Red Tape Review Commission Member Biographies
Senator Brian P. Stack, D. 33rd District
Since being elected to the New Jersey State Senate in 2007, Brian P. Stack has been widely recognized as a strong advocate for urban and working family issues. Senator Stack began public life at the age of fourteen when he became involved with civic matters as a tenant advocate and community organizer in 1985. The Brian P. Stack Civic Association has sponsored generous Thanksgiving turkey giveaways and holiday parties for children, as well as providing an array of social services throughout the year for tens of thousands of residents since 1987.
Senator Stack also serves as Mayor of Union City, a community which has enjoyed a renaissance under his leadership, creating safer streets, improved infrastructure and one of the strongest urban school districts in New Jersey. He assumed the position of Mayor in October 2000 and, was re-elected to four year terms in years 2002, 2006 and 2010. Additionally, he served on the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 2000 to 2004. Stack relinquished his Freeholder position as a result of his election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2003.
Senator Steven V. Oroho, R. 24th District
Mr. Oroho was elected to the Senate in 2008 and serves on the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee and the Senate Economic Growth Committee. He has sponsored laws concerning tax, pension and regulatory affairs, which is consistent with his extensive professional career in finance at Price Waterhouse, W.R. Grace and Company and Young and Rubicam, where he was Senior Vice President of Finance. Senator Oroho is currently a certified financial planner at Stonebridge Capital Management. He also held elected office on the Sussex Board of Freeholders from 2005-2007 and on the Franklin Borough Council from 2001-2006. Senator Oroho was a member of the initial Red Tape Review Committee.
Senator Oroho was born in Brooklyn, New York, but raised in New Milford, New Jersey. He graduated with an accounting degree from St. Francis University in 1980. He is actively involved in high school athletics and in his church, and is a member of the advisory boards for the Center for Prevention and Counseling in Newton and St. Clare’s Sussex Hospital.
Assemblyman John J. Burzichelli, D. 3rd District
Mr. Burzichelli, Assembly Deputy Speaker since 2006, has served in the Assembly since 2002 and has been mayor of his hometown, Paulsboro, since 1996. A member of the original Red Tape Review Committee, the Assemblyman most recently sponsored legislation that incorporated recommendations from that group. He is Chair of the Assembly Tourism and Gaming Committee and serves on the Budget and Homeland Security Committee s and the Legislative Services Committee. In 2007, he was named to the Federal Communications Commission Interdepartmental Advisory Committee. In addition to the Red Tape Commission, Governor Christie appointed Assemblyman Burzichelli to the Governor’s Commission on Horse Racing and the Handgun Task Force.
Assemblyman Burzichelli is managing partner of Hill Studio & Scenic, a sound stage facility that provides studio services and special effects to the motion picture, video and still photography industries. He founded the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Paulsboro and presided over the Paulsboro Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Burzichelli has received numerous awards for his public service.
Assemblyman Scott T. Rumana, R. 40th District
Mr. Rumana was elected to the Assembly in 2007 and re-elected in 2009. He served as mayor of Wayne Township from 2002 to 2007. He was a councilman from 1994 to 1997, then a Passaic County freeholder from 1997 to 2000. The assemblyman has served as chairman of the Passaic County Republican Committee since 2006, and was chairman of the Wayne Republican Committee in 2005 and 2006. Assemblyman Rumana was a member of the initial Red Tape Review Committee.
Assemblyman Rumana was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He graduated from Hartwick College in 1987 and from New York Law School in 1991. He was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1992 and is with the law firm of Hunziker, Jones and Sweeney. Assemblyman Rumana is also a lacrosse coach for the Wayne PAL and is active on committees for the March of Dimes and the American Cancer Society.
John Galandak, President of Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ)
John Galandak is president of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ), a statewide business advocacy organization with offices in Paramus and Trenton. He is also publisher/CEO of Commerce Magazine/Commerce Enterprises, Inc., the Association’s media arm. CIANJ’s mission is to be the leader in free enterprise advocacy for the purpose of providing, through education, legislative vigilance, and membership interaction, an economic climate that enhances business potential and makes New Jersey a better state in which to live, work and conduct business.
John leads a dedicated staff of professionals who organize and offer a wide range of activities that actively engage members in the pursuit of that mission. He represents the business community regarding public policy issues and has appeared on television and radio programs to address business issues and the economy. He was asked to serve on the Subcommittee on Economic Development & Job Growth for Governor Christie’s Transition Team, and often testifies before state legislative committees regarding pending legislation. In addition to the Red Tape Commission, John was named to the Privatization Task Force that was created by Governor Christie’s Executive Order #17. John earned both a B.A. and M.S. degree from Rutgers University.