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John Girgenti's Biography
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John A. Girgenti
MA, Government and Public Administration, St. Johns University, 1972
BA, Political Science, Seton Hall University, 1969
Former Assistant Majority Leader, New Jersey State Senate
Senator, New Jersey State Senate, 1990-2012
Hawthorne Democratic Borough Leader, 1976-2010
Majority Whip, New Jersey State Senate, 2004-2007
Democratic Whip, New Jersey State Senate, 2002-2003
Assemblymember, New Jersey General Assembly, 1978-1990
Deputy Majority Leader, New Jersey General Assembly, 1990
Assistant Minority Leader, New Jersey General Assembly, 1986-1989
Member/Vice President, Hawthorne Board of Education, 1972-1976
Member/President, Passaic County Mental Health Department, 1976
Vice Chair, Senate Judiciary Committee, present
Chair, Senate Law and Public Safety Committee, present
Former Chair, Senate Municipal Government Committee
Member, Senate Transportation Committee, present
Sergeant, United States Army National Guard, 1970-1976
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Passaic County Democratic Committee, 1978-present
Member, Board of Directors, Boy's Club of Paterson
Member, Hawthorne Lions Club
Member, Italian Circle of Paterson
Member, Paterson Elks Lodge
Chair, Passaic Valley United Way, 1984-1987
Chair, BSA Friends of Scouting Campaign, 1981-1983
Board of Directors, Passaic Valley United Way, 1981
Member/State President, Passaic County Young Democrats, 1974-1978
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