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Kristin Corrado | Chris DePhillips | Al Barlas

Kristin Corrado

Kristin M. Corrado is a life-long resident of the Borough of Totowa and attended St. James School in Totowa and Paul VI High School in Clifton. She is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University and Seton Hall Law School. She has been an attorney for more than 25 years and is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Florida. After graduating from Seton Hall, Kristin served as a law clerk to the Honorable Amos Saunders, Presiding Chancery Judge in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Passaic Vicinage. She then served as an Assistant Counsel to Governor James Florio working in the Authorities Unit.

Kristin also worked at the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission in Wanaque as the Purchasing Agent and Contract Administrator before entering private practice. Kristin is a partner in the law firm of Corrado & Corrado, Esqs., with her father, Robert E. Corrado. They have a general practice family firm specializing in real estate and probate transactions. She represented the Borough of Totowa as their municipal attorney for 10 years before becoming the Passaic County Clerk. Kristin was first elected County Clerk in November of 2009, and re-elected in 2014.

She has served as a member of the Supreme Court’s District Fee Arbitration Committee and is a member of the Passaic County Bar Association. Kristin served as the COANJ Section Chief for Clerks and Registers in 2012.

As the Passaic County Clerk, Kristin opened a satellite office in Wanaque and expanded their Outreach Program for passports and notary services throughout the county by establishing a set monthly calendar for these services with night and Saturday hours. She expanded services and hours at no additional cost to the taxpayers of Passaic County. In 2016, In-Person Early Voting was offered at the Wanaque satellite office for the first time in the county’s history. Residents now have the convenience of voting early and in person at both offices in all elections.

Kristin partnered with the county’s Department of Veterans’ Affairs to bring back the Veterans ID Program. She established the Passaic County Veteran’s Discount List by working with local businesses to provide discounts to veterans and their families. Together with John Harris, the county’s Service Officer, and David Pearson, Assistant Director of Veteran Services, Supportive Services for Veterans and Families (SSVF) Catholic Family and Community Services, they hosted benefits and educational seminars and created a resource manual for Passaic County’s veterans.

Kristin served on the Passaic County Military Appreciation Committee, which honors and celebrates members of the military, past and presently serving, and their families. She was responsible for creating a keepsake book for the Gold Star and Blue Star Mothers the Committee honors each year as part of an annual celebration and remembrance of their children that have served and sacrificed so much for our country.

As the County Clerk, she sponsored toy drives for the Passaic Vicinage National Adoption Day Celebration and partnered with Blue Star Mothers to collect necessities for our soldiers currently serving overseas and in Military Hospitals. Kristin recently established the ‘Socks For Soldiers’ Program to collect and provide necessities for soldiers and homeless veterans.

Kristin performed 1,500 wedding ceremonies as the County Clerk.

Kristin is also a proud member of the Do Good Student Support Group which is dedicated to giving scholarships to deserving students that are in need of financial assistance. Kristin coached softball for the youth division of the Totowa PAL softball program for 13 years. She also spent numerous hours volunteering her time in the Snack Shack for the Totowa PAL Football Program and working at the annual PV Junior Hornets Wrestling tournaments.

Kristin is the daughter of Bob and Eileen Corrado of Totowa. She is the second of seven children, with sisters and two brothers. She is married to Stan Alcala and is step-Mom to Danny, Matt and Nicole. Kristin and Stan are grandparents to Mia and Valentina Alcala.

Chris DePhillips

Christopher P. DePhillips was sworn in as an assemblyman in January 2018.

In the State Assembly, DePhillips serves as Assistant Minority Leader and is Vice-Chair of the Assembly Republican Victory Committee. DePhillips currently serves on the Assembly Transportation Committee and the Science, Innovation & Technology Committee. He has authored numerous pieces of legislation to reduce the tax burden in New Jersey, incentivize the innovation economy, and to prevent migration of executives and jobs to competitor states.

He served on the Wyckoff Township Committee from 2010 to 2013, serving as deputy mayor in 2011 and mayor in 2012. DePhillips was a Northwest Bergen County Utilities Authority commissioner from 2012 through 2017, and chaired the 40th District Republican County Committee from 2014 to 2019

DePhillips is Senior Vice-President, Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel of RLDatix Life Sciences, a consulting and systems company that assists pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology companies with regulatory and compliance challenges related to sales, marketing and strategic business operations.

DePhillips earned a bachelor’s degree in government from Georgetown University in 1987 and a law degree from Seton Hall University law school in 1992.

He and his wife reside in Wyckoff with their four children.

Al Barlas

A 15-year political and legislative strategist, Al began his career in Trenton as Legislative Director for then-Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon before serving as Chief of Staff to State Senator Kevin O’Toole. Upon Senator O’Toole’s retirement from the legislature to become Chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Al also held the Chief of Staff role for State Senator-Elect Kristin Corrado. His career in New Jersey Republican politics began running legislative and county campaigns and then as the Chairman of the Essex County Young Republicans eventually becoming the Chairman of the New Jersey Young Republican Federation. Al currently serves as the Chairman of the Essex County Republican Committee.

As Chief of Staff to Senator O’Toole, Al routinely worked with elected officials on both sides of the aisle in Trenton, serving as a crisis manager to local officials in times of need including the  disasters of Hurricane Sandy and Irene. Barlas was also the go-to person for Senator O’Toole and Assemblyman O’Scanlon with the Governor’s Office on all legislation, such as bills to enhance penalties for child predators, the Madison Holleran Suicide Prevention Act, and legislation that created the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority.

Al, known for his bi-partisan relationships, is frequently called upon by members of the NJ Legislature, from both parties, for his political and legislative advice. He served as a staff member on both the New Jersey Legislative Reapportionment Commission and the New Jersey Congressional Reapportionment Commission. In 2020 Al was named as a member of the New Jersey Legislative Reapportionment Commission and the Chair of the Republican delegation to the Commission. Al has been ranked on the NJ Globe Political Power List for consecutive years.

Al resides in Cedar Grove with his wife Sukaina, their daughter Naila and son Kamran.