Vincent J. Polistina
|Vincent J. Polistina|
|Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
from the 2nd district
January 8, 2008 – January 10, 2012
Serving with John F. Amodeo
|Preceded by||Jim Whelan|
|Succeeded by||Chris A. Brown|
|Born||June 10, 1971|
|Residence||Egg Harbor Township|
|Website||Legislative web page|
Polistina served in the Assembly on the Health and Senior Services Committee and the Tourism and Gaming Committee.
A lifelong resident of Atlantic County, Polistina grew up in Galloway Township and graduated from Absegami High School in 1989. He lives in Egg Harbor Township with his wife Carolyn and their three children.
Polistina ran for the New Jersey Senate in the 2nd district, losing to incumbent Democrat Jim Whelan in the state's most expensive race, with more than $3 million spent by both candidates. His Assembly seat was filled by Chris A. Brown.
|Democratic||Jim Whelan (incumbent)||24,075||53.4|
|Republican||Vincent J. Polistina||20,997||46.6|
- Assemblyman Polistina's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed March 31, 2008.
- Prisament, Steve. "Longtime engineer replaced in Galloway", The Current of Galloway Township, January 9, 2013. Accessed November 18, 2013. "Polistina, a former state assemblyman from Atlantic County, said Tuesday, Jan. 8 that he grew up in Galloway attending township public schools and graduating from Absegami High School in 1989."
- Vince Polistina biography, Team for Change. Accessed March 5, 2010.
- Dopp, Terence; and Young, Elise. "Christie Says Election ‘No Big Shocker,’ Blames Political Map", Bloomberg Businessweek, November 9, 2011. Accessed January 7, 2012. "Senator Jim Whelan, a Democrat from Atlantic City who voted for the pension package, beat Republican Assemblyman Vince Polistina, 54 percent to 46 percent.... The Whelan-Polistina race was the most expensive in the state, with $3.8 million raised and $3.2 million spent through Oct. 25, election records show."
- "Turnover in N.J. Legislature is slight". Asbury Park Press. 2012-01-10. Retrieved 2012-01-20.
- Official List Candidate Returns for State Senate For November 2011 General Election, New Jersey Department of State, December 14, 2011. Accessed January 7, 2012.