Kevin J. Ryan

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Kevin J. Ryan (born May 6, 1969) is a U.S. Democratic Party politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly representing the 36th legislative district. Ryan was sworn in on January 6, 2011 to fill the remainder of the term of Frederick Scalera, who retired from the Assembly to accept a job in the private sector. He did not run in the 2011 election after redistricting moved his hometown of Nutley into the 28th legislative district.


Ryan graduated from Nutley High School and from the Essex County College Police Academy. He served 18 years in the Essex County Sheriff's Office, rising to the position of undersheriff in charge of field operations.[1] He also served as an aide to former New Jersey Senate President Carmen A. Orechio.[2]

On November 29, 2010, Frederick Scalera resigned from his Assembly seat for a job in the private sector. The Essex County Democratic Committee supported Ryan as Scalera's successor.[3] He was sworn in on January 6, 2011.[4]

In the 2011 legislative redistricting, portions of the 36th district, including Nutley, joined the new 28th district. When 28th district Assemblyman Ralph Caputo announced he would move to Nutley to continue representing the district, Ryan announced he would not seek re-election to make way for Caputo.[5] He served in the Assembly until January 10, 2012, when he was succeeded in the 36th district by Marlene Caride.[6]


  1. ^ "Administration - Bios". Essex County Sheriff's Office. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  2. ^ "Ryan sworn in as assemblyman". 2011-01-07. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  3. ^ "Scalera out of assembly as of today; Essex wants Ryan to succeed him, say sources". PolitickerNJ. 2010-11-29. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  4. ^ Hester, Tom (2011-01-06). "Essex County Undersheriff Kevin Ryan sworn in as N.J. Assemblyman". NewJerseyNewsroom. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  5. ^ Frankel, Jeff (2011-04-08). "Ryan will step aside for Caputo in 28th district". Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  6. ^ "Turnover in N.J. Legislature is slight". Asbury Park Press. 2012-01-10. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 

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New Jersey General Assembly
Preceded by
Frederick Scalera
New Jersey State Assemblyman - District 36
January 6, 2011 - January 10, 2012
Succeeded by
Marlene Caride