Raafat Barsoom

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Raafat Barsoom
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Candidate for
New Jersey State Senate, District 29
Raafat Barsoom was a 2013 Republican candidate for District 29 of the New Jersey State Senate.[1]


Barsoom is a physician at the HackensackUMC Mountainside Hospital. He has served as a board member for the North Jersey Developmental Center.[2]


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In an interview with the Belleville Times, Barsoom highlighted the concerns he has for his district, including high crime rates, high property taxes, unemployment and a lack of safety on the streets. Barsoom said, if elected, he would "push for more police in Newark, and more police presence on the streets."[2]



See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Barsoom ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 29. Barsoom was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. He was defeated by incumbent M. Teresa Ruiz (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[3][4][5][6]

New Jersey State Senate, District 29 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTeresa Ruiz Incumbent 78.3% 16,078
     Republican Raafat Barsoom 17.7% 3,636
     Independent Pablo Olivera 3.9% 808
Total Votes 20,522


Barsoom currently resides in Belleville, New Jersey.

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