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  Rice, Ronald L.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
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NameRonald L. Rice
Address32-34 Sandford Place
Newark, New Jersey 07106, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born December 18, 1945 (73 years)
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Dec 08, 2019 04:40pm
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InfoSenator Rice won his seat in a special election Nov. 18, 1986, for the unexpired term of the late John P. Caufield, who died on Aug. 24. Mr. Rice was sworn and took his seat Dec. 4, 1986. He was elected to a full term in 1987, and re-elected nine times.

Senator Rice has sponsored legislation in the areas of criminal justice, healthcare, affordable housing, tenant rights, employee rights and education.

The senator has been a Democratic County Committee member since 1976. He won the West Ward seat on the Newark City Council in 1982, and was re-elected in 1986, 1990 and 1994. In July 2002, he was appointed deputy mayor of Newark.

Senator Rice is a veteran of the Vietnam War, and holder of Presidential and Navy Unit Citations. He was in the Marine Corps from 1966 to 1970, and was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant. He served in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969.

Mr. Rice was born in Richmond, Va., Dec. 18, 1945.

The senator’s background is in criminal justice administration and planning, law enforcement, and security. He received an associate’s degree in police science at Essex County Community College, a bachelor’s degree at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, in 1976, and his master’s degree at the Rutgers University Graduate School of Criminal Justice in 1979. He also attended Rutgers University School of Law. He joined the Newark Police Department in 1972, and became a detective in 1974. He left the Police Department in 1980 to join the Public Service Electric & Gas Company as a member of the management team in the safety and security department. In 1982, Mr. Rice transferred to the Public Service community affairs management team. After his election to the Senate he resigned his position with the utility company, to devote full time to his legislative and municipal offices.

Mr. Rice’s wife is the former Shirley Nichols. He has two children, Ronald C. and Yuki, and one grandchild, Mia.
U.S. Marine Corps 1966-70, Sergeant.


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Jan 08, 2005 12:00am Editorial Star Ledger: Senator, city official and lobbyist all in one  Article *crickets chirp* 

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  01/01/2019 NJ State Senate Urban Affairs Committee Seat 1 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/09/2018 NJ Senate Human Services Committee Seat 2 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2017 NJ State Senate 28 Won 96.05% (+92.10%)
  11/05/2013 NJ State Senate 28 Won 75.72% (+51.43%)
  11/08/2011 NJ State Senate 28 Won 76.59% (+53.17%)
  11/06/2007 NJ State Senate 28 Won 76.96% (+53.92%)
  06/05/2007 NJ State Senate 28 - D Primary Won 51.94% (+3.87%)
  05/09/2006 Newark Mayor Lost 23.21% (-48.94%)
  11/04/2003 NJ State Senate 28 Won 73.37% (+50.51%)
  11/06/2001 NJ State Senate 28 Won 69.37% (+39.77%)
  06/26/2001 NJ State Senate 28 - D Primary Won 54.30% (+8.60%)
  05/12/1998 Newark Mayor Lost 27.36% (-28.26%)
  11/04/1997 NJ State Senate 28 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/03/1997 NJ State Senate 28-D Primary Won 53.21% (+6.42%)
  11/02/1993 NJ State Senate 28 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1991 NJ State Senate 28 Won 67.21% (+37.31%)
  11/03/1987 NJ State Senate 28 Won 77.26% (+54.51%)
  11/18/1986 NJ State Senate 28 - Special Election Won 74.10% (+59.44%)
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