Personal understanding. Proven experience. Real results. Those are the reasons to keep Gerry Cardinale working for us.

Gerry CardinaleGerry Cardinale is the best choice for State Senator because he brings both real-life experience and an understanding of our concerns to the job of representing our families, seniors and children.

Gerry Cardinale is a husband, father and grandfather who understands exactly what it means to worry about meeting the bills and leaving a better Bergen County for future generations.

He is our neighbor and a longtime member of our community who cares about protecting our quality of life. And he is a taxpayer like us who’s tired of rising property taxes and the politicians who just raise taxes instead of cutting spending.

It’s this understanding that has led Gerry Cardinale to become one of Trenton’s strongest voices for taxpayers as our State Senator.He is has led the fight to reduce wasteful government spending, bring real tax reform to New Jersey, and end the corrupt pay-to-play politics that are costing taxpayers a fortune.

Gerry Cardinale also has a deep commitment to ensuring that the Bergen County we leave for our children is better than the Bergen County we live in today. That is why he is always using his position in the State Senate to fight for our local needs.

He was the only State Senator to oppose the FAA’s disastrous plan to re-route air traffic over the Pascack Valley. He’s fighting New York State to clean up their pollution of river town waterways. And he’s working to stop the sale of the Turnpike and Parkway to protect local toll payers.

Most importantly, Gerry Cardinale is a proven and tested voice – someone who has earned our trust and support.

Born: February 27, 1934

B.S. St. John’s University (Chemistry)
D.D.S. New York University


Public/Party Service:
Republican National Convention Delegate 1992, 1988, 1984
N.J. Republican State Platform Committee 1983
Borough of Demarest, Mayor 1975-79, Planning Board 1975
Demarest Board of Education 1967-73, President 1969-71

Legislative Service:
Senate 1982-present, Deputy Majority Leader 1994-2001, Majority Whip 1992-93, Assistant Minority Leader 1987-89, Minority Whip 1985-86
General Assembly 1980-81

Awards and Recognition

  • 72 Legislator of the Year Awards
  • Nationally recognized and honored for his outstanding work involving “40 State Rule” being applied in NJ to force competition in the insurance industry.
  • Co-Prime sponsor of the state’s mental heath bill
  • Prime sponsor and author of Megans Law
  • The leader with tort reform involving auto insurance and helping physicians with malpractice issues that were driving them out of NJ
  • Led the fight to reopen Pascack Valley Hospital: A proven tested voice