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politician , member of the New Jersey General Assembly

Frederick Scalera is an American Democratic Party politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 2003 to 2011, representing the 36th legislative district.


Scalera, Frederick was born on May 27, 1958.


Student in Fire Code Technology, Essex County College. Doctor in Humanities (honorary), Essex County College.


Scalera received an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities from Essex County College. He is the Retired Deputy Fire Chief in Nutley. In the Assembly, Scalera served on the Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee (as Chair), Housing and Local Government Committee and the Labor Committee.

Scalera has served on the Governor's Task Force on Community Emergency Response, Citizen Corps since 2003 and on the Essex County Local Emergency Planning Council since 1991. Scalera resigned suddenly in January 2011, and was replaced by Essex County Democrats by Kevin J. Ryan, a Nutley native. Later that year, Scalera ran for a three year term on the Nutley Board of Education and was elected.

He was seeking election to the Nutley Board of Commissioners in 2012, which is the town's chief legislative body, but did not receive enough votes to be elected. In 2014, he received a job with New Jersey Homeland Security out of the Newark office.


Scalera resides in Nutley, New Jersey and is currently a member of the town's Board of Education.