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
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
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
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