Fred H. Madden

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Fred H. Madden, Jr.
Member of the New Jersey Senate
from the 4th district
Assumed office
January 13, 2004
Preceded by George Geist
Personal details
Born (1954-03-30) March 30, 1954 (age 63)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Patti
Residence Washington Township, Gloucester County
Alma mater B.A. Rowan University(Law/Justice)
M.S. St. Joseph's University (Criminal Justice)
Occupation Dean, Gloucester County Police Academy at Gloucester County College
Website Legislative web page

Fred H. Madden, Jr. (born March 30, 1954) is an American Democratic Party politician, who has served in the New Jersey State Senate since 2004, where he represents the 4th Legislative District.

Madden is a 1972 graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School.[1]

Early career[edit]

Madden served as acting superintendent of the New Jersey State Police in 2002, after rising through the ranks from trooper to lieutenant colonel. After he retired from the State Police force in 2002, he worked as the chief of investigations in the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office.

Madden received training at the FBI Academy and the United States Secret Service Dignitary Protection School. Under Madden's command, the New Jersey State Police established its Internet sex offender registry, a computer crimes initiative to combat identity theft and Internet crimes against children, and he served as a member of New Jersey's State Domestic Preparedness Task Force to address issues of homeland security and counter-terrorism.

Madden earned a degree in law enforcement from Camden County College, graduated with a B.A. from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) in law / justice and was awarded an M.S. from Saint Joseph's University in criminal justice.[2] Madden has taught as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University, Rutgers University and Gloucester County College.

Political career[edit]

The Washington Township (Gloucester County) native was recruited to run for the Senate in the high-profile 4th Legislative District against incumbent Republican Senator George Geist in 2004. At the time, the campaign between Madden and Geist was the most expensive in New Jersey State Senate history reaching over $4.2 million, breaking the previous record spending of $1.8 million. After a recount, Madden held on to win with a 63-vote margin.[3]

Madden serves in the Senate on the Labor Committee (as vice-chair) and the Transportation Committee (as vice-chair).[2]

Notable actions[edit]

Senator Madden was instrumental in passing the One-Gun-Month Bill, S1774. Madden, who previously voted “no” and committed to hold firm in that position in support of the constitutional right to keep and bear arms, switched his vote at the last minute and voted “yes” to limit firearms sales to one per month.

"I am confident this will be a real task force offering real recommendations, said Sen. Fred Madden, (D-Gloucester), who provided the key vote that passed the bill 21-15 around 12:30 a.m.[4]

District 4[edit]

Each of the forty 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 4th Legislative District for the 2014-2015 (216th) Legislative Session are:[5]

Election History[edit]

New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Fred H. Madden (incumbent) 29,439 57.9
Republican Giancarlo D’Orazio 21,376 42.1
Democratic hold
New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Fred H. Madden (incumbent) 23,868 62.1
Republican Giancarlo D’Orazio 14,569 37.9
Democratic hold
New Jersey State Senate elections, 2007[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Fred H. Madden (incumbent) 21,395 59.8
Republican Shelley Lovett 14,364 40.2
Democratic hold
New Jersey State Senate elections, 2003[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Fred H. Madden 20,752 50.1
Republican George Geist (incumbent) 20,689 49.9
Democratic gain from Republican

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff. "Gloucester Catholic breaks ground for athletic complex", 'Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden, April 2, 2014. Accessed April 8, 2016. "Bishop Dennis Sullivan blessed the fields, and New Jersey State Senator Fred Madden, a 1972 GCHS alumni, reflected on how a Catholic education shaped his life."
  2. ^ a b Senator Madden's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed March 14, 2008.
  3. ^ Mansnerus, Laura. "In Recount, Madden Defeats Geist in Senate Race", The New York Times, November 19, 2003. Accessed March 14, 2008. "The race was notable for the $4.2 million that Mr. Madden and his two Assembly running mates raised -- more than $200 for each vote they received. The previous spending record for a single legislative candidate was $1.8 million."
  4. ^ Livio, Susan. "Bill to limit N.J. gun purchases gets legislative approval", Star-Ledger, June 26, 2009. Accessed June 26, 2009.
  5. ^ Legislative Roster 2012-2013 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed June 21, 2012.
  6. ^ "Official List Candidates for State Senate For GENERAL ELECTION 11/05/2015 Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. December 4, 2013. Retrieved July 3, 2015. 
  7. ^ Official List Candidate Returns for State Senate For November 2011 General Election, New Jersey Department of State, December 14, 2011. Accessed January 7, 2012.
  8. ^ Official List Candidate Returns for State Senate For November 2007 General Election, New Jersey Department of State, December 3, 2007. Accessed June 21, 2012.
  9. ^ "Official List Candidates for State Senate For November 2003 General Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. December 2, 2003. Retrieved July 3, 2015. 

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