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Sean T. Kean : biography

May 21, 1963 -
Sean T. Kean


Kean grew up in Deal and attended Red Bank Catholic High School. Kean received a B.A. in 1988 from Seton Hall University in Political Science, was granted an M.A.L.S. in 1992 from Columbia University in American Studies and was awarded a J.D. from the Seton Hall University School of Law in 1995. He was born in Montclair, and resides in Wall Township., Project Vote Smart. Accessed August 9, 2007.

Kean served as an aide to State Senator John O. Bennett from 1994 through 1996. He served on the Monmouth County Environmental Council from 1999 to 2001 and on the Wall Township Planning Board from 2001 to 2002.

Kean first took his seat in the Assembly on October 28, 2002, following his selection by the District 11 Republican County Committee members to fill the vacancy created by the death of Assemblyman Thomas S. Smith., Newark Star-Ledger, October 29, 2002. Accessed August 9, 2007. "Sean T. Kean, a Monmouth County Republican Party activist from Wall Township, was sworn in yesterday as an assemblyman from the 11th District. Kean, 39, replaces Assemblyman Thomas S. Smith, who died Sept. 26 at age 84."

In the Assembly, he was the Assistant Republican Whip from 2004 to 2008. Kean served in the Assembly on the State Government Committee and the Transportation and Public Works Committee., New Jersey Legislature. From Internet Archive backup taken June 15, 2007. Accessed January 13, 2008.

Kean writes a column titled "Legislative Matters" in The Coast Star, a weekly local newspaper in Monmouth County. His column typically contains news from the statehouse in Trenton, opinions on issues facing his district, and criticism of the state's Democratic Party.

Election History

District 30

Each of the forty districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly. The other representatives from the 30th Legislative District for the 2012-13 Legislative Session are:, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed August 12, 2012.

  • Senator Robert Singer, and
  • Assemblyman David Rible
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