Democrat Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr., of South Plainfield, was first elected to the New Jersey General Assembly on November 5, 2001.
Born March 19, 1949, Mr. Diegnan received his Bachelor of Arts in political science and government from Seton Hall University; and his Juris Doctor from Seton Hall School of Law. Mr. Diegnan is an attorney in private practice.
Mr. Diegnan and his wife, Anita, have two daughters: Heather and Tara.
Mr. Diegnan represents the 18th Legislative District, which includes the Middlesex County municipalities of East Brunswick, Edison, Helmetta, Metuchen, South Plainfield, South River and Spotswood.