Q&A with Jack Ciattarelli, Republican Candidate for New Jersey Governor
September 20, 2021
On September 20, 2021, NJCPA CEO and Executive Director Ralph Albert Thomas sat down with Jack Ciattarelli, Republican candidate for New Jersey Governor — and member of the NJCPA — to discuss issues important to the business community and the CPA profession. Find out Mr. Ciattarelli’s vision for New Jersey when it comes to the state budget, taxes, business policies, infrastructure improvements, pension funding and more.
Jack M. Ciattarelli
Jack M. Ciattarelli is a former State Assemblyman for the 16th Legislative District having served from 2011 to 2018. In the State Assembly, he sat on the Financial Institutions & Insurance Committee and the Regulated Professions Committee. In addition, in 2016, Jack was appointed to serve as a member of the New Jersey Biotechnology Task Force. The task force analyzes and recommends ways for the state to retain and attract new companies in the biotechnology industry as it represents thousands of jobs, hundreds of companies, and billions of dollars in economic activity and tax revenue each year. He was a candidate for governor in the 2017 Republican gubernatorial primary. In seeking the Republican nomination for governor, he sacrificed running for re-election to the State Legislature, where his term as State Assemblyman for the 16th District ended this past January. He is a successful entrepreneur and small business owner twice over, having founded two publishing companies, each time working as CEO and Publisher for Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine medical journals. Jack recently founded and launched a third medical publishing business, this one focused on healthcare information and education for senior citizens. Jack earned his Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Masters of Business Administration in Finance at Seton Hall University, where he has also taught as an adjunct professor. Jack is also a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).
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