Seton Hall alumni big winners on election day

So what impact does New Jersey’s recent election results have on Seton Hall’s very impressive presence in the state’s Legislature?  All 80 Assembly seats were on the ballot.  The Senate was not up for election except in two districts where special elections were held due to resignations.


All 10 alumni running for re-election won.  One Assembly member was elected to the Senate.  No new members of the Assembly are alumni.  That gives us 10 alumni in the Assembly and 7 in the Senate.  Three of them hold dual degrees (undergraduate/Law).


The biggest news, of course, is that the next Governor, Chris Christie, is a Seton Hall School of Law alumnus, Class of 1987!


The list of alumni in the Legislature is:


Assemblyman David Russo, J.D. School of Law

Assemblyman Gordon Johnson, M.A. (Admin/Supervision)

Assemblyman James Holzapfel, J.D. School of Law

Assemblyman John McKeon, J.D. School of Law

Assemblyman John Wisniewski, J.D. School of Law

Assemblyman Louis Greenwald, J.D. School of Law

Assemblyman Michael Doherty, J.D. School of Law (elected to State Senate)

Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan, Jr., B.A. (Poli Sci)/J.D. School of Law

Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, J.D. School of Law

Assemblyman Tom Giblin, B.A. (Political Science)

Assemblyman Ralph Caputo, M.A. (Education)

Alumni in the Senate remain:

Senator Bob Smith, J.D. School of Law

Senator John Girgenti, B.A. (Political Science)

Senator Nicholas Sacco, M.A. (Administration and Supervision)

Senator Christopher Bateman, J.D. School of Law

Senator Sean Kean,  B.A. (Political Science),  J.D. School of Law

Senator Kevin O’Toole,  B.A. (Political Science), J.D. School of Law

Seton Hall’s mission to educate “servant leaders” is very evident in this impressive roster of Pirate alumni!