Cardinale, a longtime Demarest resident, turns 83, Monday. He was born Feb. 27, 1934, in Brooklyn, NY.
Cardinale has been serving the New Jersey Senate since 1982, where he represents the 39th legislative district. He also served one term in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1980-82.
Cardinale received his B.S. from St. John's University in 1955 in chemistry. He is a dentist by profession and has his office in Fort Lee.
From 1994 to 2001, Cardinale had served in the state Senate as a deputy majority leader. He also serves in the senate on the commerce committee, the judiciary and the legislative committees.
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