Dave Rible

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David P. Rible
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 30th District
Assumed office
January 10, 2012
Serving with Sean T. Kean
Preceded by Ronald S. Dancer
Joseph R. Malone
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 49)
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 in the New Jersey General Assembly representing the 30th legislative district since January 10, 2012. Prior to redistricting, he represented the 11th legislative district in the Assembly from January 8, 2008 to 2012.


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 serves in the Assembly on the Education Committee and the Law and Public Safety Committee.[2]

District 30[edit]

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 are:[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Republican Conference Leader David Rible". New Jersey Assembly Republicans. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Assemblyman Rible's legislative webpage, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed February 21, 2008.
  3. ^ Staff. "Probe: 'Permanently disabled' NJ lawmaker competes in races", News 12 New Jersey, June 8, 2010. Accessed June 8, 2010.
  4. ^ Legislative Roster 2016-2017 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed August 14, 2012.

External links[edit]

New Jersey General Assembly
Preceded by
Ronald S. Dancer
Joseph R. Malone
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 30th District
January 10, 2012 – present
With: Sean T. Kean
Succeeded by
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