Jeffrey First

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Jeffrey First
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Candidate for
New Jersey General Assembly, District 22
Bachelor'sJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice
Campaign website
Jeffrey First was a 2013 Republican candidate for District 22 of the New Jersey General Assembly.[1]

First attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where he studied Government and Public Administration. He is a licensed nursing home administrator, and has been practicing as such for 25 years. He served two consecutive terms as a former immediate president for the Society of Licensed Nursing Home Administrators of New Jersey, and was also the former vice president of the largest medical center in New Jersey. As the vice president, First was responsible for the largest skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in New Jersey, with a resident/patient capacity of 691 beds.[2]


Campaign themes


First's official campaign website states that his primary campaign theme is: "I strongly believe that our government must be operated like any successful business venture. Expenditures cannot exceed revenues. Tight controls must be placed on spending".[2]



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

First ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 22. First is bracketed with John Campbell. He was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. He is challenged by Gerald Green (D) and Linda Stender (D) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[3][4][5]


See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

First was a candidate for District 22 of the New Jersey General Assembly. He was defeated in the November 8 general election. First and Joan Van Pelt ran unopposed in the Republican Primary on June 7. Gerald Green and Linda Stender ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[6]

New Jersey General Assembly District 22 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGerald Green Incumbent 29% 14,957
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Stender Incumbent 30.5% 15,747
     Republican Joan Van Pelt 21% 10,846
     Republican Jeffrey First 19.5% 10,092
Total Votes 51,642


First is married and has two children.

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