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Sean Kean
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New Jersey General Assembly, District 30th
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2014
Years in position 3
Assembly Assistant Republican Whip
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey State Senate, District 11
New Jersey State General Assembly, 11th District
Bachelor'sSeton Hall University, 1988
Master'sColumbia University, 1992
J.D.Seton Hall University School of Law, 1995
Date of birth5/21/1963
Place of birthMontclair, NJ
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Sean Kean (b. May 21, 1963) is a Republican member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 30 since 2012. Kean previously served in the Assembly, representing District 11 from 2002-2008. He then served in the New Jersey State Senate from 2008 until 2012. During the 2011 redistricting process Kean was moved into the same district (D. 30) as Robert Singer (R). Kean says he will now run for the New Jersey General Assembly rather than combat Singer in a primary.[1]

Kean graduated with a B.A. in political science from Seton Hall University and also graduated with a M.A.L.S in American studies from Columbia University. Kean later obtained a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law.[2] In addition to being a senator, Kean is an attorney at Escandon Fernicola & Kean and has been since 2005. He has also been an Assistant Republican Whip in the New Jersey State Assembly.[3]

Committee assignments


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Kean was appointed to these Senate committees:


Bills that have been sponsored by Senator Kean include Senate Bill 330 and Senate Bill 331.[4]

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Sean Kean endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [5]



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Kean ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 30. Kean is bracketed with David Rible. He was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. He is challenged by Lorelei Rouvrais (D) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[6][7]


See also:New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011, New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Kean did not run for re-election to the Senate. He instead won election to District 30 of the General Assembly.[1] Kean and David Rible ran unopposed in the Republican Primary on June 7. They then defeated Howard Kleinhendler, Shaun O'Rourke, and David Schneck in the November 8 general election.[8]

New Jersey General Assembly District 30 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSean Kean 34.4% 22,889
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Rible Incumbent 31.2% 20,728
     Democratic Shaun O'Rourke 16.9% 11,256
     Democratic Howard Kleinhendler 16% 10,639
     Libertarian David Schneck 1.5% 986
Total Votes 66,498


In 2007 Kean was elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 10. Kean (R) finished with 28,403 votes while his opponent John Villapiano (D) finished with 16,465 votes.[9] Kean raised $691,826 for his campaign fund.[10]

New Jersey State Senate District 10
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sean Kean (R) 28,403
John Villapiano (D) 16,465

Campaign donors


In 2011, Kean received $354,494 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[11]

New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sean Kean's campaign in 2011
Total Raised in 2011 $354,494
Total Votes received in 2011 22,889
Cost of each vote received $15.49


In 2007, Kean collected $691,826 in donations.[12]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
New Jersey Republican Party $47,284
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 9 $11,400
New Jersey Association of Realtors $10,000
Medical Society of New Jersey $9,300
New Jersey State Troopers Fraternal Association $8,900

District 11

Kean represents New Jersey Senate District 11, which includes the townships of Neptune and Ocean, New Jersey.[13]


Kean was born on May 21, 1963 in Montclair, New Jersey. He is married to his wife Bridget.

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Preceded by
New Jersey General Assembly District 30
Succeeded by
Preceded by
New Jersey State Senate District 11
Succeeded by
Jennifer Beck
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New Jersey General Assembly District 11
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