9th District legislators Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove have received their committee assignments for the 2018-2019 Legislative Session.
Connors, Rumpf, and Gove have received their committee assignments for the 2018-2019 legislative session. (Wikimedia Commons)
Senator Connors will once again serve on the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee and the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Assemblyman Rumpf will continue serving on the Regulatory Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations Committee and will be joining the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee. Assemblywoman Gove will be returning to both the Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee as well as the Assembly Higher Education Committee and will be taking on a new assignment by joining the Assembly Human Services Committee.
For the third consecutive legislative session, Assemblyman Rumpf and Assemblywoman Gove were named as policy co-chairs to the Assembly Republican caucus. The 9th District legislators issued the following statement subsequent to receiving their committee assignments.
“Collectively, we choose committee assignments based on how best to place our delegation in positions to more effectively represent the interests of our constituents.
“To that end, we have the unique privilege of representing a legislative district with a large veteran population whom we want to see receive the best care and services. Having Senator Connors serve on the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee only enhances our ability to call out and fight off Trenton-conceived schemes to impose yet more regulations on residents, municipalities, and businesses.
“Health care accessibility and affordability consistently rank among the most pressing issues for our constituency due, in large part, to the fact that our District has a large and active senior population. This makes making Assemblyman Rumpf’s appointment to the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee all the more important to our delegation’s ability to advocate on behalf of our constituents who want and need access to quality health care at a cost that does not overwhelm them financially.
“With Assemblywoman Gove set to serve on the Assembly Human Services Committee, we welcome the opportunity to take a more active role in working with individuals and families, who represent our most vulnerable citizens, to further advance policies that enhance services and improve the overall quality of life for those involved.”
“Having proudly taught in the state’s public school system for more than three decades, Assemblywoman Gove will continue to bring extensive background and experience in education to the Assembly Higher Education Committee. This Committee assignment carries additional importance for our delegation as Stockton University, which we have worked with on a number of endeavors, has a considerable presence in our legislative district both as an educational institution as well as an expanding economic engine in the region.”