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  Diegnan, Jr., Patrick
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<-  2017-01-01  
 
NamePatrick Diegnan, Jr.
Address128 Smith Street
South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080, United States
EmailNone
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Born March 19, 1949 (71 years)
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InfoSenator Diegnan was born March 19, 1949. He attended Sacred Heart Grammar School and South Plainfield High School. He graduated from Seton Hall University in 1970, and earned a juris doctorate at Seton Hall Law School in 1973.

Mr. Diegnan was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 1974, and has a private law practice in South Plainfield.

A former instructor of law and accounting at Middlesex County College, Mr. Diegnan has sponsored numerous bills supporting education including the New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Rewards Scholarship (NJSTARS) program, which helps eligible students with county and four-year public college tuition. He sponsored tenure reform legislation that protects teacher bargaining rights while ensuring accountability in the classroom. He also sponsored legislation protecting student athletes by requiring school districts to develop policies to address concussions and to detect risk factors for cardiomyopathy and cardiac arrest.

Mr. Diegnan joined the Senate on May 9, 2017, filling a vacancy. He won re-election that November. He previously served eight terms in the Assembly. The senator is married to Anita Carchia. They have two daughters, Heather and Tara, and four grandchildren: Vanessa, Alexa, Brooke and Andrew.

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  06/08/2021 NJ Senate 18 - D Primary ???
  01/14/2020 Budget and Appropriations Committee Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/09/2018 Budget and Appropriations Committee Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/09/2018 NJ State Senate Transportation Committee Won 14.29% (+0.00%)
  11/07/2017 NJ State Senate 18 Won 65.62% (+31.23%)
  11/08/2016 NJ State Senate 18 - Special Election Won 61.74% (+23.47%)
  05/09/2016 NJ State Senate 18 - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/2015 NJ General Assembly 18 Won 31.92% (+0.28%)
  11/08/2013 NJ Assembly Parliamentarian Won 60.00% (+20.00%)
  11/05/2013 NJ General Assembly 18 Won 27.07% (+0.88%)
  11/10/2011 NJ Assembly Parliamentarian Won 60.00% (+20.00%)
  11/08/2011 NJ General Assembly 18 Won 28.41% (+0.00%)
  11/10/2009 NJ Assembly Parliamentarian Won 58.75% (+17.50%)
  11/03/2009 NJ General Assembly 18 Won 25.60% (+0.00%)
  11/08/2007 NJ Assembly Parliamentarian Won 60.00% (+20.00%)
  11/06/2007 NJ General Assembly 18 Won 28.78% (+0.36%)
  06/05/2007 NJ General Assembly 18 - D Primary Won 49.66% (+0.00%)
  01/03/2006 Parlimentarian Won 61.25% (+22.50%)
  11/08/2005 NJ General Assembly 18 Won 29.10% (+0.00%)
  11/04/2003 NJ General Assembly 18 Won 26.68% (+0.00%)
  11/06/2001 NJ General Assembly 18 Won 31.07% (+0.00%)
  06/26/2001 NJ General Assembly 18 - D Primary Won 47.73% (+0.00%)
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  01/14/2020 Budget and Appropriations Chair Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  01/28/2019 Transportation Committee Won 0.00% (-100.00%)
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NJ General Assembly 18 - Appointment - Jan 12, 2021 D Sterley Stanley
NJ Question 1 (Marijuana Legalization) - Nov 03, 2020 YES Yes