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Mary Pat Angelini
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
from the 11th district
In office
January 8, 2008 – January 12, 2016
Preceded by Steve Corodemus
Sean T. Kean
Succeeded by Joann Downey
Eric Houghtaling
Personal details
Born (1954-12-08) December 8, 1954 (age 61)
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Robert Angelini
Children Toni and Robert, Jr.
Residence Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey
Alma mater B.S.W. East Tennessee State University (Social work)
M.P.A. Fairleigh Dickinson University (Public Administration)
Occupation CEO, Preferred Behavioral Health Group

Mary Pat Angelini (born December 8, 1954) is an American Republican Party politician, who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from January 8, 2008 to January 12, 2016, where she represented the 11th Legislative District.

Angelini served in the Assembly on the Human Services Committee and the Health and Senior Services Committee.[1]

Angelini graduated with a Bachelor of Social Welfare from East Tennessee State University in social work and an M.P.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Since 1992 she has served as Executive Director of Prevention First which, using legislative grants that she helped pass, urged that educational programs and services to schools, businesses, and community organizations counter what she characterized as the negative effects of drug abuse and violence.[2] Her work there led her to become an advocate against the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state, even for medicinal purposes.[3][4] Angelini is a resident of Ocean Township, Monmouth County.[5]

The Assemblywoman has sponsored legislation to establish an Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights in New Jersey.[6] The bill was signed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie early in 2011.[7] The law encourages school districts to better investigate reports of bullying and was drafted in response to the suicide of Tyler Clementi.[8]

Angelini and running mate Caroline Casagrande were defeated in their 2015 re-election bid to Democratic challengers Joann Downey and Eric Houghtaling.[9]


  1. ^ "Assemblywoman Angelini's legislative webpage". New Jersey Legislature. Archived from the original on December 21, 2015. Retrieved January 14, 2016. 
  2. ^ About Prevention First, Prevention First. Accessed November 17, 2010.
  3. ^ Angelini, Mary Pat (March 12, 2015). "ANGELINI: Legalized marijuana wrong for N.J.". Asbury Park Press. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  4. ^ Mazzola, Jessica (February 25, 2015). "Group starts fight to keep legal pot out of N.J.". NJ Advance Media for NJ.com. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Deputy Conference Leader Mary Pat Angelini - New Jersey Assembly Republicans". New Jersey Assembly Republicans. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  6. ^ NJ To Have Toughest Anti-Bullying Law In Nation WPIX. Accessed November 17, 2010.
  7. ^ N.J. Gov. Christie approves toughest anti-bullying law in the country, NJ.com. Accessed March 7, 2011.
  8. ^ [1], NJ.com. Accessed March 7, 2011.
  9. ^ Brent Johnson (November 4, 2015). "Democrats oust Republicans in Assembly's 11th District". NJ.com. 

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New Jersey General Assembly
Preceded by
Steve Corodemus
Sean T. Kean
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 11th District
January 8, 2008 – January 12, 2016
With: Dave Rible, Caroline Casagrande
Succeeded by
Joann Downey
Eric Houghtaling

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Tue, 12 Jan 2016 08:03:30 -0800

Not so this time, when the object of praise was Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini (R-Monmouth). Members from both parties took to the microphone, but Angelini, who was defeated in November following a tough race in which lots of special interest money ...

Asbury Park Press

Asbury Park Press
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:59:41 -0700

An unofficial list of pledged delegates to each presidential campaign in New Jersey's June 7 Democratic and Republican primary election has been released by the state Division of Elections. You might recognize quite a few of them. The Democratic and ...


Thu, 29 Oct 2015 08:20:52 -0700

Blitzed in LD11, where General Majority PAC is spending money for Democrats as part of a statewide $4 million campaign, Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini (R-11) struck back in a statement, calling the PAC a purveyor of “untruthful and vicious” messaging ...

Asbury Park Press

Asbury Park Press
Tue, 20 Oct 2015 12:30:00 -0700

The race for the two available Assembly seats in the 11th District pits two incumbent Republicans, Caroline Casagrande, 38, of Colts Neck, and Mary Pat Angelini, 60, of Ocean Township, against Neptune Township Committeeman Eric Houghtaling and ...


Tue, 03 Nov 2015 20:33:29 -0800

Democrats Joann Downey and Eric Houghtaling defeated Republican Assemblywomen Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande, according to the Associated Press. It will mark the first time since 1991 that Democrats will hold Assembly seats in the district ...


Wed, 16 Sep 2015 13:17:45 -0700

Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg is calling out Assemblywomen Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande (both R-11) for what she says are false claims regarding efforts to restore funding for women's health care programs in New Jersey.

New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:18:45 -0800

Just ask Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini of Monmouth County. In response to the announcement made the other day in Newark of a group called New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform – she's looking to start a group that shares her viewpoint that health ...

Asbury Park Press

Asbury Park Press
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:35:30 -0700

Policymakers, including my colleagues in the Legislature, would be wise to do the same. What they will surely find is that legalizing marijuana is wrong for New Jersey and, like they are realizing in Colorado, is just not worth it. Mary Pat Angelini, R ...

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