John J. Spoltore
|Mayor of Bridgeton, New Jersey|
1953 – 1957
|Born||January 21, 1921|
|Died||December 11, 1973 (aged 52)|
Trenton, New Jersey
He was born on January 21, 1921, in Pennsylvania. Before entering politics, Spoltore operated a dry-cleaning store in Bridgeton, New Jersey. He was Mayor of Bridgeton from 1953 to 1957. He served as chairman of the Bridgeton Republican Committee for fifteen years and the Cumberland County Republican Committee for six years.
After the U.S. Supreme Court, in Reynolds v. Sims (more commonly known as One Man, One Vote), required redistricting by state legislatures for congressional districts to keep represented populations equal, as well as requiring both houses of state legislatures to have districts drawn that contained roughly equal populations, and to perform redistricting when needed, Spoltore became a candidate for the New Jersey State Senate. He challenged three-term Democratic incumbent John A. Waddington. Because of its population, Salem and Cumberland counties were merged into one district with one Senator. Waddington won by 7,902 votes, 32,292 (56.92%) to 24,390 (42.99%). Spoltore lost in Salem County by a 2–1 margin, and lost Cumberland by a narrow 577 vote margin.
In June 1973, Spoltore replaced John E. Dimon as chairman of the New Jersey Republican State Committee. He was the selection of Charles W. Sandman, Jr., who was then the Republican candidate for Governor of New Jersey. Spoltore had served on Sandman's staff in the House of Representatives.
- "John Spoltore Dies at 52; G.O.P. Chairman of Jersey". New York Times. December 12, 1973. Retrieved 2010-04-01.
John Spoltore, Republican state chairman, died early today of a heart attack at St. Francis Hospital. He was 52 years old and lived in Bridgeton, where he served as Mayor from 1953 to 1957
- "JERSEY ORDERED TO REAPPORTION; Judge Finds Congressional Districts Unconstitutional". New York Times. 21 May 1965.
- "Our Campaigns". Retrieved 7 December 2014.
- "Results of the General Election" (PDF). New Jersey Division of Elections. State of New Jersey.
- "Parties Prepare New Alignments". The New York Times, June 11, 1973. Accessed March 24, 2008.
|Party political offices|
John E. Dimon
| Chairman of the New Jersey Republican State Committee
Webster B. Todd
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