Vincent J. Polistina

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Vincent J. Polistina
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
from the 2nd district
In office
January 8, 2008 – January 10, 2012
Serving with John F. Amodeo
Preceded by Jim Whelan
Succeeded by Chris A. Brown
Personal details
Born (1971-06-10) June 10, 1971 (age 45)
Spouse(s) Carolyn Polistina
Residence Egg Harbor Township
Website Legislative web page

Vincent J. Polistina (born June 10, 1971) is an American Republican politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly, where he represented the 2nd Legislative District from 2008 to 2012.

Polistina served in the Assembly on the Health and Senior Services Committee and the Tourism and Gaming Committee.[1]

A lifelong resident of Atlantic County, Polistina grew up in Galloway Township and graduated from Absegami High School in 1989.[2] He lives in Egg Harbor Township with his wife Carolyn and their three children.[3]

Polistina received a B.A. from Rutgers University with a major in Bioenvironmental Engineering. He is owner of the engineering firm of Polistina and Associates, L.L.C.[1]

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.[4] His Assembly seat was filled by Chris A. Brown.[5]

Election history[edit]

New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Whelan (incumbent) 24,075 53.4
Republican Vincent J. Polistina 20,997 46.6
Democratic hold


  1. ^ a b Assemblyman Polistina's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed March 31, 2008.
  2. ^ 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."
  3. ^ Vince Polistina biography, Team for Change. Accessed March 5, 2010.
  4. ^ 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."
  5. ^ "Turnover in N.J. Legislature is slight". Asbury Park Press. 2012-01-10. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 
  6. ^ Official List Candidate Returns for State Senate For November 2011 General Election, New Jersey Department of State, December 14, 2011. Accessed January 7, 2012.

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