Ronald C. Rice

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Ronald Rice
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Newark City Council, West Ward
Former Member
In office
July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2014
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 2010
Term limitsN/A
Ronald C. Rice is a former member of the Newark City Council, representing the West Ward from 2006 to 2014.

Rice ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House of Representatives to represent the 10th Congressional District of New Jersey in 2012. He lost in the primary.[1]


Political philosophy

In the 2012 Democratic primary, Rice considered himself the most progressive of the five candidates.[2]

Campaign themes


According to his website, Rice's campaign platform included the following issues[3]

  • Pass the Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act and the 21st Century Full Employment and Training Act
  • Pass legislation to redress the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision
  • Support school choice and homeschooling initiatives



See also: New Jersey's 10th Congressional District elections, 2012

Rice ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent New Jersey's 10th District. He lost to Donald Payne Jr. in the June 5 Democratic primary.[1]

Rice has said that voters shouldn't elect Payne Jr. just because his father previously held the seat. Rice called for the election to be "a referendum on taking our party back."[2][4]

New Jersey's 10th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDonald Payne Jr. 59.6% 36,576
Ronald C. Rice 19.5% 11,939
Dennis Flynn 1.3% 779
Nia Gill 16.6% 10,207
Wayne Smith 2.2% 1,356
Cathy Wright 0.8% 501
Total Votes 61,358

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Political offices
Preceded by
Newark City Council, West Ward
Succeeded by
Joseph A. McCallum, Jr.