Thomas Kean

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Thomas Kean
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New Jersey State Senate District 21
Incumbent
In office
2004-Present
Term ends
January 9, 2018
Years in position 10
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Minority Leader, New Jersey State Senate
2008-Present
Minority Whip, New Jersey State Senate
2004-2007
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2003
Next generalNovember 7, 2017
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey State General Assembly
2001-2003
Education
Bachelor'sDartmouth College
Master'sFletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Ph.D.Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 5, 1968
ProfessionConsultant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Thomas H. Kean, Jr. (b. September 5, 1968) is a Republican member of the New Jersey Senate, representing District 21. He was first elected to the chamber in 2003. He currently serves as Minority Leader. Bills that have been sponsored by Senator Kean include Senate Bill 80 and Senate Bill 134.[1]

Kean was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 2001 to 2003.[2]

Biography

Kean earned his B.A. in History from Dartmouth College and his M.A.L.D in International Relations from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. His professional experience includes working as a graduate school instructor for the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tuft's University and as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician.[3]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

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

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Commerce
Higher Education
Legislative Oversight

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Kean served on the following committees:

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Kean won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 21. Kean was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary and defeated Michael Komondy (D) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[4][5][6][7]

New Jersey State Senate, District 21 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Kean Incumbent 69.6% 42,423
     Democratic Michael Komondy 30.4% 18,517
Total Votes 60,940

2011

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Kean won re-election to the District 21 State Senate seat in 2011. He ran unopposed in the June 7 Republican primary election. Kean defeated Paul Swanicke in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011.[8]

New Jersey State Senate District 21 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Kean Incumbent 67.5% 27,750
     Democratic Paul Swanicke 32.5% 13,351
Total Votes 41,101

2007

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2007

In 2007, Kean was re-elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 21. Kean (R) finished with 29,795 votes and was followed by Gina Genovese (D) with 20,092 votes. Kean raised $686,441 for his campaign fund.[9]

New Jersey Senate 2007 General Election, District 21 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Kean (R) 29,795
Gina Genovese (D) 20,092

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kean is available dating back to 2001. Based on available campaign finance records, Kean raised a total of $3,465,262 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 13, 2013.[10]

Thomas Kean's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey State Senate, District 21 Won $1,135,166
2009 New Jersey State Senate, District 21 Not up for election $454,779
2007 New Jersey State Senate, District 21 Won $686,441
2005 New Jersey State Senate, District 21 Not up for election $498,341
2003 New Jersey State Senate, District 21 Won $587,092
2001 New Jersey General Assembly, District 21 Won $103,443
Grand Total Raised $3,465,262

2011

Kean won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2011. During that election cycle, Kean raised a total of $1,135,166.

2009

Thomas Kean was not up for election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2009. During that election cycle, Thomas Kean raised a total of $454,779.

2007

Kean won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2007. During that election cycle, Kean raised a total of $686,441.

2005

Kean was not up for election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2005. During that election cycle, Kean raised a total of $498,341.

2003

Kean won election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2003. During that election cycle, Kean raised a total of $587,092.

2001

Kean won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2001. During that election cycle, Kean raised a total of $103,443.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Thomas Kean endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [11]

Personal

Kean and his wife, Rhonda, have two children. They currently reside in Westfield, New Jersey.

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New Jersey State Senate District 21
2003–present
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