Hometown: Paramus, NJ
Occupation: Operations Manager
Top 3 Issues: Cut Spending; Improve Business Climate; Stop court-mandated housing
Free-time activity: “In my free time right now, I am planning for a wedding on May 1, 2020. I get to marry the love of my life, and start a family in Paramus with her. That is my free time, but other than that, I enjoy reading, I enjoy sports, I enjoy going to the gym, and staying active.”
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Hi, my name is Chris DiPiazza, I am a Councilman in Paramus and running for the State Assembly in the 38th District.
During my tenure on the Paramus Council, I have fought for residents of my town to control spending and stop overdevelopment. It has been the honor of a lifetime to give back to the town which has given me so much. I want to bring the same energy and drive to help solve the problems of the state.
I was born and raised in Paramus and attended Seton Hall University where I received my B.S. in Management and my M.B.A. in Finance. I currently manage over 100 employees at my family’s bakery in the Meadowlands. Every day I must make tough decisions, so the business grows and thrives. Unlike too many in Trenton, I know what it takes to manage a payroll and control expenses.
My grandfather started the business when he immigrated to New Jersey from Italy, over 50 years ago. He chose New Jersey because of the opportunity it granted to achieve the American dream and raise a family in a safe community. I want to make sure these opportunities are there for future New Jerseyans. I am worried that current leadership in Trenton is putting that dream in peril.
During my tenure as a Councilman, I am the only member of the governing body that refused to vote for a tax increase. I plan to bring fiscal conservatism back to Trenton and put our priorities in order.
New Jersey’s anti-business climate is at an all-time high under Phil Murphy. Businesses are leaving the state in droves, and people are following. Our workforce is smaller now than in 2008, that is unacceptable. The current course we are on is doing nothing but making this problem worse. I plan to be a voice for a strong New Jersey economy and help the Garden State prosper.
If I am elected, I will be the state’s youngest lawmaker. I hope to be a voice for young people in New Jersey and an assemblyman they can count on to be heard. I look forward to meeting the residents of my district over the next few months and listening to the issues they present while sharing my solutions.