Republican Conference Leader David Rible
District: 30 – Monmouth County
Born: August 28, 1967
Education: Brookdale Community College and Seton Hall University
Legislative Service: General Assembly 2008-present
Commitee(s): Law and Public Safety, Education
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David Rible was selected in 2012 by his fellow members in the Assembly to serve as the caucus’ Conference Leader. He previously served as Minority Whip.
Rible is a former Wall Township Police Officer and past treasurer and president of the Wall Township P.B.A. He retired from active service in 1998 due to an injury he sustained while apprehending a suspect. During his years of service to the Wall Township Police Department, he served as a patrolman, hostage negotiator, crime prevention officer and forensic specialist. At the time of his retirement, Rible earned the rank of detective and accumulated numerous commendations and awards. In addition, Rible is the founder of the Wall P.B.A. 5k Race as well as the Chairman of the fundraising committee for the Wall Township P.B.A.
A lifelong resident of MonmouthCounty, Rible is a devoted and accomplished community and civic leader. He is a former captain and president of the Belmar Fire Department and is still an active member. He served as president of the Wall Republican Club and the Southern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce where he also served as an executive board member. Rible served on the Belmar First Aid Squad and as an assistant scoutmaster in the Boys Scouts of America. He is the past president of Wall Helps Its People, a non-profit organization helping local citizens in need, and served on the Wall Township Planning Board from 2000-2007.
In 2008, Rible received the Advocate Award from the New Jersey Small Business Development Centers. He has sponsored various legislation to support businesses such as a bill that would create the “New Jersey Borough Enterprise Zone Program,” to permit the establishment of enterprise zones by qualified municipalities to encourage business development in small municipalities which are substantially developed as well as a bill that would provide a partial tax credit for businesses that use renewable energy property.
In 2009, he received the Legislator of the Year Award from the Shore Builders Association of Central NJ for his dedication to Shore Area development. In addition, he was also awarded the Advocate Award from the FealGood Foundation for his commitment to first responders who were injured and lost their lives on 9/11. Rible was the prime sponsor of a bill which urged Congress to pass legislation ensuring compensation to 9/11 first responders.
Rible, who was born and raised in Belmar, resides in Wall Township with his wife Jacqueline and young daughter Emilee Grace. He attended Asbury Park High School, Brookdale Community College and Seton Hall University and is a graduate of the New Jersey State Police Academy as well as the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice Academy. Rible is one of only 29 Certified Forensic Locksmiths in the world.