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Revision as of 07:02, 26 December 2012

Keith Walker
Keith Walker.jpg
Candidate for
New Jersey Senate District 5
Bachelor'sRutgers University
Master'sU.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Walden University
ProfessionTeacher, retired marine
Campaign website
Keith Walker was a 2011 Republican candidate for District 5 of the New Jersey State Senate. The primary election took place on June 7, 2011 and the general election took place on November 8, 2011.

Walker is a public school teacher and retired Major in the United States Marine Corps. He also serves as the Camden County Toys for Tots Chairman, and has done so since 2006.

Walker received his B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University in 1980. He received his first Master's degree in Military Science from the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College. He earned his second Master's degree in Education from Walden University.


Campaign themes

In an interview with the Gloucester County Times, Walker listed his top priorities:

  • "Public safety and perceptions regarding public safety are keystones to our ability to attract business and create employment opportunities for our constituents.Business growth creates employment opportunities and together these two priorities will have the ancillary affect of having a positive impact on education by improving our children’s academic achievement, helping to reduce crime and reducing the tax burden carried by individual constituents. Our government must be more open and more accountable to our residents. In the past our legislative bodies have acted in manners that had shown a disregard for the sensitivities and pocketbooks of our residents. These practices have made New Jersey a laughing stock and creates the perception that New Jersey is indeed the “Soprano state.” It is the duty and the responsibility of elected officials to inform the voters of what they (the elected officials) are doing, why it is being done and how the state and district will benefit." [1]

     (For responses from all the candidates, see the full story here.)



See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Walker was defeated in the 2011 election for New Jersey Senate District 5. He defeated George Gallenthin, III in the Republican primary on June 7, 2011. Democratic incumbent Donald Norcross defeated him in the general election took place on November 8, 2011. [2]

New Jersey State Senate District 5 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDonald Norcross Incumbent 56.8% 17,712
     Republican Keith Walker 43.2% 13,444
Total Votes 31,156
New Jersey State Senate District 5 Republican Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKeith Walker 79.8% 1,539
George A. Gallenthin 20.2% 389
Total Votes 1,928

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