Scott Rudder

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Scott Rudder
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Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
from the 8th district
In office
January 8, 2008 – January 14, 2014
Preceded by Francis L. Bodine
Larry Chatzidakis
Succeeded by Maria Rodriguez-Gregg
Personal details
Born (1969-08-19) August 19, 1969 (age 47)
Political party Republican
Children three
Residence Medford, New Jersey
Alma mater West Virginia University
Occupation Manager - Business Development at Lockheed Martin

Scott Rudder (born August 19, 1969) is an American Republican politician, who had served in the New Jersey General Assembly from January 2008 to January 2014, where he represented the 8th legislative district.

Rudder received a B.A. from West Virginia University, with a major in Political Science.[1]

Rudder started his career working for Congressman Jim Saxton on military and veterans' issues in Washington, D.C. He later worked in the administration of Governor Christine Todd Whitman, as well as for New Jersey State Assembly Speaker Jack Collins in the Assembly Republican office.[2] Rudder had served on the Medford Township Council from 1998–2008, serving as Mayor or Deputy Mayor for six out of those ten years. He served in the New Jersey Army National Guard from 1996 to 2000 and currently works as a manager of business development at Lockheed Martin.[1]

Rudder served in the Assembly on the Environment and Solid Waste Committee and the Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee. From 2011 to the end of his tenure in the Assembly, he served as an Assistant Republican Leader.[1]

In March 2009, Rudder, along with fellow Assembly member Dawn Marie Addiego, voluntarily took a 10% cut from his legislative salary in light of New Jersey's economic crisis. Rudder and Addiego have also introduced legislation requiring all legislators take a 10% cut in salary. A legal opinion from the New Jersey Office of Legislative Services found that they were the first lawmakers in New Jersey history to ask to waive part of their salary. Rudder has also declined to take part in the State Health Benefits program, as he does not believe taxpayers should pay for health costs of legislators.[3]

District 8[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 8th District for the 2012-2013 Legislative Session are:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Assemblyman Scott Rudder (R)". New Jersey Legislature. Archived from the original on October 6, 2013. Retrieved September 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Levinsky, David. "Addiego, Rudder want to 'share the burden' with taxpayers.", Burlington County Times, March 13, 2009. Accessed July 13, 2012. "He does not receive health benefits from the state, according to Robbie Kenny, spokesman for the 8th District Legislative office."
  4. ^ Legislative Roster2012-2013 Session New Jersey Legislature. Accessed July 13, 2012.

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New Jersey General Assembly
Preceded by
Francis L. Bodine
Larry Chatzidakis
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 8th District
January 8, 2008 – January 14, 2014
With: Dawn Marie Addiego, Pat Delany, Gerry Nardello, Christopher J. Brown
Succeeded by
Maria Rodriguez-Gregg