Ned Thomson sworn in as assemblyman, replacing Rible


WALL TOWNSHIP — Edward H. “Ned” Thomson was sworn in as assemblyman for District 30, taking the former seat of David Rible, who assumed the role as director of the New Jersey Alcoholic Beverage Control in July.

According to a press release from his Chief of Staff Ryan Sharpe, Mr. Thomson, a former Wall Township mayor, was sworn in by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto on Thursday, Aug. 24, and was accompanied by his wife, Sandi and other family members. 

Mr. Thomson previously spent seven years on the Wall Township Board of Adjustment and 10 years on the Wall Township Planning Board, which he was recently reappointed to, according to the release. 

“I have served the residents of Wall Township and Monmouth County for over two decades. Being able to represent my community at the state level is a great honor,” Mr. Thomson said. 

“The interest of every resident in the thirtieth legislative district will be my conscience, and I will do my best to be successful representing them.”

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