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Kean Statement on Bateman Retirement

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean issued the following statement on Senator Kip Bateman’s announcement that he will not seek reelection:

Statement from Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean on Sen. Kip Bateman’s announcement that he will not seek reelection. (

“With over three decades of service to the people of New Jersey, I wish Kip the very best in his retirement. As much of a loss as this is for the Senate as an institution, I will forever be grateful for his tremendous work and his friendship to so many of us over the years.

“I know his contributions to our state, particularly his commitment to protecting our environment, will be felt for generations to come. I join countless New Jerseyans in thanking Senator Bateman for all he has done.”

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