Blog

Candidate of the Week: Tom Kean (NJ-07)

MEET TOM:

  • Tom was born and raised in Livingston, New Jersey
  • He earned his bachelor’s degree at Dartmouth College and his master’s degree at Tufts University
  • He worked as an aide to former Congressman Bob Franks, and he was a Special Assistant at the Environmental Protection Agency under President George H.W. Bush’s administration
  • He was elected to the New Jersey Assembly in 2001 where he served for two years
  • He was then elected a New Jersey State Senator where he served as Minority Leader for fourteen years
  • Tom lives with his wife, Rhonda, and two daughters in Westfield, New Jersey

RACE:

  • New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District race is currently rated as “Lean Republican” according to The Cook Political Report
  • Cook gives the district a +1 partisan voting index advantage to Republicans


Source:
Tom Kean for Congress

QUOTES:

  • “New Jersey families and businesses in this district deserve a Congressional Representative that will serve with honesty and integrity. I will work to save small businesses and grow our economy rather than invest in their failure. I have consistently fought to lower taxes and grow jobs as a leader in the state legislature and that is priority number one for me in Congress.”
  • “Tom Malinowski ignored the warning of economists, listened to Nancy Pelosi and backed billions in wasteful spending. Now we are all paying more. I’m running for Congress to work across the aisle to get prices down and stop the reckless spending.”
  • “Inflation is a tax on every American, and higher prices are costing the average New Jersey family an extra $695 a month. Instead of being laser-focused on tackling this problem, my opponent ignored the warnings of bipartisan economists and rubber-stamped every penny of reckless spending pushed by his party leadership. I’m running to take my record of fighting for affordability down to Washington, DC, so the people of this district will have someone who cares about their pocketbooks, not his own.”

ENDORSEMENTS:

  • “North Jersey needs new, honest and effective leadership in Congress, and I will tirelessly work to elect my friend, Tom Kean, to the United States House of Representatives. His opponent, Tom Malinowski, has been caught breaking federal law twice for failing to disclose his pandemic profiteering. The contrast in this race is clear, and Tom Kean has proven himself to be an honest, dependable public servant in the New Jersey State Senate, and that’s exactly who he will be as your Congressman. I am proud to endorse Tom Kean for Congress.” – Kevin McCarthy, US Representative for CA-23
  • “I know Tom to be a man of integrity, a proud husband to his wife and father to his two daughters. I know he will always do what is in the best interest of the next generation of men and women in his district.” – Elise Stefanik, US Representative for NY-21
  • “We need more conservative leaders in Washington who will put their constituents first. Tom Kean is the person for the job. Over the past 20 years, Senator Kean has dedicated himself to serving New Jersey families honestly and ethically. That is something that cannot be said of his opponent, Congressman Malinowski. Senator Kean will be a great asset in Washington, and I look forward to working to get him elected.” – Steve Scalise, US Representative for LA-01

Donate to Tom Kean’s campaign today!