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Keith Walker
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Candidate for
New Jersey Senate District 5
Bachelor'sRutgers University
Master'sU.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Walden University
ProfessionTeacher, retired marine
Keith Walker was a 2013 Republican candidate for District 5 of the New Jersey State Senate.[1]


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. Walker is a public school teacher and chairman of Camden County Toys for Tots. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.


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." [2]



See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Walker ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 5. Walker was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. He was defeated by incumbent Donald W. Norcross (D) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[3][4][5]

New Jersey State Senate, District 5 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDonald Norcross Incumbent 57.9% 25,383
     Republican Keith Walker 42.1% 18,448
Total Votes 43,831


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 on November 8, 2011. [6]

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

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