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John E. Rooney
Member of the General Assembly
from the 39th district

In office
May 5, 1983 – January 12, 2010
Preceded by Joan M. Wright
Succeeded by Bob Schroeder
Personal details
Born April 23, 1939(1939-04-23) (age 82)
Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Political party Republican

John E. Rooney (born April 23, 1939) is an American Republican Party politician, who served in the New Jersey General Assembly, where he represented the 39th Legislative District. He served in the Assembly from 1983 to 2010, which made him the longest-serving representative in the General Assembly. He retired from the Assembly after his term expired in January 2010 and endorsed Republican Washington Township Councilman Bob Schroeder in the 2009 election who won his seat.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Rooney served in the Assembly on the Environment and Solid Waste Committee and the Telecommunications and Utilities Committee.[1] He had served on the Regulatory Oversight Committees and on the Intergovernmental Relations Commission.

Rooney served as Mayor of Northvale, New Jersey from 1991 until his re-election defeat in 2006, when he was defeated by Democrat John Hogan.[2] He also served as mayor from 1979–1986 and was a member of the Borough Council from 1976–1978. He was a Commissioner serving on the Bergen County Utility Authority from 1983–1988.[1]

Rooney graduated with an A.A.S. from Syracuse University (Language), received training at the Air Force Institute (Russian) and graduated with a B.S. degree from Rutgers University (Management). He served in the United States Air Force from 1961–1965 as an Airman First Class. Rooney's works as an Independent Consultant.[1]

District 39[edit | edit source]

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 39th District for the 2008-2009 Legislative Session are:

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Assemblyman Rooney's legislative Web page, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed March 31, 2008.
  2. Edge, Wally. "Rooney’s re-election loss in Northvale increases liklihood (sic) of Assembly primary in the 39th", New York Observer, November 8, 2006. Accessed November 22, 2017. "The chances of a contested Republican primary for State Assembly in the 39th district increased dramatically last night when Assemblyman John Rooney lost his bid for re-election as the Mayor of Northvale."

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