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|New Jersey Senate District 26|
|High school||The Delhi United Christian School|
|Master's||Harvard University, 1994, 2009|
|Place of birth||Parsippany, New Jersey|
Khan is a medical doctor. He has contributed to drug development and FDA approval of major anti-neoplastic agents from companies collaborating with Mass General, Sloane-Kettering, MG Anderson and Mayo Clinic.
Khan graduated from Lucknow Christian College with an undergraduate pre-med degree. He completed medical school at King George's Medical College in 1982. He then went to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi for a fellowship in Clinical Immunology and further post-grad training and clinical research. He has also completed 7 years of further post-graduate studies at Harvard in Cancer Epidemiology.
- See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011
Khan was defeated in the 2011 election for New Jersey Senate District 26. He ran unopposed in the primary on June 7, 2011. Khan was defeated by Republican incumbent Joseph Pennacchio in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011.
|New Jersey State Senate District 26 General Election, 2011|
|Republican||Joseph Pennacchio Incumbent||64.3%||20,230|
- See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2007
In 2007, Khan lost in the general election to Joseph Pennacchio in the race for New Jersey State Senate District 26. Pennacchio (R) finished with 26,567 votes and Khan garnered 13,442. Pennacchio raised $323,259 for his campaign fund.
|New Jersey Senate District 26 General Election, 2007|
In 2007, Khan collected $11,573 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2007 were:
|Wasim A. Khan||$3,559|
Khan lists these issue positions on his website:
- Green tax cuts - "I will explore proposals to tie tax-breaks to energy conservation in homes. For example the home-owners who use renewable energy like solar panels or wind-energy or reduce their energy bill could get tax rebates. Thus double their savings as well as reducing environmental degradation.
- De-link funding of education from property - "I would favorably consider propospals to delink funding of education from property tax to income, thus relieving senior citizens from two bad choices or either moving out of the homes and neighborhoods they lived all lives or having to pay much higher property taxes after the retirement when their only income may be from social security."
- Homeland security - "I would like to ask my opponent to join me in insisting that the New Jersey National Guard stay in New Jersey. Sending our National Guard to a pointless deployment in Iraq is only one of many disastrous policies that the Republican Party has been pursuing on a national level...It is high time that local Republicans, including my opponent, who is evidently planning to run for the U.S. Senate, exert their influence to change this catastrophic course."
Khan lists these priorities under his Green for your health section of his website:
Health & Economy
District 26 encompasses Morris and Passaic counties: Bloomingdale, Butler, Chatham Borough, East Hanover, Florham Park, Hanover, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, Montville, Morris Plains, Parsippany-Troy Hills, Pequannock, Pompton Lakes, Riverdale and West Milford.
- NJSpotlight, "Candidates: Legislative District 26," November 4, 2011
- NJSpotlight, "Legislative District 26," October 13, 2011
- Wasim Khan for New Jersey Senate
- Wasim Khan on Facebook
- Wasim Khan on Twitter
- Project Vote Smart biography of Wasim Khan
- The Muslim Observer, Dr. Wasim Khan Runs for NJ Senate, July 21, 2011
- New Jersey Department of State, "2011 Official State Senate Primary Candidate List," accessed April 10, 2014
- Follow the Money, "New Jersey State Senate 2007 general election results," accessed April 10, 2014
- 2007 contributions to Wasim Khan
- Wasim Khan for New Jersey Senate
- Green for Your Health