Dave Rible

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David P. Rible
Director of the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Assumed office
July 17, 2017
Preceded by Jonathan Orsen (acting)
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 30th District
In office
January 10, 2012 – July 17, 2017
Serving with Sean T. Kean
Preceded by Ronald S. Dancer
Joseph R. Malone
Succeeded by Ned Thomson
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 11th District
In office
January 8, 2008 – January 10, 2012
Serving with Mary Pat Angelini
Preceded by Steve Corodemus
Sean T. Kean
Succeeded by Caroline Casagrande
Personal details
Born (1967-08-28) August 28, 1967 (age 51)
Belmar, New Jersey
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jacqueline Rible
Children one
Residence Wall Township, New Jersey
Alma mater Brookdale Community College
Seton Hall University
Website Legislative website

David P. Rible (born August 28, 1967) is an American Republican Party politician, who has served as Director of the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control since July 2017. He had previously served in the New Jersey General Assembly representing the 30th Legislative District from January 10, 2012 until July 17, 2017, when he was appointed as Director of the ABC. Prior to redistricting, he represented the 11th Legislative District in the Assembly from January 8, 2008 to 2012.

Biography[edit]

Rible was born and raised in Belmar. He attended Asbury Park High School, Brookdale Community College majoring in criminal justice, and Seton Hall University, also majoring in criminal justice.[1][2] After his college career, he attended the New Jersey State Police Academy and the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice Academy. He is a certified forensic locksmith, one of only twenty-nine in the world. Rible is a resident of Wall Township, New Jersey where he lives with his wife Jacqueline and one daughter.[1]

Rible is a member of the Belmar Fire Department, the Belmar First Aid Squad, and the Wall Township Police Department (as a patrolman, hostage negotiator, crime prevention officer and forensic specialist).[1] Rible retired from the Wall Township Police Department in 1998 at age 31 due to a back injury that left him "totally and permanently disabled" and qualified him for an enhanced pension of $54,000 in addition to his salary as a legislator. A News 12 New Jersey investigation in 2010 found that Rible rehabilitates regularly at a gym and runs in road races. The state pension board notified Rible that he may be subject to annual medical exams to confirm that he is still disabled.[3] Rible served on the Wall Township Planning Board from 2000 to 2007.[2] He remains the chairman of the Wall Township Patrolmen's Benevolent Association's fundraising committee after serving as the organization's treasurer and president.[1]

Legislative career[edit]

Rible was first elected to the General Assembly from the 11th District in 2007 alongside Mary Pat Angelini. The two were re-elected in 2009. Following the 2011 legislative redistricting, Rible's hometown of Wall Township was moved to the 30th District. He and one of his predecessors in the Assembly Sean T. Kean, were elected to the 30th in 2011 and 2013.

In the Assembly, Rible served as an Assistant Republican Whip (2008-2009), Deputy Conference Leader in 2009, the Republican Whip (2010-2011), and was elected Republican Conference Leader in January 2012. He served in the Assembly on the Education Committee and the Law and Public Safety Committee.[4] 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 30th Legislative District for the 2016-2017 Legislative Session serving with Rible were Senator Robert Singer and Assemblyman Sean T. Kean.[5]

Resignation[edit]

On June 15, 2017, Rible was nominated by Governor Chris Christie to be Director of the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.[6] The nomination was confirmed by the State Senate on July 4, and Rible resigned his Assembly seat to take the position on July 17.[7][8] Rible was succeeded in the Assembly by Ned Thomson, a former mayor of Wall Township.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Republican Conference Leader David Rible". New Jersey Assembly Republicans. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Director's Biography, New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Accessed January 25, 2018.
  3. ^ Staff. "Probe: 'Permanently disabled' NJ lawmaker competes in races", News 12 New Jersey, June 8, 2010. Accessed June 8, 2010.
  4. ^ Assemblyman Rible's legislative webpage, New Jersey Legislature, backed up by the Internet Archive as of June 25, 2017. Accessed January 25, 2018.
  5. ^ Legislative Roster 2016-2017 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed August 14, 2012.
  6. ^ Cervenka, Susanne (June 15, 2017). "Rible nominated to lead NJ liquor licensing agency". Asbury Park Press. Retrieved July 18, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Rible Exits Assembly with Bipartisan Sendoff, Amid State Budget Standoff". TAPinto. July 8, 2017. Retrieved July 18, 2017. 
  8. ^ Reinhard, Abby (July 17, 2017). "Rible sworn in as head of Alcoholic Beverage Control". The Coast Star. Retrieved July 18, 2017. 
  9. ^ Johnson, Brent. "Here's the new face in the N.J. Assembly", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, August 19, 2017. Accessed January 25, 2018. "A former mayor of Wall Township will soon be sworn in as the newest member of the New Jersey Assembly. Edward 'Ned' Thomson, a Republican, is scheduled to take the oath of office Thursday to begin representing the Jersey Shore's 30th legislative district in the Assembly, the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. Thomson will replace David Rible, who stepped down from the Assembly last month after Gov. Chris Christie appointed him director of the state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. "

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New Jersey General Assembly
Preceded by
Jonathan Orsen (acting)
Director of the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control
July 17, 2017 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Ronald S. Dancer
Joseph R. Malone
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 30th District
January 10, 2012 – July 17, 2017
With: Sean T. Kean
Succeeded by
Ned Thomson
Preceded by
Steve Corodemus
Sean T. Kean
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 11th District
January 8, 2008 – January 10, 2012
With: Mary Pat Angelini
Succeeded by
Caroline Casagrande