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* [http://www.njaflcio.org/ New Jersey State AFL-CIO] <ref>[http://www.politickernj.com/files/NJ%20State%20AFL-CIO%20Endorsed%20Candidates%208-4-2011.pdf ''Politicker NJ,'' 2011 AFL-CIO endorsed candidates, accessed Aug. 5, 2011]</ref>
* [http://www.njaflcio.org/ New Jersey State AFL-CIO] <ref>[http://www.politickernj.com/files/NJ%20State%20AFL-CIO%20Endorsed%20Candidates%208-4-2011.pdf ''Politicker NJ,'' 2011 AFL-CIO endorsed candidates, accessed Aug. 5, 2011]</ref>
==District 28==
Rice represents New Jersey Senate District 28, which includes township of Belleville, New Jersey.<ref> [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/districts/districtnumbers.asp New Jersey Senate Districts By Number]</ref>
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Ronald Rice
Ronald Rice.jpg
New Jersey State Senate District 28
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2014
Years in position 29
Assistant Majority Leader, New Jersey State Senate
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1985
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
High schoolSouth Side High School
AssociateEssex County College
Bachelor'sJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice
Master'sRutgers University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Marine Corps
Years of service1966-1970
Date of birthDecember 18, 1945
Place of birthRichmond, VA
Office website
Campaign website
Ronald L. Rice is a Democratic member of the New Jersey Senate, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 1986. Bills that have been sponsored by Senator Rice include Senate Bill 8 and Senate Bill 51.[1]


Rice graduated with an A.S. in Police Science from Essex County College. He graduated with a B.S. in Administration and Planning from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Rice obtained his M.A. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University. He also attended Rutgers School of Law. Rice has worked as a police officer, college instructor and a manager at Public Service Gas and Electric Company. He was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps from 1966-1970. [2]

Committee assignments


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Rice served on these committees:



See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Rice ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 28. Rice was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary and is challenged by Frank Contella (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[3]


See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Rice won re-election to the District 28 State Senate seat in 2011. He ran unopposed in the June 7 Democratic primary election. Rice defeated Russell Mollica (R) in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011. [4]

New Jersey State Senate District 28 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRonald Rice Incumbent 76.6% 14,781
     Republican Russell Mollica 23.4% 4,519
Total Votes 19,300


In 2007, Rice was re-elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 28. Rice (D) finished with 12,821 votes and was followed by Herbert Glenn (R) with 3,838 votes. Rice raised $295,533 for his campaign fund. [5]

New Jersey Senate 2007 General Election, District 28 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ronald Rice (D) 12,821
Herbert Glenn (R) 3,838

Campaign donors


In 2011, Rice received $217,645 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

New Jersey State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ronald Rice's campaign in 2011
New Jersey Senate Democratic Majority$30,000
New Jersey Education Association$7,000
Communications Workers New Jersey$5,500
Essex County Democratic Cmte Inc$5,000
Total Raised in 2011 $217,645
Total Votes received in 2011 14,781
Cost of each vote received $14.72


In 2007, Rice collected $295,533 in donations.[7]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
New Jersey Association of Realtors $11,350
New Jersey Education Association $10,000
Essex County Democratic Committee $9,000
New Jersey State Laborers $8,200
Communications Workers New Jersey $8,200



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Rice currently resides in Newark, New Jersey.

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