John McKeon

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John McKeon
New Jersey General Assembly District 27
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 13
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2001
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
High schoolWest Orange Mountain High School
Bachelor'sMuhlenberg College
J.D.Seton Hall University School of Law, 1983
Date of birth06/03/1958
Office website
Personal website
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John F. McKeon (b. June 3, 1958) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 27th District since 2002. He served as a Deputy Speaker of the Assembly from 2010-2011 and Majority Whip from 2008-2009.

McKeon graduated from Muhlenberg College in 1980 and earned his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1983. He works as an attorney and partner with the firm of Hardin, Kundla, McKeon, Poletto and Polifroni. He is also the mayor of the Township of West Orange, a position he has held since 1998.[1]

Committee assignments



  • A818 Enacts the "Civil Marriage and Religious Protection Act."
  • A1626 Requires affordable housing be built to green building standards; requires Commissioner of Community Affairs to issue standards.
  • A2978 Enacts the "Freedom of Religion and Equality in Civil Marriage Act."
  • A3233 Authorizes the State, with prior approval by the State House Commission, to use eminent domain power to acquire lands for recreation and conservation purposes provided lands are protective of drinking water sources. [2]



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

McKeon ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 27. McKeon is bracketed with Mila Jasey. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He is challenged by Angelo Tedesco (R) and Laura M. Ali (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[3][4]


See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

McKeon won re-election in 2011. He and incumbent Mila Jasey were bracketed together and defeated Ellen Steinberg in the Democratic Primary on June 7. They then defeated Lee Holtzman and Nicole Hagner in the November 8 general election.[5]

New Jersey General Assembly District 27 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn McKeon Incumbent 28% 23,508
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMila Jasey Incumbent 27.1% 22,757
     Republican Lee Holtzman 22.5% 18,857
     Republican Nicole Hagner 22.4% 18,790
Total Votes 83,912


McKeon successfully won re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election. He was bracketed with Mila Jasey and defeated Republican challengers Mark Meyerowitz and Barry Funt.[6][7]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Twenty-Seventh Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John F. McKeon (D) 33,013
Green check mark transparent.png Mila M. Jasey (D) 30,399
Mark Meyerowitz (R) 18,841
Barry Funt (R) 18,409

Campaign donors


In 2011, McKeon received $540,859 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John McKeon's campaign in 2011
New Jersey Education Association$16,400
Democratic Assembly Campaign Cmte Of New Jersey$10,000
New Jersey Bankers Association$9,600
International Longshoremens Association$8,200
New Jersey State Laborers$8,200
Total Raised in 2011 $540,859
Total Votes received in 2011 23,508
Cost of each vote received $23.01


Below are McKeon's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[9]

Contributor 2009 total
New Jersey Bankers Association $5,850
Heavy & General Construction Laborers Local 472 $3,750
Naiop New Jersey Chapter $3,700
New Jersey Education Association $3,500
New Jersey Business & Industry Association $3,500


McKeon and his wife, Anne Mader McKeon, have three daughters.



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