Senator Joseph M. Kyrillos, Jr. began serving New Jersey’s 13th Legislative District in 1988 when he was elected to the General Assembly. After spending two terms in the Assembly he was elected to the Senate where he has served since 1993.
Majority Conference Leader from 1997-2002, Senator Kyrillos sits on both the Senate Economic Growth and Judiciary committees. He was the Chairman of the New Jersey Republican State Committee from 2001-2004 and New Jersey Chairman for Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign. In 2009, he served as the Chairman of Governor Chris Christie’s successful campaign and was a member of his transition committee serving as the liaison to all transition sub-committees.
Some of Senator Kyrillos’ major legislative accomplishments include sponsorship of the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Planning Authority Act and of the Business Employment Incentive Program, the state’s centerpiece incentive program intended to stimulate job creation. He worked to establish the New Jersey School Report Card, and is the sponsor of the Environmental Infrastructure Trust, legislation promoting eco-tourism, a stable source of shore protection funding, as well as legislation closing CAFRA loopholes permitting inappropriate coastal development.
Currently, he is sponsoring many of Governor Christie’s “Tool Kit” initiatives to reform government and to allow localities to meet the state’s new two percent property tax cap of which he was the prime co-sponsor.
In addition to his official duties, the Senator is employed as Senior Managing Director of Colliers International, the commercial real estate services firm with offices in New York and Parsippany. He is also an advisor to Newport Capital Group, Red Bank, NJ. His past experiences include Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, the Vice President’s staff for the 1984 Reagan-Bush campaign, Director of Business Standards and Ethics for the Mid-Atlantic Health Group and an associate with the Beneficial Corporation.
Senator Kyrillos serves currently or previously on numerous boards and commissions. They include the American Council of Young Political Leaders, Bayshore Senior Day Center, Count Basie Theatre, Monmouth County Historical Association, New Jersey Historical Society, Prevention First, Rainbow Foundation, the Two River Theatre Company, and the executive committee of the National Conference of State Legislature and its foundation.
He has hosted a statewide cable television program Tour of New Jersey and other media appearances include CNN Inside Politics, Paula Zahn Now, Hardball, Scarborough Country, Hannity & Colmes, At Large with Geraldo Rivera, Fox & Friends, News Forum with Gabe Pressman and numerous interviews on New York and Philadelphia network affiliate television and radio, and on the New Jersey Network.
Senator Kyrillos, 50, graduated from the Lawrenceville School, Hobart College and holds a Master’s degree from the Boston University School of Public Communication. He is married to Susan Doctorian Kyrillos and they live in Middletown with their children Max and Georgia.
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