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Parker Space

Parker Space

American politician
Parker Space
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American politician
Is Politician
From United States of America
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 4 December 1968, Wantage, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA
Age: 51 years
Star sign SagittariusSagittarius
Politics Republican Party
The details

Biography

Parker Space (born December 4, 1968) is an American Republican Party politician, and owner of Space Farms Zoo and Museum. Space has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since March 2013, where he represents the 24th Legislative District.

Personal life

Space is a farmer and restaurant owner who also owns Space Farms Zoo and Museum in the Beemerville section of Wantage Township in Sussex County, New Jersey. He has served with the Wantage Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter since 1989 and the department's chief 2001-2002.

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders

Space was appointed to the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 2010 following the appointment of Harold J. Wirths to head the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Space won a full three-year term in the 2010 general election and was chosen as Freeholder Director in 2013.

New Jersey Assembly

He served as freeholder until his appointment to the General Assembly filling a vacancy left by the resignation of Gary R. Chiusano in 2013. Chiusano was appointed to the vacant position of Sussex County Surrogate, and Space was chosen by a convention called of party delegates from municipalities to fill the vacancy per New Jersey state law. Space received 103 of the 158 delegate votes cast, defeating Bader Qarmout, John Wroblewski, and Mark Quick. He was elected to his own full term in November,2013 then again in 2015, then again in 2017.

Committees

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Commerce and Economic Development
  • Labor

Controversies

Space was criticized for playing Solitaire on the job during a debate on minimum wages. In a candidate forum in October 2015, Space was quoted as saying: "There is nothing better than an unregistered gun, believe me." In August 2017, Space was criticized for posting a photo of himself and his wife posing in front of a Confederate flag, which was superimposed with a picture of Hank Williams Jr.'s face. The inscription on the flag read: "If the South would've won, we would've had it made." On August 31, 2017, Space was recorded calling opponent Kate Matteson, saying "[...] And you can put that on the record. She is (an) elitist 1 percenter, an elitist who's a bitch. Gina, I've never met. I can't say anything bad about her. But Kate, I can. Because I know she's a bitch."

District 24

New Jersey's 24th Legislative District-2011 Apportionment

Each of the 40 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 24th District for the 2018-2019 Legislative Session are:

Electoral History

New Jersey Assembly

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Parker Space (Incumbent) 33,873 30.7 Decrease 4.3
Republican Harold J. Wirths 30,820 27.9 Decrease 5.4
Democratic Kate Matteson 22,456 20.3 Increase 6.4
Democratic Gina Trish 20,200 18.3 Increase 4.8
Green Aaron Hyndman 1,568 1.4 N/A
Green Kenny Collins 1,518 1.4 Decrease 2.9
Total votes '110,435' '100.0'
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Parker Space (Incumbent) 18,058 35.0 Increase 1.2
Republican Gail Phoebus 17,217 33.3 Decrease 2.7
Democratic Jacqueline Stapel 7,165 13.9 Decrease 2.4
Democratic Michael F. Grace 6,998 13.5 Decrease 0.4
Green Kenneth Collins 2,227 4.3 N/A
Total votes '51,665' '100.0'
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Alison Littell McHose (Incumbent) 37,399 36.0 Increase 5.4
Republican Parker Space (Incumbent) 35,093 33.8 Increase 4.0
Democratic Susan M. Williams 16,883 16.3 Decrease 0.2
Democratic William (Bill) Weightman 14,411 13.9 Decrease 1.9
Total votes '103,786' '100.0'
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https://web.archive.org/web/20041204054049/http://www.sussex.nj.us/Cit-e-Access/TownCouncil/?TID=7&TPID=591
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/bio.asp?Leg=358
http://www.njassemblyrepublicans.com/?works=assemblyman-parker-space
http://www.sussex.nj.us/Cit-e-Access/news/index.cfm?NID=28473&TID=7&jump2=0&nl=1&Print=1
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/warren-county/express-times/index.ssf/2013/02/nj_state_senate_approves_assem.html
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/warren-county/express-times/index.ssf/2013/02/parker_space_selected_to_fill.html
http://15nownj.org
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/editorials/2017/09/22/parker-space-confederate-flag-matteson-bitch/105888044/
http://observer.com/2015/10/nothing-better-than-an-unregistered-gun-says-gop-assemblyman/
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