Bringing a Passion of Public Service Back to the Garden State
Assemblyman Ryan Peters was elected to the New Jersey Assembly in 2017. During his initial year in
office, Peters has fought for property tax relief for New Jersey residents, income tax exemptions for
veterans and their spouses and the elimination of burdensome fees and regulations.
Peters is actively involved in the community as a leader of nonprofit organizations. He serves as the
Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Liberty USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey and
as a member of the Advisory Board for Habitat for Humanity of Burlington County.
The assemblyman is a South Jersey native, and attended Holy Cross High School in Delran. He then
went on to attend the United States Naval Academy in Maryland, where he was the captain of the
Division I soccer team.
Peters has an extensive military background. He is currently a Commander in the Naval Reserve,
assigned to SEAL Team EIGHTEEN. Upon finishing at the Naval Academy in 2004, he completed
Navy SEAL training and served three combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In 2012, Peters graduated from Rutgers School of Law, where he served as the President of the Student
Bar Association, the Editor-in-Chief of the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, and as a
Henry J. Raimondo Legislative Fellow with the Eagleton Institute of Politics. Following his graduation,
he was recalled to active duty to serve his fourth tour of duty.
Upon his return, the assemblyman desired to continue his career in public service. In November of
2015, Peters was elected to the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders. During his time on the
board, he helped lower the county budget and taxes.
He and his wife, Stacy, live in Hainesport with their three children, Kaylee Elizabeth, Kevin James and