State Assembly District 30

Sean Kean

Sean Kean

Sean Kean has served in the state Legislature since 2002. Prior to redistricting, he represented the 11th Legislative district in the state Senate from 2008 to 2012, which he also represented in the Assembly from 2002 to 2008.

Kean earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Seton Hall University in 1988 and a master’s degree in American studies from Columbia University in 1992. He went on to get his law degree from Seton Hall Law School in in 1995. He is a municipal attorney and prosecutor, working with the Matawan law firm Cleary, Giacobbe, Alfieri and Jacobs.

Previously, Kean served on the Monmouth County Environmental Council from 1999 to 2001 and Wall Township’s planning board from 2001 to 2002.

A father of triplets, he and his wife reside in Wall.

Edward Thomson

Edward Thomson

A lifelong resident of Monmouth County, Edward “Ned” Thomson III has been an assemblyman since 2017, serving as conference leader since January 2022. He was the Republican whip from 2019 to 2021.

A federally approved pension actuary since 1987, Thomson administers more than 500 pension plans working with employers to improve the retirement outcome of workers. He has spent more than two decades as a trustee of the state Public Employees Retirement System since 1995.

Previously, he was a Wall Township committeeman from 1998 to 2008, twice being elected mayor. He served on the Wall Township Planning Board from 1997 to 2007, and was reappointed in 2017. He was also a member of the Board of Adjustment from 1990 to 1997.

A volunteer pilot for Angel Flights, Thomson provides free trips for patients with serious illnesses for treatment at hospitals. He also annually volunteers for the Junior Olympics.

With three grown children, Thomson and his wife have been married for 32 years.