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  Vitale, Joseph
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2011-01-01  
 
NameJoseph Vitale
Address54 High St.
Woodbridge, New Jersey 07095, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born November 10, 1954 (66 years)
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Dec 04, 2020 09:43am
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InfoSenator Vitale was born Nov. 10, 1954, in Elizabeth. He attended public schools in Woodbridge where he graduated from John F. Kennedy High School. He is president of Vitale Sign Corporation, a family-owned business founded in 1950. The Senate term to which he was elected Nov. 7, 2017, is his seventh.

Senator Vitale helped create KidCare, a health insurance program for children and later sponsored the law to expand that coverage to families, in what became FamilyCare. He sponsored bills to improve patient safety in health care facilities including enhanced systems for reporting medical errors, restricting the use of forced overtime for nurses, requiring the use of safe needles and creating protocols for responding to public health emergencies.

The senator sponsored laws establishing the crimes of bias intimidation and harassment, providing financial support for catastrophically injured crime victims and protecting citizens from identify theft. He sponsored the law eliminating charitable immunity as a defense in child abuse sex cases, established the Department of Children and Families, and a 2017 law allowing pharmacies to dispense the anti-overdose medication Naloxone over the counter.

Senator Vitale is a founding member of the Middlesex County Habitat for Humanity. He is a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, the Mandated Health Benefits Commission, the Foster and Adoptive Family Services Advisory Committee and the Staffing and Oversight Review Subcommittee of the Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect.

The Senator and his wife, Robin, have one daughter born in 2017.

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RACES
  06/08/2021 NJ State Senate 19 - D Primary ???
  01/14/2020 Health Committee Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/09/2018 Health Committee Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/09/2018 NJ State Senate Transportation Committee Won 14.29% (+0.00%)
  11/07/2017 NJ State Senate 19 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2013 NJ State Senate 19 Won 62.56% (+25.12%)
  11/08/2011 NJ State Senate 19 Won 66.86% (+33.71%)
  01/08/2008 NJ Senate Deputy Majority Leader Won 50.00% (+0.00%)
  11/06/2007 NJ State Senate 19 Won 66.37% (+32.75%)
  06/05/2007 NJ State Senate 19 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/12/2006 NJ Senate Deputy Majority Leader Won 50.00% (+0.00%)
  01/14/2004 NJ Senate Deputy Majority Leader Won 50.00% (+0.00%)
  11/04/2003 NJ State Senate 19 Won 65.46% (+30.91%)
  06/03/2003 NJ State Senate 19 - D Primary Won 94.40% (+88.80%)
  11/06/2001 NJ State Senate 19 Won 77.35% (+54.70%)
  11/04/1997 NJ State Senate 19 Won 60.21% (+20.43%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  01/28/2019 Transportation Committee Won 0.00% (-100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
NJ State Senate 20 - D Primary - Jun 08, 2021 D Joseph "Joe" Cryan
NJ Question 1 (Marijuana Legalization) - Nov 03, 2020 YES Yes
NJ US Senate - D Primary - Jun 03, 2008 D Robert E. Andrews
NJ Supreme Court Chief Justice - Jun 16, 2003 R Deborah T. Poritz