Nicholas Asselta
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Nicholas Asselta

Republican

American politician

Vineland, New Jersey
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Nicholas Asselta

American politician
Summary
Experience
70
Years of Age
14
Years of Experience
NJResidence (state)

Nicholas Asselta (born August 17, 1951) is an American Republican Party politician, who served in the New Jersey State Senate from 2004 to 2008, where he represented the 1st Legislative District. In the Senate, Asselta was a member of the Budget and Appropriations Committee, the Community and Urban Affairs Committee, the Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee and the State Government Committee.On November 6, 2007, Asselta lost his re-election bid, having been ousted by Democratic Party New Jersey General Assembly member Jeff Van Drew. Before entering the Senate, Asselta served in the lower house, the New Jersey General Assembly, from 1995 to 2003. He served on the New Jersey Council on the Arts, a position he held since 1998, and was on the Vineland Public Schools Board of Education from 1993 to 1996, the Vineland Planning Board from 1992 to 1993, and the Vineland Environmental Commission 1992 to 1993.Asselta implemented legislation that broadened the eligibility for Urban Enterprise Zones throughout the State and sponsored legislation making it more difficult for the State to close an institution where more than 100 jobs would be lost. Asselta fought for increased state aid for shore protection and beach replenishment. In January 2008, Governor Jon Corzine appointed Asselta to be a Commissioner of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, to replace Connie O. Hughes. The New Jersey State Senate confirmed Asselta on March 3, 2008.

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 3)  
Cumberland County College
AA Education
1973
Frederick Military Academy
Attended
Glassboro State Management Institute
Attended

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 10)  
Senator
New Jersey State Senate
2004 - 2008
Assemblymember
New Jersey General Assembly
1995 - 2003
Vineland Board of Education
1993 - 1996
Vineland Planning Board
1992-1993.
Marketing
Vineland Times Graphics (Daily Journal)
1973 - 1997
Basketball Coach
Vineland High School
1985 - 1987
Faculty Member
Atlantic Community College
1978 - 1981
Director
Marketing and Commercial Print, Gannett Company, Incorporated
Experience
Evergreen Printing
Experience
Media Consultant

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 10)  
Board Member
Wheaton Village Board of Trustees
1998 - Current
Ex-officio member
New Jersey Council of the Arts
1998 - Current
Board Member
Cumberland County Big Brothers, Big Sisters
1997 - Current
Experience
Cumberland County Heart Association
Experience
Newcomb Hospital Foundation
Member
Arts and Business Partnership
Vineland Environmental Commission
1992 - 1993
Ex-officio Member
New Jersey Historical Commission
Member
Governor's Tourism Advisory Council
Trustee
New Jersey State Museum