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Joseph Vas

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Born Jan 18, 1955
Age 61

Joseph Vas is an American Democratic Party politician, who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 2004–2010, where he represented the 19th Legislative District. He did not seek re-election to the assembly in 2009. He also served as Mayor for the City of Perth Amboy from 1990 to 2008. He was defeated for re-election to a 5th full term by local bank vice president Wilda Diaz in 2008 by a 58% to 42% margin.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1955 Birth Born in 1955.

THIRTIES

1988 33 Years Old Vas was one of two Hispanic candidates who ran against incumbent George Otlowski in the 1988 mayoral race, with Vas coming in second, losing by 325 votes.
1990 35 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He also served as Mayor of Perth Amboy, New Jersey from 1990 to 2008.

FORTIES

2003 48 Years Old …  Vas was elected to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2003; he was re-elected in 2005 and 2007 where he served as chairman of a powerful assembly committee and served as a member of the Assembly Budget Committee. … Read More

FIFTIES

2006 51 Years Old In 2006, Vas ran for the U.S. House of Representatives, seeking to fill the seat Bob Menendez vacated to become a U.S. Senator, but was defeated by Albio Sires in the June 6, 2006, primary, 70% to 30%. … Read More
2007 52 Years Old …  On January 11, 2007, according to the indictment, Vas coerced the city’s Assistant Personnel Officer to approve that advance, naming him Acting Business Administrator so he would have the authority to do so.
He was defeated for re-election to a 5th full term by local bank vice president Wilda Diaz in 2008 by a 58% to 42% margin.
Vas resigned as the party chairman in 2009. … Read More
2011 56 Years Old On April 12, 2011, Vas was sentenced in federal court to a 6 1/2 year prison term on his corruption conviction.
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