“I’m pro-family, pro-business and pro-taxpayer and I have more experience in government than most people in the state legislature. I know how to get things done,”
BettyLou DeCroce has extensive and valuable experience in local and state government that provides her with in-depth knowledge on how government works and why so often if fails us.
In nine years in the NJ General Assembly, DeCroce served many legislative committees and commissions, including the NJ Legislative Select Oversight into Gov. Murphy’s Administration’s Hiring Practices, Transportation & Independent Authorities, the Joint Committee on Public Schools, Banking and Insurance, Science & Technology; the Pre-trial Services Review Commission, the Intergovernmental Relations Commission and the Manufacturing Caucus.
She is member of both the Parsippany-Troy Hills Satellite Rotary Club and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany and she has received numerous awards, including the NJ Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Legislator of the Year, Defender of the Taxpayer Award, for her advocacy of common-sense measures to reduce taxes and create jobs, and two-time finalist for the Leading Women Entrepreneur Award, as well as was recognized by the Displaced Homemakers Network of New Jersey.
Prior to serving in the New Jersey State Legislature, DeCroce served as Deputy Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs in the Administration of Gov. Chris Christie. While there, she authored the Best Practices for Municipalities, which became a nationally recognized, statewide model for identifying efficiencies in local government to reduce property taxes.
DeCroce served on the Board of Trustees for the New Jersey Crime Victims’ Law Center and has been outspoken in her support for police. DeCroce also served as the first Chairwoman of the Morris County Joint Insurance Fund, an organization of 40 municipalities, where she achieved savings for the membership through shared services and negotiated healthcare.
DeCroce has an extensive understanding of the struggles faced by small business owners that few office-holders do. She was the former President and Owner of ERA Gallo & DeCroce Realtors in Morris County and Vice President of ABL Holdings, a home construction company. She has been declared one of the 50 Best Women in Business by NJBIZ and a NJ Monthly finalist for Leading Woman Entrepreneur and Business Owner.
In addition, DeCroce was selected to participate in the Emerging Leaders Program at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business Administration. DeCroce resides in Parsippany, New Jersey and enjoys spending time with her two sons and four grandchildren.