Vince Mazzeo

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Vince Mazzeo
Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo.png
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 2nd District
Assumed office
January 14, 2014
Serving with John Armato
Preceded byJohn Amodeo
Chair of the Assembly State and Local Government Committee
Assumed office
January 9, 2018
Preceded byTroy Singleton[1]
Mayor of Northfield Township, New Jersey
In office
January 1, 2008 – January 14, 2014
Preceded byFrank Perri[2]
Succeeded byJerry McGee
Personal details
Born (1964-01-06) January 6, 1964 (age 55)
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Gerri Mazzeo
Children2
ResidenceNorthfield
Alma materGlassboro State College
WebsiteLegislative Website

Vincent Mazzeo (born January 6, 1964) is an American Democratic Party politician who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since January 14, 2014, representing the 2nd Legislative District.

Early life[edit]

Mazzeo is part owner of B.F. Mazzeo, a grocery store.[3] Prior to serving as mayor, Mazzeo served on the Northfield City Council from 2003 until 2007 and was the president of the council.[4] He then served as Mayor from 2008-2014. He received a bachelor's degree from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) and is married to Gerri. They have two children.[5]

New Jersey Assembly[edit]

In the 2013 elections, Mazzeo ran for a seat in the General Assembly[6] and was declared the winner by 32 votes over Republican Party incumbent John F. Amodeo.[3][7] Amodeo filed for a recount after Mazzeo had been declared the winner by a margin of 38 votes among the more than 100,000 ballots cast[8] and conceded to Mazzeo shortly after a month-long process showed Mazzeo ahead by 51 votes.[9] With Republican Chris A. Brown leaving the Assembly to run for Senate in the November 2017 general election, Mazzeo and his running mate, newcomer John Armato, defeated Republican challengers Vince Sera and Brenda Taube to win both Assembly seats from the district for the Democrats.[10]

Tenure[edit]

Mazzeo has said he might challenge Chris A. Brown for New Jersey Senate in 2021.[11]

Committee Assignments[edit]

  • Regulated Professions[12]
  • Tourism and Gaming
  • State and Local Government
  • Law and Public Safety

District 2[edit]

Each of the 40 districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly. The 2nd Legislative District encompasses parts of Atlantic County, New Jersey. The current representatives from this district to the 218th New Jersey Legislature are:[13]

Electoral History[edit]

Assembly[edit]

2019 New Jersey General Assembly election for the 2nd Legislative District[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Vince Mazzeo (Incumbent)
Democratic John Armato (Incumbent)
Republican Phil Guenther
Republican John W. Risley
Total votes
2017 New Jersey General Assembly election for the 2nd Legislative District[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Vince Mazzeo (Incumbent) 27,601 28.6 Increase 3.1
Democratic John Armato 25,683 26.6 Increase 2.2
Republican Vince Sera 20,814 21.5 Decrease 5.0
Republican Brenda Taube 20,611 21.3 Decrease 2.3
Independent, Honest, Reliable Heather Gordon 1,208 1.3 N/A
Green Mico Lucide 718 0.7 N/A
Total votes 96,635 100.0
2015 New Jersey General Assembly election for the 2nd Legislative District[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Chris Brown (Incumbent) 18,959 26.5 Increase 0.9
Democratic Vincent Mazzeo (Incumbent) 18,279 25.5 Increase 0.7
Democratic Colin Bell 17,433 24.4 Increase 0.9
Republican Will Pauls 16,907 23.6 Decrease 1.1
Total votes 71,578 100.0
2013 New Jersey General Assembly election for the 2nd Legislative District[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Chris Brown (Incumbent) 26,022 25.6 Decrease 1.5
Democratic Vincent Mazzeo 25,182 24.77 Increase 1.8
Republican John F. Amodeo (Incumbent) 25,131 24.72 Decrease 4.5
Democratic Nick Russo 23,921 23.5 Increase 2.8
Brownie Plus Me Gary Stein 1,394 1.4 N/A
Total votes 101,650 100.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Jersey Legislature Committees and Membership 2016-2017 Legislative Session". njleg.state.nj.us. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Northfield City Council". City of Northfield. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b Rosenberg, Amy S. "Democrat appears winner in close N.J. Assembly race", The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 22, 2012 . Accessed January 15, 2014.
  4. ^ Staff. "The Buzz; A look at the lighter, quirky and colorful side of the news", The Press of Atlantic City, December 14, 2006. Accessed January 15, 2014. "Before Tuesday night's public Northfield City Council meeting, Council President Vince Mazzeo pounded his gavel loudly to bring the meeting to order."
  5. ^ "Assemblyman Vincent Mazzeo Bio Page". NJ Assembly Majority Office. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  6. ^ Tyrrell, Joe. "Candidates in Atlantic City-Based 2nd District Hope Lady Luck Smiles on Campaigns", NJ Spotlight, October 10, 2013. Accessed January 15, 2014. "Northfield Mayor Vince Mazzeo, who also runs a family grocery, and Longport Mayor Nick Russo, a law- enforcement veteran, match up against Amodeo, a semi-retired crane operator, and Brown, an attorney."
  7. ^ Johnson, Brent. "N.J. Politics Roundup: Override of Christie's pig veto stalls; immigrant tuition bill advances", The Star-Ledger, November 19, 2013. Accessed January 15, 2014. "With all votes counted, Democrat Vince Mazzeo leads the tight state Assembly race in Atlantic County by a mere 32 votes, according to a campaign consultant."
  8. ^ Harper, Derek. "Assemblyman Amodeo seeks recount in close loss of 2nd District seat", The Press of Atlantic City, November 20, 2013. Accessed January 15, 2014. "Republican Assemblyman John Amodeo formally filed for a recount Wednesday in the race for a 2nd District Assembly seat. He said in court papers the Atlantic County Board of Elections erred in naming Democratic Northfield Mayor Vince Mazzeo a winner.... Certified results show that Mazzeo edged out Amodeo by just 38 votes out of more than 101,000 cast. "
  9. ^ Khemlani, Anjalee; and Campbell, Braden. "A month after election, Amodeo concedes 2nd District race to Mazzeo", The Press of Atlantic City, December 11, 2013. Accessed January 15, 2014. "Republican Assemblyman John Amodeo formally conceded his election loss to Democrat Vince Mazzeo on Tuesday afternoon, a full month after the general election and following numerous court hearings and a formal recount.... The results certified Tuesday by the Atlantic County Board of Elections showed Mazzeo defeated Amodeo by 51 votes, 25,182 to 25,131."
  10. ^ Hetrick, Christian. "Brown Beats Bell, Snatching a Senate Seat from Democrats", New York Observer, November 7, 2017. Accessed January 16, 2018. "Despite Brown’s victory, Democrats retained both Assembly seats. Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-Atlantic) hung onto his seat and his running mate, John Armato, won the other. Armato is a Buena Vista Township committeeman and U.S. Air Force veteran. Mazzeo had 28 percent of the vote and Armato had 26 percent. They beat Republicans Vince Sera and Brenda Taube."
  11. ^ "Mazzeo won't rule out Senate run". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  12. ^ "New Jersey Legislature Committees and Membership 2016-2017 Legislative Session". njleg.state.nj.us. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  13. ^ Legislative Roster 2018-2019 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed January 9, 2018.
  14. ^ "NJ General Assembly 02". Our Campaigns. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  15. ^ "2017-official-general-election-results-general-assembly.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  16. ^ "2015-official-ge-results-nj-general-assembly.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  17. ^ "General Election Results-Amended (3rd).xlsx" (PDF). Atlantic County Clerk. Retrieved 30 March 2019.

External links[edit]

New Jersey General Assembly
Preceded by
John F. Amodeo
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 2nd District
January 14, 2014 – Present
With: Chris A. Brown, John Armato
Succeeded by
Incumbent