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The Races:

U.S. Senate
- Tom Kean, Jr. (R)
- Robert Menendez (D)
U.S. Congress
- Mike Ferguson (R)
- Linda Stender (D)
County Freeholders
- Patricia Quattrocchi (R)
- Glenn Mortimer (R)
- Diane Barabas (R)
- Deborah Scanlon (D)
- Alexander Mirabella (D)
- Chester Holmes (D)
Scotch Plains Council
- Nancy Malool (R)
- Carolyn Sorge (R)
- Rich Duthie (R)
- Neal LeStrange (D)
- Kevin Glover (D)
- Jeff Strauss (D)
Fanwood Council
- Richard Alber (R)
- Andrew MacDonald (R)
- Donna Dolce (D)
- David Valian (D)
Garwood Mayor
- Bruce Paterson
- Dennis McCarthy (D)
Garwood Council
- Dennis Clark (R)
- Jim Matheson (R)
- Kathleen Villaggio (D)
- Keith Sluka (D)
Mountainside Council
- Robert W. Messler (R)
- William R. Lane (R)
Goleader Election Coverage 2006 
Scotch Plains Council
Jeff Strauss
Party Affiliation: Democrat

Contact Info
Website: www.rjweiner.com
Email: jestrauss@optonline.net

Candidate Information

Hometown: Scotch Plains, NJ

Professional Background: Mr. Strauss is a named partner in the law firm of Weiner Carroll & Strauss. He has been an attorney for over 20 years, and he handles matters in both state and federal courts throughout New Jersey and within adjacent counties in New York.

Education: The candidate has a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University in Zoology and Physiology, a master's degree from Boston University in Physiology and Anatomy and a JD from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan. He graduated from law school Cum Laude and was a member of the law review and served as its articles editor.

Family Life: A lifelong Union County resident, Mr. Strauss is married to Angelique and his two sons, Joel, 18, a college freshman, and Benjamin, 14, a freshman at Scotch Plains Fanwood High School.

Governmental Experience: Mr. Strauss was active in local government when he lived in Fanwood, serving as a member of the borough's zoning board of adjustment and  planning board.

Clubs, Organizations, Committees: Mr. Strauss was a member of the executive board and served as a division vice president of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Youth Baseball Association for three years. He has also been a coach for both of his sons' teams in baseball and soccer.  Professionally, he participates in various organizations associated with the practice of law.

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Last Updated: Friday, September 15, 2006
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