Kristin Corrado
Member of the New Jersey Senate
from the 40th district
Assumed office
October 5, 2017
Preceded byKevin J. O'Toole
Chair of the New Jersey Senate Republican Conference
Assumed office
November 7, 2019
LeaderThomas Kean, Jr.
Preceded byAnthony R. Bucco
Deputy Minority Whip of the New Jersey Senate
In office
January 28, 2019 – November 7, 2019
LeaderThomas Kean, Jr.
Preceded byDawn Addiego [1]
Succeeded byKip Bateman
County Clerk of Passaic County
In office
January 1, 2010 – October 5, 2017
Preceded byKaren Brown [2]
Succeeded byWalter Davison
Personal details
Born (1965-06-24) June 24, 1965 (age 56)
Totowa, New Jersey, United States
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Stan Alcala
Alma materEast Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Seton Hall University School of Law
WebsiteLegislative Webpage

Kristin M. Corrado (born June 24, 1965) is an American Republican Party politician who represents the 40th Legislative District in the New Jersey Senate. She was sworn into office on October 5, 2017. Before her appointment to the New Jersey Senate she served a Passaic County Clerk for seven years.

Personal and early life

A resident of Totowa, New Jersey for her entire life, Corrado attended St. James School before moving on to Paul VI High School. Corrado attended East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law. First elected as Passaic County Clerk in 2009, Corrado was re-elected for a second five-year term in 2014.[3]

New Jersey Senate

Corrado was appointed fill the seat left by former Senator Kevin J. O'Toole, who had resigned from office on July 1, 2017, to become a commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.[4]

Tenure

In early 2018 Corrado lead a fight to block Governor Phil Murphy's nomination of Assemblywoman Elizabeth Maher Muoio to be Secretary of Treasury. She sponsored a bill alongside Senators Paul Sarlo, Gerald Cardinale, Loretta Weinberg, and Joseph Lagana that would push a special election to the following year if a vacancy for the County Sheriff, Clerk, or Surrogate posts if the vacancy occurs 70 days before election day.[5]

Committee assignments

Electoral history

New Jersey Senate

2017

With the retirement and eventual resignation of Kevin J. O'Toole, Corrado was appointed and sworn into his senate seat on October 5, 2017, making her the incumbent in the general election. Democrats ran Thomas Duch. Despite Democrats doing very well statewide and Thomas Duch doing much better than the Democratic nominee against O'Toole in 2013, Corrado still won by 12 points. She won all counties in the district.[7]

2017 General Election in the 40th District[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Kristin M. Corrado (Incumbent) 33,495 56.2 Decrease 9.7
Democratic Thomas Duch 26,060 43.8 Increase 9.7
Total votes '59,555' '100.0'

Passaic County Clerk

2014

Corrado ran for re-election as county clerk in 2014. She beat Democratic nominee Jeffery Gardner by a little over 1,000 votes.

2014 Passaic County Clerk General Election [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Kristin M. Corrado (Incumbent) 42,026 50.5% Decrease 1.2
Democratic Jeffrey Gardner 41,082 49.3% Increase 1.1
Total votes '83,108' '100.0'

2009

In 2009, incumbent Clerk Karen Brown retired instead of running for a second term. The Democratic nominee was Keith Kazmark, who lost to Corrado by over 3,000 votes.

2009 Passaic County Clerk General Election [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Kristin M. Corrado 49,399 51.7% Increase 5.3
Democratic Keith Kazmark 46,081 48.2% Decrease 5.9
Total votes '95,480' '100.0'

References

  1. ^ "SENATE". Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on 9 November 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Passaic County Clerk - History". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  3. ^ Senator Kristin M. Corrado, New Jersey Senate Republicans. Accessed October 8, 2017.
  4. ^ "Corrado Sworn-in as Senator for 40th District", New Jersey Senate Republicans, October 5, 2017. Accessed October 8, 2017.
  5. ^ "Senate looks to close Saudino loophole". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Senator Kristin M. Corrado (R)". New Jersey Legislature. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  7. ^ "NJ State Senate 40". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  8. ^ "2017-official-general-election-results-state-senate.pdf" (PDF). Wayback Machine. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 December 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Passaic County Clerk". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  10. ^ "Passaic County Clerk". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
New Jersey Senate Preceded byKevin J. O'Toole Member of the New Jersey Senate for the 40th District October 5, 2017 – Present Succeeded byIncumbent