2013 Voter Guide: District 30
GOP contingent seeks re-election in heavily Republican district encompassing Shore towns, parts of Monmouth
District 30 encompasses 14 communities in Monmouth and Ocean counties: Avon-by-the-Sea, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Brielle, Farmingdale, Howell, Lake Como, Lakewood, Manasquan, Point Pleasant, Sea Girt, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights and Wall.
About 31 percent of registered voters are Republicans, 18 percent are Democrats, and most of the others are unaffiliated.
Running for re-election are three Republicans. Sen. Robert Singer, of Lakewood, is a former health executive who was elected to the Assembly in 1992 and then to the Senate in 1993. He also formerly served as mayor of Lakewood Township. Assemblymen Sean Kean, an attorney from Wall, served in the Assembly from 2002 to 2007, then served one term in the Senate before redistricting moved him into the 30th and he ran for the Assembly seat. First elected in 2008, Assemblyman David P. Rible, of Wall, works in business development for a solar electricity company.
A full slate of Democrats is looking to unseat the incumbents. Opposing Singer is Democrat William Field, a teacher from Howell. Challenging for the Assembly are Jimmy Esposito, of Lakewood, a senior advocate for the Senior Companion newspaper, and Lorelei Rouvrais, of Farmingdale.
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