|New Jersey State Senate District 28|
|January 10, 2014|
|Years in position||28|
|Assistant Majority Leader, New Jersey State Senate|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 5, 2013|
|High school||South Side High School|
|Associate's||Essex County College|
|Bachelor's||John Jay College of Criminal Justice|
|Service/branch||U.S. Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1966-1970|
|Birthday||December 18, 1945|
|Place of birth||Richmond, VA|
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. 
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Rice served on these committees:
- Community and Urban Affairs, Chair
- Joint Committee on Public Schools, Co-Chair
- Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens
- 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.
- 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. 
|New Jersey State Senate District 28 General Election, 2011|
|Democratic||Ronald Rice Incumbent||76.6%||14,781|
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. 
|New Jersey Senate 2007 General Election, District 28 (2007)|
|Ronald Rice (D)||12,821|
|Herbert Glenn (R)||3,838|
In 2011, Rice received $217,645 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|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.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
|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|
Rice was endorsed by:
Rice represents New Jersey Senate District 28, which includes township of Belleville, New Jersey.
Rice currently resides in Newark, New Jersey.
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- Campaign website
- Official website of Ronald Rice
- Ronald Rice legislative profile on Project Vote Smart
- Ronald Rice biography on Project Vote Smart
- New Jersey Democratic Party biography of Ronald Rice
- Bills Sponsored by Senators and Representatives
- Official website of Ronald Rice
- Essex County Unofficial Primary Results, June 4, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, 2011 Official State Senate Primary Candidate List
- New Jersey State Senate election results
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- Politicker NJ, 2011 AFL-CIO endorsed candidates, accessed Aug. 5, 2011
- New Jersey Senate Districts By Number
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