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Deputy Speaker John Burzichelli
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John J. Burzichelli

Deputy Speaker, New Jersey Assembly
Third Legislative District

Deputy Speaker John J. Burzichelli, a lifelong resident of New Jersey, grew up in Paulsboro, Gloucester County, where he currently resides. He represents the Third Legislative District.

John Burzichelli served as Mayor of Paulsboro from 1996 to 2011 and began his legislative career in January of 2002, serving as state Assemblyman. He is presently an Assembly Deputy Speaker for the New Jersey General Assembly.

Burzichelli is managing partner of Hill Studio and Scenic in Paulsboro, which provides studio services and special effects to the motion picture, video and still photography industry. He is one of the founding members of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Paulsboro, and a Past President of the Greater Paulsboro Chamber of Commerce.

Deputy Speaker Burzichelli serves as the Chair to the Assembly Appropriations Committee and as Vice-Chair to the Assembly Budget Committee. He also serves on the Legislative Services Commission and the Joint Budget Oversight Committee. In 2010, Governor Christie appointed Burzichelli as a permanent member of the former New Jersey Red Tape Review Commission. The Commission examined and overhauled many portions of New Jersey’s regulatory system.

Throughout his career, Deputy Speaker Burzichelli has received numerous awards for his legislative service. He has been honored by the New Jersey Alliance for Action, the Sons of Italy New Jersey Foundation, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, the New Jersey State Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, and most recently by the Salem County Vocational Technical School Educational Foundation.

Updated January 2021
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District Offices

Gloucester County

Kingsway Commons
935 Kings Highway, Suite 400
West Deptford, NJ 08086
Phone: (856) 251-9801
Fax: (856) 251-9752

Salem/Cumberland Counties

The Finlaw Building
199 East Broadway, Suite G
Salem, NJ 08079
Phone: (856) 339-0808 or
             (856) 455-1011
Fax: (856) 339-9626