Louis Romano

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Louis A. Romano
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
from the 33rd Legislative District
In office
Preceded by Bob Menendez
Succeeded by Albio Sires
Personal details
Born (1930-08-20) August 20, 1930 (age 88)
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Fordham University, Seton Hall University, New York University
Occupation Legislator

Louis A. Romano (born August 20, 1930) is an American Democratic Party politician who served four terms in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1992 to 2000, where he represented the 33rd Legislative District.

Early life

Romano earned his undergraduate degree from Fordham University, with a major in Social Studies, earned a Master of Arts from Seton Hall University in Professional Education and was awarded a Doctor of Education from New York University. He served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953, attaining the rank of corporal.[1] A resident of West New York, New Jersey, Romano was employed by the West New York School District.[2]


Romano was first elected to the General Assembly in 1991, together with Bernard Kenny of Jersey City, defeating Republican candidates Antonio Miguelez and A. Lazaro Guas. Romano won re-election to the Assembly three times with Rudy Garcia of Union City as his running mate, soundly defeating Republicans Mary C. Gaspa and Armando C. Hernandez in 1993, Raphael S. Alvarez and Joseph Liuzzi in 1995, and Michael Alvarez and Freddy Gomez in 1997.[3] He served in the Assembly on the Appropriations Committee and the Joint Budget Oversight Committee.[1]

In the June 1999 primaries, the Hudson County Democratic Party organization was looking for "new blood" and chose to give its official support to West New York mayor Albio Sires, as well as Romano's fellow Assemblymember Rudy Garcia.[4] Despite losing the endorsement, Romano ran in the Democratic primary and lost, making him the only one of the 80 incumbents in the Assembly to lose their primary bid.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Assemblyman Louis A. Romano". Archived from the original on February 25, 1998. Retrieved 1998-02-25. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help), New Jersey Legislature. Accessed June 6, 2010.
  2. ^ Staff. "After Months of Running, Marathon Ends Tuesday; Heading Toward Finish Line at the Statehouse", The New York Times, November 2, 1997. Accessed June 6, 2010.
  3. ^ NJ Assembly 33 - History, OurCampaigns. Accessed June 6, 2010.
  4. ^ DeMasters, Karen. "IN BRIEF; Primary Day Was a Good One For Assembly Incumbents", The New York Times, June 13, 1999. Accessed June 16, 2010.
  5. ^ Staff. "Hudson County Assemblyman Defeated in Primary", The New York Times, June 9, 1999. Accessed June 6, 2010.
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