John F. McKeon

John F. McKeon

For the United States Representative from the State of New York see John McKeon

John F. McKeon (born June 3, 1958 in Montclair, New Jersey) is an American Democratic Party politician, who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2002, where he represents 27th legislative district, which covers the western portion of Essex County. He has served in the Assembly as Assistant Majority Whip in 2004 and 2005, and has been the Assistant Majority leader since 2006. [ Assemblyman McKeon's legislative web page] , New Jersey Legislature. Accessed April 15, 2008.]

McKeon serves in the Assembly on the Environment and Solid Waste Committee (as Chair) and on the Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee.

During his first term in the Legislature, McKeon was the prime sponsor of the Assembly version of the laws requiring school districts to adopt anti-harassment policies, strengthening school bus driver background checks and revising the State’s laws concerning the release of wild animals, and was a prime sponsor of the Patients First Medical Malpractice Insurance reform legislation.

Assemblyman McKeon has served as the Mayor of West Orange since 1998 and served on its Township Council from 1992-1998.

McKeon received a B.A. in 1980 from Muhlenberg College in History and was awarded a J.D. in 1983 from the Seton Hall University School of Law.

District 27

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 27th District for the 2008-2009 Legislative Session are:
*Senator Richard Codey, and
*Assemblywoman Mila Jasey


External links

* [ Assemblyman McKeon's legislative web page] , New Jersey Legislature
*"New Jersey Legislature financial disclosure forms"
** [ 2007] [ 2006] [ 2005] [ 2004]
* [ West Orange, New Jersey: Office of the Mayor]
* [ Assembly Member John F. McKeon] , Project Vote Smart
* [ New Jersey Voter Information Website 2003]

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