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|Occupation||Retired Police Officer & PBA President|
|Location||New Jersey, United States|
|Introduction||Ken Balut is a Democrat who retired after 25 years as a police officer, including 13 years as PBA President.
Ken Balut's candidacy is founded on a belief in democracy and the core values that make the Democratic Party in New Jersey great. |
Retired after 25 years as a police officer, Balut was president of PBA Local 13 for eight years and a state PBA delegate for six years. In May, he was part of a successful reform slate in the Perth Amboy municipal election that ousted an entrenched, dual-office-holding politician who had been mayor for 18 years.
Balut has demonstrated valor as a uniformed officer on the streets and also displayed the kind of moral courage described by Robert F. Kennedy as, "...a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change.”
A middle-class taxpayer advocate who has weathered great challenges, Ken Balut is a stark contrast with the incumbent, a former Wall Street CEO.