Incumbent Senator Troy Singleton is running for re-election in New Jersey's 7th Legislative District this fall.
Incumbent Senator Troy Singleton is running for re-election in New Jersey's 7th Legislative District this fall. He will run unopposed in the June 8 Democratic Primary, and will face Republican Michelle Arnold in the Nov. 2 General Election.
Patch asked each candidate to complete a questionnaire outlining biographical information, their platform and their stands on a handful of issues. Patch will run profiles using these responses in the months leading up to Election Day.
Profiles are presented here in the same format as the questionnaires given to the candidates. There were no further instructions, and none of the responses has been edited (beyond basic proofreading and formatting). Readers can make their own judgments on how the candidates did or didn't answer the questions.
Here is the profile submitted by Troy Singleton.
Age (as of Election Day)
Wife: Megan, Children: Jalen, Isabel and Thomas
Does anyone in your family work in politics or government?
BS - Business Administration, Rowan University
President, Realogy Insurance Agency, Less than one year
Previous or Current Elected or Appointed Office
Assemblyman: 2011-2018, Burlington County Bridge Commissioner: 2010-2020, NJ Turnpike Authority (2008-2011)
Why are you seeking elective office?
I have always believed that public service is one of the highest callings we can have to be of service to our community. I have dedicated my life to bettering my community through community engagement and the development of inclusive public policy solutions to our complex problems. For me, public service is just as important as the public policy.
The single most pressing issue facing our (board, district, etc.) is _______, and this is what I intend to do about it.
Recovering from the COVID global pandemic is the most pressing issue facing our state right now. I have been proactive in guiding and supporting our area through this crisis by advocating for reopening our local businesses, assisting residents as they navigate state government bureaucratic hurdles, and authoring laws to provide financial assistance to businesses and residents getting back on their feet.
What are the critical differences between you and the other candidates seeking this post?
I believe my record of accomplishment is a distinguishing factor in this particular race. My record of community engagement, public service, integrity, and policy achievements are areas I am proud to stand on as I seek the honor of serving the residents of the 7th Legislative District again in the New Jersey State Senate.
Describe the other issues that define your campaign platform.
I am deeply committed to working towards the eradication of food insecurity especially for our children. This has the compounding factor of negatively impacting student growth academically, as children cannot succeed if they're hungry. Furthermore, being a forceful and consistent advocate for our region's economic fortunes is another emphasis of mine. Having worked closely with local business leaders and chambers of commerce, I have learned firsthand of the challenges they face and have worked diligently to create an environment upon which they can prosper.
What accomplishments in your past would you cite as evidence you can handle this job?
I strongly believe my record speaks to my ability to get things done. I encourage anyone seeking to learn more to visit www.TroySingleton.com to view the positions I have taken and the accomplishments earned that I believe have made life better for my neighbors in the 7th Legislative District.
The best advice ever shared with me was:
You have two ears and one mouth. If you use them in that proportion you will be fine.
What else would you like voters to know about yourself and your positions?
Serving my neighbors in the area that I grew up in has been the honor of a lifetime for me. I have worked every day to respect that honor with a tireless dedication towards ethical public service and a diligence to fight for the issues you care about with everything I have to offer. If afforded an opportunity to go back to Trenton as your State Senator, I will continue to serve my over 226,000 "bosses" with the same passion and commitment as I have since I first sought your support in 2011.