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Troy Singleton (born June 30, 1973)[1] is an American Democratic Party politician who has served in the New Jersey Senate, representing the 7th Legislative District since January 9, 2018. He previously served in the New Jersey General Assembly from November 21, 2011 to January 9, 2018.

Troy Singleton
Member of the New Jersey Senate from the 7th Legislative District
Assumed office
January 9, 2018
Preceded byDiane Allen
Chairman of the New Jersey Senate Committee on Community and Urban Affairs
Assumed office
December 31, 2018
Preceded byJeff Van Drew
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 7th Legislative District
In office
November 21, 2011 – January 9, 2018
Preceded byJack Conners
Succeeded byCarol A. Murphy
Personal details
Born (1973-06-30) June 30, 1973 (age 46)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Megan Singleton
ChildrenThree
ResidencePalmyra, New Jersey
Alma materB.S. Rowan University (business administration)
OccupationLabor union executive
WebsiteLegislative Website

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Early LifeEdit

Singleton was born on June 30, 1973, in Philadelphia, raised in Willingboro Township, New Jersey and currently resides in Palmyra.[2] He earned a B.S. degree in business administration from Rowan University. He is a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 715 and serves as President of the New Jersey Carpenter Contractor Trust.[1]He has been a commissioner of the Burlington County Bridge Commission since 2009, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority Commission (2009–11), and the Rowan University Board of Trustees (2009–11). He was deputy executive director of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee in 2001. He is also a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) Local 255 and currently serves as the Assistant to the Executive. Secretary-Treasurer of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters. Troy was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Boys & Girls Club of Camden County.[1]

New Jersey AssemblyEdit

On March 29, 2011, Jack Conners announced that, due to redistricting, he would not seek another term to the Assembly in 2011. He announced his resignation on August 26, 2011, effective immediately to accept a position with Camden County as its director of veterans' affairs.[3] Singleton was selected by the Burlington County and Camden County Democratic committees to fill the vacant seat, and he defended it as an incumbent in the general election. He was sworn in on November 21, 2011, to finish the remainder of Conners' term and was sworn into his first full term on January 10, 2012.[4][5]

New Jersey SenateEdit

Singleton ran for the Senate in the 2017 election after longtime Senator Diane Allen had announced her retirement. His election was one of the gains democrats made in the legislature in 2017. He was sworn in at the start of the 218th Legislature

CommitteesEdit

  • Community and Urban Affairs
  • Economic Growth
  • Joint Committee on Housing Affordability
  • Budget and Appropriations
  • Judiciary

Electoral HistoryEdit

SenateEdit

New Jersey general election, 2017 [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Troy Singleton 40,685 65.7   26.1
Republican John Browne 21,229 34.3   26.1
Total votes 61,914 100.0

AssemblyEdit

New Jersey general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Herb Conaway 22,559 30.6   2.6
Democratic Troy Singleton 22,056 29.9   2.1
Republican Bill Conley 14,272 19.3   3.1
Republican Rob Prisco 13,949 18.9   2.9
Total votes 72,836 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Herb Conaway 34,978 28.0   1.8
Democratic Troy Singleton 34,772 27.8   2.2
Republican Anthony Ogozalek 27,991 22.4   1.9
Republican Jeff Banasz 27,233 21.8   2.1
Total votes 124,974 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Herb Conaway 23,908 26.2
Democratic Troy Singleton 23,403 25.6
Republican James "Jim" Keenan 22,144 24.3
Republican Christopher Halgas 21,828 23.9
Total votes 91,283 100.0

District 7Edit

Each of the 40 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 7th District for the 2018-2019 Legislative Session are:[10][11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Assemblyman Troy Singleton". New Jersey Legislature. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
  2. ^ "Assemblyman Troy Singleton Bio Page". NJ Assembly Majority Office. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  3. ^ David Levinsky (2011-08-26). "Conners leaves Assembly early to accept Camden County position". Burlington County Times. Archived from the original on 2012-04-01. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
  4. ^ David Levinsky (2011-11-22). "Singleton and Nardello sworn into state Assembly". Burlington County Times. Archived from the original on 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
  5. ^ "Turnover in N.J. Legislature is slight". Asbury Park Press. 2012-01-10. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
  6. ^ "2017-official-general-election-results-state-senate.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  7. ^ "2015-official-ge-results-nj-general-assembly.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  8. ^ "2013-official-general-election-results-general-assembly.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  9. ^ "2011-official-gen-elect-gen-assembly-results-121411.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  10. ^ Legislative Roster 2018-2019 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed January 9, 2018.
  11. ^ District 7 Legislators, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed January 9, 2018.

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New Jersey Senate
Preceded by
Diane Allen
Member of the New Jersey Senate from the 7th District
January 9, 2018
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Political offices
New Jersey General Assembly
Preceded by
Jack Conners
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 7th District
November 21, 2011 – January 9, 2018
With: Herb Conaway
Succeeded by
Carol A. Murphy
Political offices