PARKER SPACE, REP., WANTAGE

Mr. Space was chosen Feb. 25, 2013 to fill an Assembly vacancy by
district Republican County Committee members and took the oath of
office on March 21. He was re-elected to the Assembly in 2013 and 2015.

Assemblyman Space sponsored a law that creates a pilot program in five
northern counties for greater sharing of government services as a property-tax containment measure. He sponsored the "New Jersey Rural Microenterprise Act" which enhances the ability of owners of preserved farmland to expand the economic activity taking place on that land.

He also sponsored two laws to protect unemployment and temporary disability insurance programs from individuals seeking benefits fraudulently. Measures he sponsored promoting the Farm to School program and allowing for taxpayer
contributions to the building of the Northern New Jersey Veterans
Memorial Cemetery were also signed into law.

He served on the Sussex County Freeholder Board from June 2010 until his taking the oath of office as an Assemblyman.  He served on the Wantage Township Committee from 2004 to 2009 and was Mayor three times. He served on the board of directors for Sussex Rural Electric Co-op. He has been an active member of the Wantage Fire Department since 1989 and was the department’s chief in 2001 and 2002. He is also a life member of the National Rifle Association, the New Jersey Farm Bureau, the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business.  He is the Republican State Committeeman for Sussex County.

Assemblyman Space and his wife, Jill, married in 1993. They have three children:  Hunter, Lindsey and Kelsey. They own and operate a family business, Space Farms Zoo and Museum, and an Extreme Pizza Restaurant, both in Wantage.

Current Member of

NJ Angling, Hunting and Conservation Caucus
State Legislators for Legal Immigration Coalition (SLLI)*
State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus

*State Legislators for Legal Immigration is a nation-wide coalition founded by Pennsylvania State Representative Daryl D. Metcalfe (R-Butler) to provide a network of state legislators who are committed to working together in demanding full cooperation among our federal, state and local governments in eliminating all economic attractions and incentives (including, but not limited to: public benefits, welfare, education and employment opportunities) for illegal aliens, as well as securing our borders against unlawful invasion.
 

Awards

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) 100% voting record - 2016

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business Award – 2015

Americans For Prosperity (AFP) “Taxpayer Hero” Award for 2014-2015

Americans For Prosperity (AFP) “Defender of the Taxpayer” Award for 2013

American Conservative Union (ACU) Award for Conservative Excellence in 2015

American Conservative Union (ACU) Award for Conservative Excellence in 2016