John J. Burzichelli
(born November 14, 1954) is an American Democratic Party politician
, who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly
since 2003, where he represents the 3rd legislative district
. He has been the Assistant Majority Leader since 2004.
Burzichelli is the Assembly's Deputy Speaker, and serves on the Tourism and Gaming Committee (as Chair), the Budget Committee, the Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee and the Legislative Services Commission., New Jersey Legislature
. Accessed March 14, 2008.
Burzichelli has been the Mayor
since 1996. He is Past president of Paulsboro Chamber of Commerce and a member of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
He simultaneously holds a seat in the New Jersey General Assembly and as Mayor. This dual position, often called double dipping
, is allowed under a grandfather clause in the state law enacted by the New Jersey Legislature
and signed into law by Governor of New Jersey Jon Corzine
in September 2007 that prevents dual-office-holding but allows those who had held both positions as of February 1, 2008, to retain both posts.via Associated Press
. , WPVI-TV
, March 4, 2008. Accessed June 4, 2009.
Burzichelli is the co-host of the show "Eye on Paulsboro" which has been on cable for over 20 years.
Burzichelli makes a brief cameo in Kevin Smith's film Jersey Girl
, parts of which were... Read More