Nicholas A. Chiaravalloti has served as an Assemblyman from the 31st Legislative District since
being elected in 2015. The 31st Legislative District covers all of Bayonne and most of Jersey
City. In 2018, Speaker Craig Coughlin named Chiaravalloti Deputy Parliamentarian. He serves
on the Transportation and Independent Authorities and the Commerce and Economic Development
Committees and as Vice-Chair of the Human Services Committee
Nicholas is a life-long resident of Hudson County, he was born and raised in the City of
Bayonne. He and his wife, Nancy Donofrio, are raising their three sons – AJ, Nico and Joshua
in Bayonne along with their two Labrador dogs Divi and Zion. Like many of the residents he
represents, Nicholas’ parents immigrated to the United States in the 1950s in order to pursue
their American Dream.
In 2017, Nicholas received a Doctorate in Education from St. Peter’s University. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the Rutgers-Newark School of Law, becoming a member of the New Jersey Bar in 1998, and received a BA in History from The Catholic University of America.
Currently he serves as the Vice President for External Affairs and Special Counsel to the President for Hudson County Community College. Previously he worked at Saint Peter’s University as the Fr. John Corridan Fellow, Associate Vice President for Community Engagement and as the Executive Director of the Guarini Institute for Government and
He has also served as the State Director for United States Senator Robert Menendez. In this role, he oversaw operations to provide constituent services to citizens, directed policy and programmatic initiatives, and served as a liaison to the Office of the Governor, members of the NJ congressional delegation, state lawmakers, mayors and a variety of non-profits and state agencies. Nicholas began his career in local government. He led the team that successfully negotiated the delivery and transfer of the Military Ocean Terminal (MOT) to the City. He worked for the City of Bayonne as Director of Policy and Planning, and for the Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority as Executive Director.
Nicholas has always been involved in his community in various capacities, serving on the Board of Trustees for Holy Family Academy, St. Peter’s Preparatory, Hudson Cradle, and Bergen Community Chest. He also volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America, Bayonne Youth Soccer Association and Bayonne Little League.