Scott Rudder

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Scott Rudder
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New Jersey General Assembly District 8
Former Member
In office
2008 - 2014
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, Township of Medford
2005 - 2008
Education
Bachelor'sWest Virginia University
Military service
Service/branchN.J. Army National Guard
Years of service1996-2000
Personal
Birthday08/19/1969
ProfessionManager-Business Development, Lockheed Martin
Websites
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Scott Rudder (b. August 19, 1969) is a former Republican member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 8 from 2008 to 2014. Rudder served as Assistant Minority Leader.

Prior to his election to the Assembly, Rudder served as Mayor of Medford from 2005-2008, and as a member of the Medford Council from 1998-2008.[1]

Rudder did not seek re-election in 2013. His seat was filled by Republican Maria Rodriguez-Gregg.

Biography

Rudder earned his B.A. in Political Science from West Virginia University. His professional experience includes working as Manager of Business Development at Lockheed Martin. Rudder served in the N.J. Army National Guard from 1996 to 2000.[2]

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:

Issues

  • A3020 Requires permanent driver's license suspension for third drunk driving offense.
  • A3077 Prohibits member of Legislature from holding local appointive office or position; removes provision allowing current members holding more than one elective position as of February 1, 2008 to continue to do so if service continuous.
  • A3878 Provides 10% reduction in compensation for members of Legislature.
  • A4172 Requires lobbyists and governmental affairs agents to file annually with ELEC information on certain for profit and not-for-profit activities.[3]

Elections

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Rudder won re-election in 2011. He and incumbent Patrick Delany ran unopposed in the Republican Primary on June 7. They then defeated Anita Lovely (D), Pam Finnerty (D) and Robert Edward Forchion, Jr. (I) in the general election.[4]Republican Patrick Delany has since resigned and withdrawn from the race. Freeholder Chris Brown (R) will replace Delany on the ballot.[5]

New Jersey General Assembly District 8 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Brown 30.1% 19,799
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Rudder Incumbent 29.9% 19,649
     Democratic Pamela Finnerty 19% 12,480
     Democratic Anita Lovely 18.4% 12,107
     Independent Robert Edward Forchion Jr. 2.5% 1,653
Total Votes 65,688

2009

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

Successfully winning re-election in 2009, Rudder was bracketed with Dawn Addiego and defeated challengers William Brown and Debbie Sarcone.[6][7] [8]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Eighth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dawn Marie Addiego (R) 42,129
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Rudder (R) 40,679
Debbie Sarcone (D) 26,397
Bill Brown (D) 26,384

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rudder is available dating back to 2007. Based on available campaign finance records, Rudder raised a total of $173,966 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.[9]

Scott Rudder's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 8 Won $67,901
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 8 Won $49,590
2007 New Jersey General Assembly, District 8 Won $56,475
Grand Total Raised $173,966

2011

Rudder won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Rudder raised a total of $67,901.

2009

Rudder won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Rudder raised a total of $49,590.

2007

Rudder won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. During that election cycle, Rudder raised a total of $56,475.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

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

Scott Rudder endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [10]

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