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Preceded by  Gordon MacInnes
Website  Legislative web page
Party  Republican Party
Preceded by  Rodney Frelinghuysen
Name  Anthony Bucco
Succeeded by  Rick Merkt
Political party  Republican
Role  American Politician
Children  Tony Bucco
Spouse(s)  Helen Jayne (m. 1959)
Education  Lycoming College

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Born  February 24, 1938 (age 77) (1938-02-24)
Occupation  President, Baker/Titan Adhesives
Residence  Boonton Township, New Jersey, United States

Jersey Matters Senator Anthony Bucco

Anthony R. Bucco (born February 24, 1938) is an American Republican Party politician who has served in the New Jersey State Senate since 1998, where he represents the 25th Legislative District.


Personal life

Bucco was born on February 24, 1938 and has lived in the town of Boonton for most of his life. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1957 until 1965.

Bucco now resides in Boonton Township, New Jersey. He married the former Helen Jayne in 1959 and had one son, Anthony Mark. In the 2009 legislative elections, Tony was elected to the seat in the General Assembly previously held by his father.

Political career

Bucco served in various local offices before entering the State Legislature. He served on the town of Boonton's Board of Aldermen from 1978 through 1983, served as the town's mayor from 1984 through 1989, and was elected to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 1989 through 1992. Bucco has served on the steering committee of the Morris County Economic Development Commission.

Before entering the Senate, Bucco served in the General Assembly, the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature, from 1995 to 1998, where he served as Assistant Majority Whip from 1996 to 1998. Bucco was first selected by district Republican committee and sworn in January 1995, to fill the remainder of the unexpired term of Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, who resigned his Assembly seat following his election to Congress. During the unexpired term, he served alongside Arthur R. Albohn in the 25th district. In his first Republican primary, Bucco and running mate Michael Patrick Carroll defeated his successor in the Assembly Rick Merkt and then-Freeholder Chris Christie along with two other candidates. Bucco and Carroll were easily elected in the general election and served one full two-year term.

In the 1997 Senate election, Bucco defeated one-term incumbent Democratic Senator Gordon MacInnes. Bucco has served in the Senate as Deputy Minority Leader since 2008. He has previously been the Co-Republican Majority Leader from 2002 to 2003 and the Assistant Majority Leader from 2000 to 2001.

Bucco serves in the Senate on the Joint Budget Oversight, Budget and Appropriations, and Labor committees. In January 2009, he was appointed by Senate Minority Leader Thomas Kean, Jr. as the Republican Budget Officer of the Senate. As Republican Budget Officer, Senator Bucco is the ranking Republican member of the Budget and Appropriations Committee and he is the caucus' chief spokesman on budget and state finance issues.

District 25

Each of the forty districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly. The other representatives from the 25th district for the 2014-2015 Legislative Session are:

  • Assemblyman Tony Bucco, and
  • Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll
  • References

    Anthony Bucco Wikipedia

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