About Jake Ciattarelli
Jacke Ciattarelli is an American politician and businessman who is the Republican nominee for the governor of the 2021 New Jersey gubernatorial election. He was also the former member of the New Jersey general assembly and he served there from 2011 to 2018, representing the 16th legislative district.
He was born on the 12th of December 1961, in the town of Somerville in New Jersey. As of 2021, his age is 59 years old. Jack Ciattarelli is a prominent political figure in the landscape of New Jersey, as he has been involved in the New Jersey general assembly.
He graduated from Seton Hall University with a B.S degree in accounting and an M.B.A degree in finance. After this, he has since resided in The Hillsborough Township Department.
Ciattarelli is also a coach for his children’s sports and works at the Hillsborough Township Department as a manager. He was unfortunately diagnosed with throat cancer in 2016, but then ultimately had a full recovery and was declared cancer-free in 2017.
His take on Unions
Ciattarelli has been known for his harsh remarks about teachers and labor unions. Ciattarelli, who is claimed to be a clone of Chris Christie, demanded a changed endorsement process of NJEA to bully them.
He continuously attacks organized labor and asked public laborers to shift from guaranteed payments to style plans.
On this, Murphy said, “This is more of the same from Assemblyman Ciattarelli, who’s returning to the Christie playbook of bullying teachers and vilifying public labor unions to promote his plan to slash benefits.” Adding to this, he also said, “The Assemblyman wants to drag New Jersey back to a special-interest-driven agenda that prioritizes the wealthy and corporations over public workers, and voters won’t go back to those failed ways.’’
He served on the Raritan Borough Council from 1990 to 1995 and was the council president from 1991 until 1995. Jack was also elected to the Somerset County board of chosen freeholders from 2007 to November 2011. He then designed to become an assemblyman.
Ciattarelli ran for the open general assembly seat in the 16th legislative district in 2011. He and his running mate, Peter J. Biondi, defeated the Democratic candidates, Marie Corfield and Joe Camarota.
However, unfortunately, Biondi died two days after the election and thus, Ciattarelli was selected to fill out the remainder of his term. After stepping down from his freeholder position, he was rightfully sworn in on December 5th, 2011. He was sworn into his full term on January 10th, 2012. Ciattarelli served on the financial institutions and insurance and the regulated professions committees.
He had previously served as an assistant Republican. However, in the 2017 Republican party gubernatorial primary, Ciattarelli came in second place with 31% of the vote, behind eventual nominee Kim Guadagno. Guadagno had 47% of the vote.
Ciattarelli did not support the legalization of gay marriage and then voted against it. However, he did vote to ban conversion therapy for minors. Jack also opposes the current laws regarding the curriculum that is taught in schools regarding LGBT education. He exclaimed rather insensitive claims about the curriculum of LGBTQ education.
He said, “We are not teaching sodomy in sixth grade, and we are going to roll back the LGBTQ curriculum.” Jack was also majorly criticized for using the historic slur “Sodomy” to refer to LGBTQ education and people. This slur is incredibly damaging to the people of the LGBTQ community. He has since lost a large amount of support for his political endeavors.
This is because this did not only enrage the LGBTQ community but also sparked anger frustrated political conservatives.