|New Jersey General Assembly, District 27|
|Bachelor's||Istanbul Technical University|
|Master's||Montclair State University|
Selen earned his Bachelors of Science in Architecture from Istanbul Technical University and his M.B.A. from Montclair State University. His professional experience includes working for an Architectural and Engineering firm in Cedar Knolls and he currently works for Lincoln Educational Services as the Vice President of Procurement and Real Estate. 
The top five campaign themes Selen listed on his official campaign website are:
- Term Limits For Politicians In Trenton
- Excerpt: I will propose a bill and fight for its' passage to limit terms for politicians in Trenton.
- Excerpt: Reduce State Government spending by cutting waste and eliminate funding for ineffective programs. Propose a hiring freeze "net zero" for the State Government.
- Property Taxes
- Excerpt: I will vote NO for any proposal to increase property taxes. Period.
- Excerpt: 1 - Draft a bill to make the necessary technology investments for SAFER PUBLIC SCHOOLS. You can't put a price on security of our children. 2 - Demand better student outcomes from our educators in the classrooms. 3 - Reward success in the classroom. 4 - Support tough regulations against "bullying" in and outside the school.
- Excerpt: Provide full support for Governor Christie's Ethics Reform.
Selen ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 27. Selen was defeated by Angelo Tedesco and Laura Ali in the June 4 Republican primary. The general election took place on November 5, 2013.
|New Jersey General Assembly, District 27, Republican Primary, 2013|
Selen and his wife, Tulin, have a daughter.
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- Tayfun Selen official campaign website
- Tayfun Selen on Facebook
- Project Vote Smart - Tayfun Selen
- New Jersey Department of State, Official Primary Results
- New Jersey Department of State, "Official 2013 Primary Candidates", Accessed April 15, 2013
- "Tayfun Selen official campaign website", Accessed May 9, 2013
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- New Jersey Department of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed July 26, 2013
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