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Thomas H. Kean, Jr.REPRepublican United States Representative, NJ-7
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Thomas Howard Kean Jr. (KAYN; born September 5, 1968) is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative from New Jersey's 7th congressional district since 2023. He represented New Jersey's 21st legislative district in the New Jersey Senate from 2003 to 2022, serving as minority leader from 2008 to 2022. A member of the Republican Party, Kean is the son of former New Jersey governor Thomas Kean. From 2001 to 2003, Kean was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 21st legislative district, which includes parts of Union, Morris, Somerset, and Essex counties. In 2003, he was elected a New Jersey state senator representing the same district, and in January 2008 he became minority leader of the New Jersey Senate, serving in the position until his term ended in January 2022.After Governor Chris Christie was reelected in 2013, Christie tried and failed to remove Kean as minority leader. Kean was frequently mentioned as a potential Republican candidate for governor in the 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial election, but did not seek the nomination.Kean ran to represent New Jersey's 7th congressional district in 2000 and lost to Mike Ferguson in the Republican primary. He ran again in 2020 and became the Republican nominee, but lost the general election to incumbent Democrat Tom Malinowski. In a 2022 rematch, Kean defeated Malinowski.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Dartmouth College
Bachelor of Arts
Tufts University
Master of Arts
Pingry School
Past Positions1 - 9 of 9
United States House of Representatives, New Jersey
2023 - Current
Minority Leader
New Jersey State Senate
2008 - 2022
New Jersey State Senate
2003 - 2022
Minority Whip
New Jersey State Senate
2004 - 2007
Assembly Member
New Jersey General Assembly
2001 - 2003
Deputy Whip
New Jersey State Senate
Congressman Bob Franks
Former Employee
Environmental Protection Agency
Graduate School Instructor
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tuft's University
Other Experience1 - 11 of 11
Advisory Board, New Jersey Network Community
Psi Upsilon Fraternity
Rodel Fellowship Program, The Aspen Institute
Committee on Foreign Affairs, United States House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Former Member
Commerce Committee, New Jersey State Senate
Former Member
Higher Education Committee, New Jersey State General Assembly
Former Member
Higher Education Committee, New Jersey State Senate
Former Member
Legislative Services Commission, New Jersey State Senate
Former Member
Select Committee on New Jersey Transit, New Jersey State Senate
Former Member
Legislative Oversight Committee, New Jersey State Senate
Senate Legislative Services Commission, present