Nicholas Chiaravalloti – LD31 Assembly candidate

Candidate information:
Phone number: 201-232-8522
Date of Birth: 11/28/1972
Social media: Twitter: @NicholasNJ31, Facebook:@asmchiaravalloti
Education: B.A, History, Catholic University. J.D Rutgers Newark-School of Law, Ed.D Educational Leadership, St. Peter’s University
Occupation: Attorney, Professor
Party affiliation: Democratic
Public/Party service: Executive Director for the Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority, State Director to U.S Senator Menendez, Fr. John M. Corridan Fellow at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City.


Position on good government initiatives:

  1. Would you support reinstituting the statewide public advocate and making it a directly elected position? It depends.
  2. Would you support measures to increase voter participation (eg. same-day registration, early voting, vote by mail)? Yes.
  3. Would you support ethics reforms that would require broader disclosure on financial information and the release of income taxes by candidates for public office, as a means for regulating campaigns and limiting corruption? It depends.
  4. Would you support changing the nominating process for members of state-wide Commissions and Boards to have panels of nonpartisan experts nominate candidates, with full public disclosure of the candidates’ credentials, and to have the legislature vote on the nominations? Yes.
  5. Would you support placing a nonpartisan commission in charge of the legislative redistricting process? Yes.
  6. Would you support public funding of campaigns for all statewide offices, including the legislature? It depends.
  7. Would you support making the state legislature full-time and prohibiting simultaneous holding of other paid positions? No.
  8. Would you support reforming New Jersey’s Primary electoral ballots to give all candidates an equal chance of being elected? It depends.