J.D. Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
LL.M. Temple Law (Trial Advocacy)
Occupation: Partner at Testa, Heck, Testa, and White, P.A.
Cumberland County Regular Republican Organization, Chair
Vineland Regional Dance Company, Chair
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland and Salem Counties, Past Chair
Vineland Downtown Improvement District, Past Chair
Legislative Service: Senate 2019 to present
Michael L. Testa, Jr.'s family has deep roots in Cumberland County and South Jersey.
On his dad's side, his great-grandparents emigrated from Italy to secure a better future for their children and themselves.
His grandfather became the first elected Mayor of the City of Vineland and went on to become a Judge, despite not even speaking English until the 1st grade. Michael's father went on to start and build their family law firm.
On his mom's side, his grandparents were Polish Jews who met in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II and were, thank God, freed by Allied soldiers. After the war, they came to the United States, where his mom was born. They settled in Buena and his family ran a chicken farm.
Senator Testa is a graduate of Villanova University School of Law and received his Masters at Temple University Beasley School of Law. He and his wife Julie live in Vineland with their three children, Eva Marie, Sarah, and Tripp.
Julie is the engine that makes the Testa family go. She is a former Miss New Jersey, and currently a school librarian in Vineland.
At 26, Senator Testa was the Board Chairman of the Vineland Downtown Improvement District/Main Street Vineland. He is a proud member of the Greater Vineland Chapter of the NAACP, and Past Chair of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland and Salem Counties.
As the incredibly proud father of two little girls, Senator Testa has been the Board President of the Vineland Regional Dance company for several years, and was the 2016 recipient of the South Jersey Cultural Alliance Paul Aiken Encore Award for his dedication to the arts in South Jersey.
In 2019, Senator Testa was elected to the New Jersey State Senate to represent the First Legislative District. Currently, Senator Testa serves on the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, Senate Judiciary Committee, Joint Committee on the Public Schools, and is the co-chair of the New Jersey Legislative Manufacturing Caucus.