District 28


Ronald L. Rice
BORN: December 18, 1945
EDUCATION: A.S. Essex County College (Police Science), B.S. John Jay College of Criminal Justice (Criminal Justice), M.A. Rutgers University (Criminal Justice), Rutgers School of Law
OCCUPATION: Legislator
PUBLIC/PARTY SERVICE: N.J. Legislative Black Caucus Chair 2009-present; City of Newark, Deputy Mayor 2002-06, Council 1982-98
MILITARY SERVICE: U.S. Marine Corps 1966-70, Sergeant
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Senate 1986-present, Assistant Majority Leader 2008-09, Associate Minority Leader 1998-2001, Assistant Deputy Minority Leader 1994-97, Assistant Majority Leader 1990-91
COMMITTEES: Joint Committee on Economic Justice and Equal Employment Opp - Co-Chair; Community and Urban Affairs - Vice-Chair; Joint Committee on Housing Affordability; Joint Committee on the Public Schools; Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens

1044 South Orange Ave., Newark, NJ 07106
Phone: (973) 371-5665


Ralph R. Caputo
BORN: October 31, 1940
EDUCATION: B.A. Bloomfield College (History/Education), M.A. Seton Hall University (Educational Administration)
OCCUPATION: Legislator
PUBLIC/PARTY SERVICE: Essex County Board of Freeholders Vice President 2003-11
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: General Assembly 2008-present, 1968-72, Deputy Majority Whip 2014-2017
COMMITTEES: Tourism, Gaming and the Arts - Chair; Education; Joint Committee on the Public Schools

148-152 Franklin St., Belleville, NJ 07109
Phone: (973) 450-0484

Cleopatra G. Tucker
BORN: April 9, 1943
EDUCATION: Miles College (Sociology), Tennessee State University
OCCUPATION: Legislator
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: General Assembly 2008-present
COMMITTEES: Military and Veterans' Affairs - Chair; Appropriations; Human Services

400 Lyons Ave., Newark, NJ 07112
Phone: (973) 926-4320