The Official Site of the

New Jersey Senate Republicans

  • Senate Republican solutions will rebuild trust, create opportunities and make New Jersey affordable. We’re optimistic about New Jersey’s future because we know that solutions to achieve these goals are within reach. Learn more

District 9

Action Taken on Connors, Rumpf & Gove Measure to Create State Contract Set-Aside Program for Veteran-Owned Businesses

Please Share:

Bookmark and Share

The Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee today approved legislation (S-2314) sponsored by Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove of the 9th Legislative District that would establish a set-aside program whereby three percent of all State contracts would be set aside for veteran-owned businesses.

The 9th District Delegation’s measure was amended in Committee to incorporate recommendations brought forth by the New Jersey American Legion.

Continue Reading…

Senator Mike Doherty

Sen. Doherty Launches Online Petition to Stop Invasive TSA Screening

Please Share:

Bookmark and Share

Sign the Petition at http://www.stopthetsa.org

New Jersey Senator Mike Doherty (R-23) has launched an online petition to support his efforts to put an end to invasive airport screening practices that have been implemented by the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Doherty is the prime sponsor of a pair of Senate resolutions that urge Congress and the TSA to end the use of enhanced pat downs and advanced imaging scanners that allow TSA agents to see through travelers’ clothing.

“Travelers shouldn’t have to submit to potentially dangerous scans that allow strangers to view them naked, nor should they have to submit to invasive groping by government agents, just to get on a plane,” said Doherty. “Despite the massive public outcry against these invasive screening procedures, it’s seems that politicians and bureaucrats in Washington still don’t get it. That’s why we’ve launched our petition, to make sure that Americans concerned about losing their rights have an opportunity to be heard.”

Continue Reading…

Senator Tom Kean

Sen. Allen Appointed to Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee

Please Share:

Bookmark and Share

Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr. (R- Westfield) is pleased to announce that Senator Diane Allen (R- Burlington) has been appointed to the Senate Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. She will fill the Republican vacancy on the committee left by Phil Haines, who has taken a seat on the New Jersey Superior Court.

“Senator Allen has demonstrated enormous compassion and concern for veterans and their families throughout her career,” said Senator Kean. “Time and again she has led the charge to ensure those who have served our country, as well as their families, receive the benefits, care, and assistance they deserve. Diane will be an outstanding addition to the committee and will work hard in her trademark, bipartisan spirit for the sake of New Jersey’s veterans.”

Continue Reading…

Senator Mike Doherty

Sen. Doherty on Freedom Watch Talking About Invasive TSA Screening

Please Share:

Bookmark and Share

Senator Mike Doherty (R-23) recently appeared on Freedom Watch with Judge Andrew Napolitano to talk about his efforts to stop invasive screening practices that are now conducted in airports by the Transporation Security Administration (TSA).

Click here to view the video.

Senator Mike Doherty

Sens. Doherty, Beach Introduce Resolution Calling on Congress to Reconsider TSA Screening Procedures

Please Share:

Bookmark and Share

Senator Michael J. Doherty (R- Hunterdon, Warren) and Senator James Beach (D- Camden) announced they will present resolutions to the Senate and Assembly calling on the U.S. Congress to end TSA screening procedures requiring full body scans and pat downs at U.S. airports Their action comes in response to widespread concerns over privacy and radiation, as well as reports of inappropriate conduct by TSA agents during the screening process.

Click here to view the video.

“The pursuit of security should not force Americans to surrender their civil liberties or basic human dignity at a TSA checkpoint,” said Doherty. “Subjecting law-abiding American citizens to naked body scans and full body pat downs is intolerable, humiliating, vulnerable to abuse, and is fast becoming a disincentive to travel. Particularly concerning to us is the fact that physical searches result in children being touched in private areas of the body. Terrorists hate America because of the freedoms upon which this great nation was built. By implementing these screening measures, the TSA has already handed a victory to those who seek to destroy our freedoms.”

Continue Reading…

District 9

Committee Advances Connors, Rumpf & Gove Measure to Create State Contract Set-Aside Program for Veteran-Owned Businesses

Please Share:

Bookmark and Share

The Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee today released legislation (A-3308) sponsored by Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove of the 9th Legislative District that would establish a set-aside program whereby three percent of all State contracts would be set aside for veteran-owned businesses.

The 9th District Legislators released the following statement regarding the Committee’s advancement of their veteran initiative:

“With all that they have given to our country, it would be appropriate for our state to ensure that veteran-owned businesses are offered the first opportunity to secure a certain percentage of State government contracts.

Continue Reading…

District 9

Severity of State’s Fiscal Condition and Solutions for Reform Highlighted in Governor’s Visit to Ocean County

Please Share:

Bookmark and Share

Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove, representing the 9th Legislative District, offered the following remarks regarding Governor Christie’s recent town hall meeting in Berkeley Township:

“In what proved to be a sobering and informative assessment of the current situation, Governor Christie explained in no uncertain terms the consequences for taxpayers if the State does not move forward with reform to reign in the cost of government. Any attempt by other interests to downplay the severity of our state’s fiscal crisis both in the short and long term should be met with skepticism and ire.

Continue Reading…

Senator Tom Kean

Stop Stalling Over Toolkit Initiatives

Please Share:

Bookmark and Share

The following is an editorial by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean that was published on November 11, 2010 in The Record:

Building broad support for policy initiatives is an indispensible part of the legislative process. Reaching consensus more often than not takes a great deal of time and effort- particularly when the answers to complicated problems are not readily obvious.

However, pleas for more time to build “consensus” can also be used by those controlling the agenda at the State Capitol as an excuse not to act. With less than two months remaining in the legislative year, the Democrat Majority has yet to take up a package of reforms that would put a lid on our state’s highest in the nation property taxes- one that even they acknowledge is a necessary compliment to the 2% property tax cap passed earlier this year.

Continue Reading…

Senator Mike Doherty

Media Advisory: Sen. Doherty, Colleagues to Discuss Opposition to New TSA Screening Procedures

Please Share:

Bookmark and Share

New Jersey State Legislators, including Senator Michael J. Doherty (23rd District), Senator Diane Allen (7th District), Assemblywoman Alison McHose (24th District), Assemblyman John DiMaio (23rd District), Assemblyman Erik Peterson (23rd District), Assemblywoman Valerie Vanieri Huttle (37th District) and Deborah Jacobs, Executive Director for the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, will hold a press conference at the New Jersey State House on Monday, November 15, 2010, to discuss their opposition to the new Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) screening procedures at United States’ airports and the nationwide reports of passenger abuse.

Continue Reading…

District 9

Connors, Rumpf & Gove Weigh in on Planned Action to Downsize State Bureaucracy

Please Share:

Bookmark and Share

Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove, representing the 9th legislative district, issued the following statement in reaction to recent media reports that Governor Christie plans to reduce the size of the state workforce by 1,200 come January 2011 as a means of balancing the state budget:

“Given the severity of our state’s fiscal problems, which are a direct consequence of years of reckless spending by Trenton and the ongoing economic recession, it should be a surprise to no one that the Administration is looking to downsize a government bureaucracy that the majority of state residents neither want nor can afford any longer.

Continue Reading…

Republican Senators

Tom Kean

District 21 - Republican Leader

Kip Bateman

District 16

Chris Brown

District 2

Anthony Bucco

District 25

Gerald Cardinale

District 39

Kristin Corrado

District 40

Michael Doherty

District 23

Jim Holzapfel

District 10

Steven Oroho

District 24

Declan O'Scanlon

District 13

Joe Pennacchio

District 26

Robert Singer

District 30

Samuel Thompson

District 12

Senate Republican Office

Contact Us

We Want to Hear from You!

Directions

Getting to the State House

Email Updates

Sign Up for Our Daily Update

Legislative Activity

Committees, Bills & Votes

Social Media

Easily Follow Our Accounts

- Proudly Serving the People of New Jersey -