control of Senate, gain six Assembly seats, National Organization for Women New Jersey, November 5, 2003. Accessed July 27, 2007. "former Fair Lawn Mayor Robert Gordon and Fort Lee Councilwoman Joan Voss won the 38th districts seats of Heck and Green Party Assemblyman Matt Ahearn."
  2. ^ Biography, Rose Marie Heck. Accessed August 28, 2007.
  3. ^ a b Assemblywoman Heck's Government Website at the Wayback Machine (archived February 8, 2004), New Jersey Legislature. Accessed July 27, 2007.
  4. ^ Gartland, Michael. "Heights rivals spar right down to the wire", The Record (Bergen County), November 7, 2007. Accessed November 7, 2007. "Rose Heck, the Republican candidate for mayor, defeated both Saccomano and Skiba on Tuesday."

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