Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer (R) has represented the 12th Legislative District since 2002 and is running for re-election. He attended both the Peddie School at Wesley College in Business Administration and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Assemblyman Dancer served in the Army, and was elected as Mayor of Plumsted Township in 1990. He served as Chair of the Ocean County Natural Lands and Farmland Preservation Advisory Committee and currently serves on the Natural Lands Trust Fund Advisory Committee. He is a fierce advocate for open space and water, and is a leader in the Republican Caucus on environmental issues.