David C. Russo

David C. Russo

David C. Russo (born October 8, 1953) is an American Republican Party politician, who serves in the New Jersey General Assembly, where he has represented the 40th legislative district since 1990.

He serves in the Assembly on the Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.[1]

Russo served as Attorney for the Borough of Bergenfield from 2002-2005 and served as attorney for Bergenfield's Zoning Board of Adjustment from 1988-1989. He was the Municipal Prosecutor for the Township of Wyckoff from 1987-1988 and served as an attorney for the Bergen County Office on Aging from 1986-1987.[1]

David C. Russo graduated with a B.A. from the College of William and Mary in History and received a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law.[1] He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, and currently resides in Ridgewood.[2]

Russo ran for the Republican congressional nomination in New Jersey's 5th congressional district in 2002, coming in second to fellow Assemblyman Scott Garrett in the primary in a three-way race to succeed Marge Roukema.[3] Garrett subsequently won the general election and was sworn into the United States Congress in January 2003. He has been re-elected three times.

District 40

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 40th District for the 2008-2009 Legislative Session are:


  1. ^ a b c Assemblyman Russo's Legislative Webpage, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed January 20, 2008.
  2. ^ Assembly Member David C. Russo, Project Vote Smart. Accessed January 20, 2008.
  3. ^ Kocieniewski, David. "Forrester to Represent G.O.P. in Race to Unseat Torricelli", The New York Times, June 5, 2002. Accessed March 30, 2008. "In the Republican primary to replace Representative Marge Roukema, who is retiring from her Fifth Congressional District seat, State Assemblyman E. Scott Garrett, defeated State Senator Gerald Cardinale, whom Mrs. Roukema had endorsed. With all precincts reporting, Mr. Garrett had 46 percent, to 25 percent for Mr. Cardinale and 26 percent for Assemblyman David C. Russo."

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