John McKeon

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John McKeon
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New Jersey General Assembly District 27
Incumbent
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 12
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2001
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of the Township of West Orange
1998-2010
Education
High schoolWest Orange Mountain High School
Bachelor'sMuhlenberg College
J.D.Seton Hall University School of Law, 1983
Personal
Birthday06/03/1958
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John F. McKeon (b. June 3, 1958) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 27. He was first elected to the chamber in 2001. He served as a Deputy Speaker of the Assembly from 2010-2011 and Majority Whip from 2008-2009.

He served as Mayor of the Township of West Orange from 1998 to 2010.

Biography

McKeon earned his B.A. from Muhlenberg College in 1980 and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1983. His professional experience includes working as an attorney and partner with the firm of Hardin, Kundla, McKeon, Poletto and Polifroni.[1]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, McKeon served on the following committees:

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Judiciary, Chair
Environment and Solid Waste, Vice-Chair
Financial Institutions and Insurance

2010-2012

In the 2010-2012 legislative session, McKeon served on the following committees:

Issues

  • A818 Enacts the "Civil Marriage and Religious Protection Act."
  • A1626 Requires affordable housing be built to green building standards; requires Commissioner of Community Affairs to issue standards.
  • A2978 Enacts the "Freedom of Religion and Equality in Civil Marriage Act."
  • A3233 Authorizes the State, with prior approval by the State House Commission, to use eminent domain power to acquire lands for recreation and conservation purposes provided lands are protective of drinking water sources.[2]

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

McKeon won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 27. McKeon was bracketed with Mila Jasey. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He and incumbent Mila Jasey (D) defeated Angelo Tedesco (R) and Laura M. Ali (R) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[3][4][5][6]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 27 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn McKeon Incumbent 27.8% 30,554
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMila Jasey Incumbent 26.7% 29,345
     Republican Angelo Tedesco 23.1% 25,378
     Republican Laura Ali 22.5% 24,732
Total Votes 110,009

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

McKeon won re-election in 2011. He and incumbent Mila Jasey were bracketed together and defeated Ellen Steinberg in the Democratic Primary on June 7. They then defeated Lee Holtzman and Nicole Hagner in the November 8 general election.[7]

New Jersey General Assembly District 27 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn McKeon Incumbent 28% 23,508
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMila Jasey Incumbent 27.1% 22,757
     Republican Lee Holtzman 22.5% 18,857
     Republican Nicole Hagner 22.4% 18,790
Total Votes 83,912

2009

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

McKeon successfully won re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election. He was bracketed with Mila Jasey and defeated Republican challengers Mark Meyerowitz and Barry Funt.[8] [9]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Twenty-Seventh Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John F. McKeon (D) 33,013
Green check mark transparent.png Mila M. Jasey (D) 30,399
Mark Meyerowitz (R) 18,841
Barry Funt (R) 18,409

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McKeon is available dating back to 2001. Based on available campaign finance records, McKeon raised a total of $1,957,800 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[10]

John McKeon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 27 Won $540,859
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 27 Won $402,354
2007 New Jersey General Assembly, District 27 Won $449,101
2005 New Jersey General Assembly, District 27 Won $198,795
2003 New Jersey General Assembly, District 27 Won $89,885
2001 New Jersey General Assembly, District 27 Won $276,806
Grand Total Raised $1,957,800

2011

McKeon won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, McKeon raised a total of $540,859.

2009

McKeon won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, McKeon raised a total of $402,354.

2007

McKeon won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. During that election cycle, McKeon raised a total of $449,101.

2005

McKeon won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2005. During that election cycle, McKeon raised a total of $198,795.

2003

McKeon won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2003. During that election cycle, McKeon raised a total of $89,885.

2001

McKeon won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2001. During that election cycle, McKeon raised a total of $276,806.

Scorecards

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2014-2015

In 2014, the 216th New Jersey State Legislature will be in session from January 14 through January 1, 2016.

2012-2013

In 2012, the 215th New Jersey State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 10 to January 9, 2013. In 2013, the 215th New Jersey State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 10 to January 13, 2014.

  • Legislators are scored on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key fiscal legislation affecting the state's economy.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes concerning the protection of the environment.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, McKeon’s endorsements included the following:[11] [12]

  • The New Jersey AFL-CIO
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey

2011

In 2011, McKeon’s endorsements included the following:[13]

Personal

McKeon and his wife, Anne Mader McKeon, have three daughters.

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