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Troy Singleton
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New Jersey General Assembly District 30
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
AppointedSeptember 2011
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday6/30/1973
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Troy Singleton (b. June 30, 1973) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 30th District. He was appointed to fill the seat in 2011, replacing Jack Conners. On April 5, 2011, Conners announced he would not be seeking re-election in 2011, citing the fact that his district was moved in the redistricting process.[1][2]

Singleton received his BS in Business Administration with a Specialization in Finance from Rowan University. His professional experience includes serving as the Assistant to the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters.[3]

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

Singleton's campaign website lists five major campaign themes:</ref name=official>

  • Strengthening Our Children's Educational Foundation
Excerpt: The educational foundation that we lay for our children should be steeped in the principle that every child, regardless of zip code, should have the tools necessary to succeed. I am committed to enacting common sense education reforms that support good teachers and allow us to provide the appropriate education that all New Jersey children deserve.
  • Higher Education and Workforce Development Opportunities
Excerpt: Whether it's at the state, national or local level we must sharpen our competitive edge and create new opportunities for working-class families to get ahead. This can't be done in a vacuum. It needs to be a concerted effort that focuses on everything from training our workforce to incentivizing private investment.
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Excerpt: It is incumbent upon us as policy makers to create an environment that nurtures promising industries, gives entrepreneurs the skills and capital to create jobs, and allows New Jersey companies to compete both regionally and globally. I strongly believe that by promoting innovation and nurturing the free exchange of ideas, we make our society as a whole better.
  • Regional Development Through Sound Infrastructure Investments
Excerpt: Infrastructure investments have long been an economic engine for our country. Building American roads, bridges and rail lines helped pull us out of the Great Depression, and revived our stalled economy. It's time to return to that notion that if we commit the resources necessary we can put New Jerseyans back to work and strengthen our transportation and infrastructure networks for the long-term safety and productivity of our state.
  • Making Business Growth in New Jersey Easier
Excerpt: Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and employ nearly half of our entire workforce. Eliminating burdensome regulations and putting in place common sense measures to alleviate the bureaucracy businesses must navigate will ensure that business in our state can thrive. I am actively engaged in our business community to hear your concerns and create policies that foster the best possible atmosphere for job creation.

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Singleton ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 7. Singleton is bracketed with Herbert Conaway, Jr.. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He is opposed by Jeff Banasz (R) and Anthony Ogozalek (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[4]

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Singleton is a candidate for District 7 of the New Jersey General Assembly. Singleton and incumbent Herb Conaway ran unopposed in the June 7 primary. Ken Gordon was also seeking the Democratic Party nomination but dropped out in late April.[5] Joseph Malone, III and Christopher Halgas ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[6] Malone has since decided to retire and was replaced on the Republican ticket by James Keenan.[7]

New Jersey General Assembly District 7 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHerb Conaway Incumbent 26.2% 23,908
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTroy Singleton Incumbent 25.6% 23,403
     Republican James Keenan 24.3% 22,144
     Republican Christopher Halgas 23.9% 21,828
Total Votes 91,283

Speculation

Molone retirement

With Redistricting moving his residence out of the 30th District, Joseph Malone, III was forced to run for re-election to the 7th district in 2011. Since Malone brought with him the status of a nine-term incumbent, NJ Spotlight identified the 7th District as a potential place for the GOP to pickup a seat in the Assembly.[8] However, following the primary election, Malone announced that he had decided not to run for re-election, but denied that redistricting had motivated his retirement.[9]

Redistricting

District 7 is split between both parties, with Republicans controlling the Senate seat and Democrats controlling the two Assembly seats. PolitickerNJ notes that several Republican-leaning areas were added to the area in redistricting, but since these districts came from a solidly Republican districts, Democratic turnout in these areas may expand in 2011. Joseph Malone, III (R) was also moved into District 7 via redistricting, but decided to retire. Jack Conners (D), on the other hand, was moved out of District 7 by redistricting and ultimately decided to retire. Singleton was quickly appointed to replace Connors in the Assembly and run in District 7.[10][11]

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Singleton received $1,152,556 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[12]

New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Troy Singleton's campaign in 2011
Election Fund Of Cook Conaway & Singleton$242,296
Democratic Assembly Campaign Cmte$136,024
Burlington County Democratic Cmte$112,500
Friends Of Assembly Speaker Joe Roberts$16,400
New Jersey Regional Council Of Carpenters$16,400
Total Raised in 2011 $1,152,556
Total Votes received in 2011 23,403
Cost of each vote received $49.25

Endorsements

Personal

Singleton and his wife, Megan, have three children.

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