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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 
United States Senator
Thomas Kean Jr.
Party Affiliation: Republican

Contact Info
Website: www.tomkean.com

Candidate Information

Professional Background: The candidate worked as a special assistant to the Environmental Protection Agency during the Bush administration and he also worked as an assistant to former Congressman Bob Franks. Mr. Kean additionally served as a volunteer firefighter and volunteer EMT.

Education: Mr. Kean is a graduate of Dartmouth College in Dartmouth, New Hampshire, where he received his degree in history. He also holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy degree from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Boston. Currently, he is completing his doctorate in international relations at Tufts.

Family Life: The candidate lives with his wife Rhonda and their two daughters in Westfield.

Governmental Experience: In 2003, the candidate was appointed to replace former senator Rich Bagger in the New Jersey Senate. In November of that year, he was formally elected to the state senate as a representative of the 21st legislative district. He currently holds the position of Senate Minority Whip. He also is a member of the Judiciary Committee and the Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee. Before being elected to the senate, Mr. Kean served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 2001 to 2003.  During his time in the General Assembly, Mr. Kean was the chairman of the Republican Policy Committee and worked as Vice Chairman for the State Government Committee.

Info complied using: www.tomkean.com

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Last Updated: Friday, September 15, 2006
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