State Assembly District 23

John DiMaio

John DiMaio

John DiMaio was chosen by the 23rd District County Republican Committee members to fill a vacancy in the General Assembly and took office March 16, 2009.

DiMaio’s first elective office was to the Hackettstown Common Council in 1979, at the age of 23. He served on the council for 11 years, was elected Mayor in 1990 and served three terms until joining the Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders in December of 2000. He was freeholder Director in 2001 and 2008.

DiMaio is a member of the Hackettstown Municipal Utilities Authority (1991 to 1995 and 1999 to the present). He served on the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority from 2001 to 2009. He was president of the New Jersey Conference of Mayors in 1999.

DiMaio was born in Newton, NJ in 1955. He was a charter member of the Hackettstown First Aid and Rescue Squad’s Youth Squad at age 16, later joined the Squad as an adult and is now a life member.

He is President of A. DiMaio and Son, a general contracting business in Hackettstown. He and his wife Gina have two daughters, Sierra and Brittani.

Erik Peterson

Erik Peterson

Erik Peterson has served in the General Assembly since Dec. 7, 2009. He was selected to finish the term Michael Doherty vacated to join the state Senate after being elected to serve in the 2010-2011 Legislature.

Peterson, who has been involved with politics for almost two decades, began his career in elective office as a Hunterdon County freeholder where he served from 2006 to 2009. He was selected director in 2008 and deputy director in 2007.

He has had an extensive career in law and business and has had his own private legal practice since 2004 and as well as the Pep Title Agency. Previously, he was a partner at Large, Scammell & Danzinger LLC from 2000-2003 and Gordon & Peterson LLC from 1998-1999. He was manager at Beneficial Management Corp. from 1988 to 1993.

He serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Hunterdon County and is a member of the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce and Hunterdon County Bar Association and Milford Lions Club. He has held positions with Pedals for Progress, and Milford Lions Club. He also was a volunteer swim coach at the Hunterdon YMCA.

Peterson lives in Franklin Township, Hunterdon County, with his wife, Jenni, and their four children: Sophie Kathryn, Clay Walter, Veronica Helen and Samantha Reagan.