John J. Burzichelli
John J. Burzichelli (born November 14, 1954) is an American Democratic Party politician, who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since January 8, 2002, where he represents the 3rd Legislative District. He has been the Deputy Speaker of the Assembly since January 10, 2006.
|Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 3rd District|
|Assumed office |
January 8, 2002
Serving with Adam Taliaferro
|Preceded by||Gary Stuhltrager|
|Deputy Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly|
|Assumed office |
January 10, 2006
|Leader||Joseph J. Roberts |
|Preceded by||Herb Conaway|
|Chairman of the New Jersey General Assembly Appropriations Committee|
|Assumed office |
January 10, 2012
|Preceded by||Nellie Pou|
|Chairman of the New Jersey General Assembly Gaming Committee|
January 8, 2008 – January 10, 2012
|Mayor of Paulsboro, New Jersey|
January 1, 1996 – December 31, 2011
|Preceded by||James A. Sabetta|
|Succeeded by||Jeffery Hamilton|
|Born||November 14, 1954|
|Residence||Paulsboro, New Jersey|
New Jersey AssemblyEdit
Burzichelli was the Assistant Majority Leader during the 2004-05 session and has been the Assembly's Deputy Speaker since 2006. Burzichelli had been the Mayor of Paulsboro from 1996 until 2011. From 2002 until 2011, he served as both mayor and Assemblyman which was allowed in New Jersey until 2007 when dual mandates were banned. Burzichelli was grandfathered under the law passed and allowed to continue serve in both posts until he stepped down from the mayoral post in 2011. He was president of Paulsboro Chamber of Commerce and a member of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Executive Board. In the 2011 apportionment based on the results of the 2010 United States Census, Republican Domenick DiCicco was moved from the 4th Legislative District into District 3. Burzichelli (with 25,172 votes) and Celeste Riley (23,960) won re-election, defeating DiCicco (20,268) and his running mate Bob Villare (20,528). DiCicco's loss made his seat the only gain by the Democrats in the Assembly in the 2011 election cycle. In December 2016, Burzichelli was one of several Catholic elected officials who supported legislation legalizing assisted suicide, saying that state residents should be able to make their own decisions on a matter that "is about choice". In 2019 the Assisted Suicide bill passed the legislature.
- Tourism and Gaming 
- Homeland Security and State Preparedness
- Joint Budget Oversight
- Legislative Services Commission
Burzichelli is a long-time resident of Paulsboro. His father, John D. Burzichelli also served as mayor of the borough. He is a 1972 graduate of Paulsboro High School. Burzichelli makes a brief cameo in Kevin Smith's film Jersey Girl, parts of which were filmed in Paulsboro. He is owner / producer / distributor of Hill Studio & Scenic. He is as a former movie producer and wrestling promoter. He owns a number of antique fire engines using them for both business (Hill Studio) and pleasure and is a member of the Glasstown Antique Fire Brigade. He also owns the remnants of the Ward LaFrance a now-defunct fire engine manufacturer. Several of his antique fire engines are Ward LaFrance models of varying years. Burzichelli co-authored the book Ward LaFrance Fire Trucks: 1918-1978 Photo Archive. One of his fire trucks, formerly owned by Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, is displayed on the cover. He is one of the founding members of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Paulsboro and a former President of the Greater Paulsboro Chamber of Commerce. Burzichelli is the co-host of the show Eye on Paulsboro which has been on cable for over 25 years.
New Jersey's 3rd Legislative District comprises of parts of Gloucester County, Salem County, and Cumberland County. The representatives from the 3rd District to the 218th New Jersey Legislature are:
|Democratic||John Burzichelli (Incumbent)|
|Democratic||Adam Taliaferro (Incumbent)|
|Democratic||John Burzichelli (Incumbent)||31,853||30.3||1.8|
|Democratic||Adam Taliaferro (Incumbent)||30,733||29.2||2.1|
|Republican||Philip J. Donohue||21,758||20.7||1.6|
|Republican||Linwood H. Donelson III||20,181||19.2||1.2|
|One for All||Edward R. Durr||589||0.6||N/A|
|Democratic||John Burzichelli (Incumbent)||20,507||28.5||0.5|
|Democratic||Adam Taliaferro (Incumbent)||19,480||27.1||0.2|
|Republican||Samuel J. Maccarone Jr.||16,063||22.3||0.3|
|Republican||Leroy P. Pierce III||14,715||20.4||2.0|
|The People's Voice||John Kalnas||1,223||1.7||N/A|
|Democratic||John Burzichelli (Incumbent)||31,049||28.0||0.0|
|Democratic||Celeste Riley (Incumbent)||29,870||26.9||0.3|
|Democratic||John Burzichelli (Incumbent)||25,172||28.0|
|Democratic||Celeste Riley (Incumbent)||23,960||26.6|
|Republican||Domenick DiCicco (Incumbent)||20,268||22.5|
|Democratic||John Burzichelli (Incumbent)||35,423||28.3||1.2|
|Democratic||Celeste Riley (Incumbent)||31,888||25.5||3.8|
|Democratic||John Burzichelli (Incumbent)||30,222||29.5||0.1|
|Democratic||Douglas H. Fisher (Incumbent)||30,078||29.3||0.2|
|Democratic||John Burzichelli (Incumbent)||35,339||29.6||4.3|
|Democratic||Douglas H. Fisher (Incumbent)||35,265||29.5||4.1|
|Republican||Phillip S. Rhudy||24,140||20.2||3.2|
|Republican||James W. Zee III||23,297||19.5||3.0|
|Democratic||Douglas H. Fisher (Incumbent)||27,178||25.4||2.7|
|Democratic||John Burzichelli (Incumbent)||27,110||25.3||1.3|
|Democratic||Douglas H. Fisher (Incumbent)||31,886||28.1|
|Democratic||John Burzichelli (Incumbent)||30,213||26.6|
|Republican||Michael H. Facemyer||25,823||22.8|
|Republican||Harold U. Johnson||25,509||22.5|
|Republican||Jack Collins (Incumbent)||28,609||31.0||5.3|
|Republican||Gary Stuhltrager (Incumbent)||24,573||26.6||7.5|
- via Associated Press. "N.J. Lawmakers keep double dipping", WPVI-TV, March 4, 2008. Accessed June 4, 2009.
- Assemblyman Burzichelli's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed August 25, 2016.
- Official List Candidate Returns for General Assembly For November 2011 General Election, New Jersey Department of State, December 6, 2011. Accessed April 27, 2017.
- Staff. "N.J. legislative elections results: Democrats fend off GOP funding, Christie campaigning", The Star-Ledger, November 9, 2011. Accessed December 12, 2011. "The Democrats' sole gain came thanks to redistricting. Assemblyman Domenick DiCicco (R-Gloucester), the only Republican to win a Democrat-held seat two years ago, was shifted into a district with two Democratic incumbents and immediately faced an uphill battle to stay in the Legislature."
- Alex, Patricia. "Catholic lawmakers support assisted suicide despite faith", The Record (Bergen County), December 13, 2016. Accessed July 15, 2019. "'I don’t view the Catholic Church as an adversary,' said Assemblyman John Burzichelli, who sponsored the assisted suicide bill. Burzichelli is a Catholic but says the church opposition didn’t give him pause as he gathered input on the legislation. 'This is about choice,' he said."
- "Assemblyman John J. Burzichelli (D)". Wayback Machine. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
- Pensiero, Nicole (October 21, 1990). "Paulsboro Puts Its Pride On Line". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
Burzichelli, son of Paulsboro Mayor John D. Burzichelli, is one such believer. A 1972 graduate of Paulsboro High School, he knows his community well and is unflinching in his willingness to discuss the town's problems as well as its strengths.
- Home page, 5OnTheWeb.com. Accessed January 16, 2014.
- Legislative Roster 2016-2017 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed August 25, 2016.
- "NJ General Assembly 03". Our Campaigns. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
- "2017-official-general-election-results-general-assembly.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
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- "2007-official-general-election-tallies(ga)-12.12.07.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
- "05831236.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
- "2003g_a_candidate_tally.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
- "2001-general-elect-gen-assembly-tallies.pdf" (PDF). Retrieved 30 March 2019.
- "1999-general-elect-gen-assembly-candidate-tallies.pdf" (PDF). Retrieved 30 March 2019.
- Assemblyman Burzichelli's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature
- New Jersey Legislature financial disclosure forms
- Assembly Member John J. Burzichelli, Project Vote Smart
- New Jersey Voter Information Website 2003
|New Jersey General Assembly|
| Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 3rd District
January 8, 2002 – present
With: Douglas H. Fisher, Celeste Riley, Adam Taliaferro
James A. Sabetta
| Mayor of Paulsboro, New Jersey
January 1, 1996 – December 31, 2011
W. Jeffery Hamilton