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Tayfun Selen
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Candidate for
New Jersey General Assembly, District 27
Bachelor'sIstanbul Technical University
Master'sMontclair State University
Personal website
Campaign website
Tayfun Selen was a 2013 Republican candidate for District 27 of the New Jersey General Assembly.[1]


Selen earned his Bachelor's of Science in Architecture from Istanbul Technical University and his M.B.A. from Montclair State University. His professional experience includes working for an Architectural and Engineering firm in Cedar Knolls and he currently works for Lincoln Educational Services as the Vice President of Procurement and Real Estate.[2]


Campaign themes


The top five campaign themes Selen listed on his official campaign website are:[3]

  • Term Limits For Politicians In Trenton
Excerpt: I will propose a bill and fight for its' passage to limit terms for politicians in Trenton.
  • Budget/Spending
Excerpt: Reduce State Government spending by cutting waste and eliminate funding for ineffective programs. Propose a hiring freeze "net zero" for the State Government.
  • Property Taxes
Excerpt: I will vote NO for any proposal to increase property taxes. Period.
  • Education
Excerpt: 1 - Draft a bill to make the necessary technology investments for SAFER PUBLIC SCHOOLS. You can't put a price on security of our children. 2 - Demand better student outcomes from our educators in the classrooms. 3 - Reward success in the classroom. 4 - Support tough regulations against "bullying" in and outside the school.
  • Ethics
Excerpt: Provide full support for Governor Christie's Ethics Reform.



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Selen ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 27. Selen was defeated by Angelo Tedesco and Laura Ali in the June 4 Republican primary. The general election took place on November 5, 2013.[4]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 27, Republican Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAngelo Tedesco 45.4% 5,576
Green check mark transparent.pngLaura Ali 43.4% 5,328
Tayfun Selen 11.3% 1,383
Total Votes 12,287


Selen and his wife, Tulin, have a daughter.

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