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Troy Singleton

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Troy Singleton
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New Jersey General Assembly District 7
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
AppointedSeptember 2011
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sRowan University
Personal
Birthday6/30/1973
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Troy Singleton (b. June 30, 1973) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 7. He was first appointed to the chamber in September 2011, replacing Jack Conners who announced on April 5, 2011, that he would not be seeking re-election, citing the fact that his district was moved in the redistricting process.[1][2]

Biography

Singleton earned his B.S. in Business Administration with a Specialization in Finance from Rowan University. His professional experience includes serving as the Assistant to the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters.[3]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

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

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Tourism and Gaming, Vice-Chair
Budget
Education

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

Singleton's campaign website listed five major campaign themes:[3]

  • Strengthening Our Children's Educational Foundation
Excerpt: The educational foundation that we lay for our children should be steeped in the principle that every child, regardless of zip code, should have the tools necessary to succeed. I am committed to enacting common sense education reforms that support good teachers and allow us to provide the appropriate education that all New Jersey children deserve.
  • Higher Education and Workforce Development Opportunities
Excerpt: Whether it's at the state, national or local level we must sharpen our competitive edge and create new opportunities for working-class families to get ahead. This can't be done in a vacuum. It needs to be a concerted effort that focuses on everything from training our workforce to incentivizing private investment.
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Excerpt: It is incumbent upon us as policy makers to create an environment that nurtures promising industries, gives entrepreneurs the skills and capital to create jobs, and allows New Jersey companies to compete both regionally and globally. I strongly believe that by promoting innovation and nurturing the free exchange of ideas, we make our society as a whole better.
  • Regional Development Through Sound Infrastructure Investments
Excerpt: Infrastructure investments have long been an economic engine for our country. Building American roads, bridges and rail lines helped pull us out of the Great Depression, and revived our stalled economy. It's time to return to that notion that if we commit the resources necessary we can put New Jerseyans back to work and strengthen our transportation and infrastructure networks for the long-term safety and productivity of our state.
  • Making Business Growth in New Jersey Easier
Excerpt: Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and employ nearly half of our entire workforce. Eliminating burdensome regulations and putting in place common sense measures to alleviate the bureaucracy businesses must navigate will ensure that business in our state can thrive. I am actively engaged in our business community to hear your concerns and create policies that foster the best possible atmosphere for job creation.

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Singleton won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 7. Singleton was bracketed with Herbert Conaway, Jr.. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He and incumbent Herbert Conaway, Jr. (D) defeated Jeff Banasz (R) and Anthony Ogozalek (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[4][5][6][7]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 7 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHerbert Conaway, Jr. Incumbent 28% 34,978
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTroy Singleton Incumbent 27.8% 34,772
     Republican Anthony Ogozalek 22.4% 27,991
     Republican Jeff Banasz 21.8% 27,233
Total Votes 124,974

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Singleton won election to District 7 of the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. Singleton and incumbent Herb Conaway ran unopposed in the June 7 primary. Ken Gordon was also seeking the Democratic Party nomination but dropped out in late April.[8] Joseph Malone, III and Christopher Halgas ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[9]Singleton and Herb Conaway defeated Republican's Christopher Halgas and James Keenan in the general election.

New Jersey General Assembly District 7 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHerb Conaway Incumbent 26.2% 23,908
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTroy Singleton Incumbent 25.6% 23,403
     Republican James Keenan 24.3% 22,144
     Republican Christopher Halgas 23.9% 21,828
Total Votes 91,283

Speculation

Molone retirement

With Redistricting moving his residence out of the 30th District, Joseph Malone, III was forced to run for re-election to the 7th District in 2011. Since Malone brought with him the status of a nine-term incumbent, NJ Spotlight identified the 7th District as a potential place for the GOP to pickup a seat in the Assembly.[10] However, following the primary election, Malone announced that he had decided not to run for re-election, but denied that redistricting had motivated his retirement.[11]

Redistricting

District 7 was split between both parties, with Republicans controlling the Senate seat and Democrats controlling the two Assembly seats. PolitickerNJ noted that several Republican-leaning areas were added to the area in redistricting, but since these districts came from solidly Republican districts, Democratic turnout in these areas could expand in 2011. Joseph Malone, III (R) was also moved into District 7 via redistricting, but decided to retire. Jack Conners (D), on the other hand, was moved out of District 7 by redistricting and ultimately decided to retire. Troy Singleton was quickly appointed to replace Connors in the Assembly and ran in District 7.[12][13]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Singleton is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Singleton raised a total of $1,152,556 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.[14]

Troy Singleton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 7 Won $1,152,556
Grand Total Raised $1,152,556

2011

Singleton won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Singleton raised a total of $1,152,556.

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Singleton’s endorsements included the following:[15] [16]

  • The New Jersey AFL-CIO
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey

Labor unions

On June 7, the New Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council announced its endorsement of 26 Democrats and seven Republican candidates running in the 2013 general election. The trades council's endorsement placed special emphasis on the re-election of the "Building Trades Seven." The group -- composed of legislators who are also members of New Jersey union building trades -- includes senators Singleton, Stephen Sweeney, John Amodeo, Thomas Giblin, Donald Norcross, Wayne DeAngelo and Joseph Egan.[17]

In addition to its endorsement of the 33 Senate candidates, the trades council also endorsed 67 Assembly candidates -- 55 Democrats and 12 Republicans.[17]

2011

In 2011, Singleton’s endorsements included the following:[18]

Personal

Singleton and his wife, Megan, have three children.

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References

  1. Burlington County Times "Conners cites redistricting shuffle as reason he'll retire," April 5, 2011
  2. Courier Post Online, "Singleton to fill Conners' seat," September 14, 2011
  3. 3.0 3.1 Troy Singleton Official Campaign Website, "About Troy," accessed April 10, 2014
  4. New Jersey Department of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," accessed July 26, 2013
  5. New Jersey Department of State, "Official general election candidates," September 9, 2013
  6. Associated Press, "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013
  7. New Jersey Department of State, "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 6, 2013
  8. Burlington County Times, "Gordon no longer pursuing Assembly," April 26, 2011
  9. New Jersey Department of State, "2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List," accessed April 10, 2014
  10. NJ Spotlight, "Election 2011: Where the Republicans Can Pick Up Assembly Seats," April 12, 2011
  11. Philly.com, "Malone says his departure had nothing to do with redistricting," June 15, 2011
  12. PolitickerNJ, "New Jersey Legislative Forecast," November 1, 2011
  13. NJ Spotlight, "Election 2011: Where the Republicans Can Pick Up Assembly Seats," April 12, 2011
  14. followthemoney.org, "Singleton, Troy" Accessed August 15, 2013
  15. PolitickerNJ.com, "AFL-CIO endorses candidates for elections," accessed September 4, 2013
  16. Planned Parenthood NJ "Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey Announces Endorsements in State Elections," accessed September 5, 2013
  17. 17.0 17.1 "Politicker NJ" Trades Council releases endorsements, June 7, 2013
  18. Politicker NJ, 2011 AFL-CIO endorsed candidates, accessed Aug. 5, 2011