Assemblyman Sean T. Kean was elected to the New Jersey Senate in November of 2007. Before serving in the Senate, he served in the General Assembly from 2002-2007 where he was re-elected twice and served as Assistant Republican Whip from 2004-2007.
Born May 21, 1963, Senator Kean grew up in Deal, NJ and is a graduate of Red Bank Catholic High School. He graduated from Seton Hall University, received a master's degree from Columbia University, and earned a law degree at Seton Hall University Law School.
The Senator is employed as an attorney in private practice with the firm of Campbell, Foley in Asbury Park.
Senator Kean served on the Monmouth County Environmental Council from 1999-2001 and was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of Republicans for Environmental Protection. He previously served on the Wall Township Planning.
Mr. Kean serves on the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee; the Senate Transportation Committee; and the Legislative Services Commission, which studies and seeks to improve the operations of the Legislature. He is also a member of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh of the Jersey Shore, the Wall Township-Asbury Park Elks, the Jersey Shore Running Club. He is on the Community Advisory Board of the Monmouth County Historical Association and is a Silver Life Member of the Asbury Park PBA.
He serves on the Advisory Board of Asbury Park Corps of The Salvation Army, the Board of Directors of the SCAN Learning Center, is an Honorary Director of the Jersey Shore Performing Arts Center and is a Trustee of the Eden Wooley House in Ocean Township. In addition, he currently serves as Co-Chairman of the Council of State Governments' Eastern Regional Conference.
Senator Kean sponsored legislation which mandated carbon monoxide sensor installation in all residences and was the sponsor of the New Jersey Clean Car law which requires zero emission vehicle technology be made available in the state. The Senator also sponsored legislation that would increase the penalties for kidnapping a child under the age of 16 and authored the law creating the Gold Star license plates for family members of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice defending our country.