Delegation Will Serve on Veterans, Transportation & Higher Education Committees
Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove have been officially notified by the legislative leadership of their committee assignments for the 2012-2013 Legislative Session.
Senator Connors retains his seats on the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee and Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee. “On the Community and Urban Affairs Committee, I intend to continue strongly opposing attempts to impose the maddening overregulation that infuriates residents, confounds businesses and overwhelms local governments,” said Senator Connors. “Micromanaging through the imposition of laws, codes and regulations has contributed significantly to the serious problems our state faces, both financially and economically.”
Connors added, “Continuing to serve on the Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee will allow me to advocate on behalf of the thousands of veterans who reside in the 9th District. Increasing access to health care and expanding employment opportunities are two key issues which must continue to be prioritized by our state.”
Assemblyman Rumpf was reappointed to the Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee and joins the Assembly Regulated Professions Committee as a new member. He serves as the ranking Republican on each Committee.
“Maintaining and improving our state’s transportation infrastructure system, while also controlling commuting costs for motorists, remain significant challenges for our state,” said Assemblyman Rumpf. “The economic downturn requires the Committee to advance fiscally sound policy initiatives which can be achieved through the Transportation Capital Program and limitations of the State Budget.”
Rumpf continued, “I look forward to serving on the Regulated Professions Committee with the intent to build upon the achievements already made to improve New Jersey’s business climate and expand its economic base.”
Assemblywoman Gove will continue serving on the Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Additionally, she will be taking on two new assignments by joining the Assembly’s Higher Education Committee as well as Tourism and the Arts Committee. Assemblywoman Gove remarked, “It’s truly a privilege to be reappointed to the Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee. During my tenure in the Legislature, the Committee has refused to engage in the type of partisan politics that so many have come to disdain and, instead, has worked collectively in a bipartisan manner to improve the quality of life for our veterans.”
Gove added, “Redistricting changed the composition of the 9th District which now includes Galloway Township and Stockton College. Serving on the Higher Education Committee will place me in a strong position to advance policy that allows Stockton and other institutions to effectively fulfill their educational mandates and reverse the alarming trend where too many of our brightest students are leaving the state to attend college elsewhere.
“Tourism is a crucial industry in the economies of Ocean and Atlantic counties. Serving on the Tourism and the Arts Committee will allow me to better represent my constituents’ interests, including the small businesses tied to this industry. To recover economically, our state must promote its tremendous tourism resources, such as Atlantic City, and pristine beaches as world-class vacation destination spots.”