Asssemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce
District: 26 – Morris, Essex & Passaic Counties
Legislative Service: General Assembly 2012-present
Commitee(s): Education; Women & Children
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With extensive experience in private business and public service, BettyLou DeCroce joined the Assembly on Feb. 16, 2012, filling the vacancy created by the sudden passing of her husband, Assembly Republican Leader Alex DeCroce.
DeCroce is committed to fighting for common sense legislation to promote private sector growth, create jobs and reduce the tax burden on job-creating businesses and families.
Before serving in the Legislature, DeCroce was Deputy Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs where she authored the Best Practices for Municipalities, which has become a model for identifying efficiencies in local government that reduce property taxes.
Previously, she served her community in several capacities including Councilwoman in Mine Hill and Deputy Township Manager and Municipal Clerk in Roxbury. She was a long-time Commissioner of the North Jersey Health Insurance Fund where she also served as Chairwoman; the assemblywoman worked closely with 40 municipalities to reduce costs through shared services.
DeCroce has hands-on experiencing owning and operating the family business, ERA Gallo & DeCroce, Inc.
DeCroce has also been active in volunteer community service, most notably helping to pass a constitutional amendment to protect the rights of crime victims in New Jersey. She has also brought grant money to her community to combat drug and alcohol abuse as former President of the Municipal Alliance. She currently serves on the Morris County American Cancer Society Board of Directors.
DeCroce and her late husband Alex were married for 18 years, residing in Parsippany. DeCroce has two sons and three grandchildren.top