About Us

The Common Sense Institute of New Jersey is a nonprofit research and education organization that conducts scholarly research and analysis of New Jersey public policy. The Institute’s mission is to explore and advance public policy alternatives that foster individual liberty, personal responsibility and economic opportunity. Institute staff will pursue this mission by conducting timely research on important issues and then marketing the findings to elected leaders, the media, business leaders, community organizations, and individual citizens.

The Common Sense Institute of New Jersey is governed by an independent Board of Directors and is a nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization. The Institute relies solely on voluntary support from individuals, private foundations and businesses, and as such neither accepts government funding nor conducts contract research.

Board of Directors

Jerry Cantrell (President) - Randolph, New Jersey

Dr. Poonam Alaigh - Warren, New Jersey

Lawrence Mone - Hoboken, New Jersey

John Schmidt - West Orange, New Jersey

Michael D. Horn, Esq., Mendham

Arthur Imperatore, Jr., Summit

Anthony J. Vespa, Franklin Lakes

Victor M. Richel, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey

Dick Zimmer, Delaware Township, New Jersey


Contact Us

The Common Sense Institute of New Jersey
2 Berry Lane
Randolph, New Jersey 07869
[email protected]