New Jersey's 9th Legislative District

Senator Christopher Connors

  • Senator Christopher J. Connors of the 9th Legislative District was awarded the ‘Distinctive Alumni Leadership Award’ by the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton College. (Press Release)

  • Senator Chris Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove of the 9th District visited Tabernacle, NJ on September 17, 2013 to meet with local officials and emergency responders.

  • Asw. DiAnne Gove (l), Asm. Brian Rumpf (c) and Sen. Chris Connors (r) of the 9th Legislative District at Beach Haven School on September 4, 2013. They were joined by Gov. Chris Christie and Education Commissioner Chris Cerf to celebrate the reopening of the Superstorm Sandy damaged school.

  • Senator Christopher Connors (R-9) attended the Absecon-Galloway Rotary breakfast on August 8, 2013. Connors (center) spoke about topics including school accountability and Sandy restoration projects. (Galloway Patriot)

  • Senator Chris Connors (R-9) being interviewed prior to a town hall meeting held by Governor Chris Christie in Stafford Township on January 17, 2013.

  • Assemblyman Brian Rumpf (left), Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove (center) and Senator Chris Connors (right) of the 9th legislative district.

  • Senator Christopher Connors (R-9) reviewing legislation during a recent Senate session.

District 9

Connors, Rumpf & Gove Applaud Absolute Veto of Common Interest Community Bill

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove are applauding the absolute veto of common interest community bill, S-2261, which all three members of the Delegation opposed and voted against.

Sen. Christopher Connors, Asm. Brian Rumpf, and Asw. DiAnne Gove applaud the absolute veto of common interest community bill, S-2261, which all three members of the Delegation opposed and voted against. (SenateNJ.com)

The 9th District Delegation offered the following remarks upon the announcement that S-2261 was absolute vetoed by the Governor:

“Our Delegation has the distinct privilege of representing thousands of residents living in age-restricted communities who adamantly oppose any legislative attempt to permit Trenton to interfere with the operations of their communities, including how their home owner associations (HOAs) conduct business.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Drafting Bill to Preserve COVID Legal Immunity for Senior Communities

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove are drafting legislation to prevent the expiration of legal immunity for senior communities from COVID-related lawsuits. Under current law enacted on June 30 of this year, senior communities and other planned real estate developments would lose their legal immunity from COVID-related lawsuits on January 1, 2022.

Sen. Christopher Connors, Asm. Brian Rumpf, and Asw. DiAnne Gove are drafting legislation to prevent the expiration of legal immunity for senior communities from COVID-related lawsuits. (SenateNJ.com)

The 9th District Legislative Delegation issued the following statement:

“A large segment of our constituency is comprised of seniors living in senior communities. For that reason, our Delegation strongly supported the law to protect senior community homeowner associations from COVID-related lawsuits. While the legislation was being debated, our Delegation provided legislative updates to thousands of constituents who had taken an active interest in the issue. We did so with the understanding that many seniors wanted to return to a sense of normalcy, which meant having the ability to use community facilities, such as clubhouses and pools.

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Senator Bob Singer
Senator Chris Connors
Senator Declan O'Scanlon
Senator Jim Holzapfel
Senator Sam Thompson

Singer/Connors/Holzapfel/Thompson/O’Scanlon Call on NJ Homeland Security to Vet Incoming Afghan Refugees

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Question Ability of Federal Officials in Kabul to Keep Local Communities Safe

Almost 10,000 Afghan refugees fleeing the turmoil in their homeland will be coming to New Jersey, and Senate Republicans are calling on New Jersey’s Department of Homeland Security and Preparedness to ensure they are thoroughly vetted.

In a letter to the director of New Jersey’s Homeland Security and Preparedness, Sens. Singer, Connors, Holzapfel, Thompson and O’Scanlon emphasized the need to vet and screen refugees coming to the state from Afghanistan. (Wikimedia Commons)

Senators Robert Singer, Chris Connors, Jim Holzapfel, Sam Thompson and Declan O’Scanlon today wrote to NJ Homeland Director Laurie R. Duran emphasizing the need to protect New Jersey residents from possible terrorists who may have circumvented checkpoints and federal screening on the ground in Kabul before boarding flights to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Call For Action on Increasing Cases of Unemployment Fraud

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In response to an increasing number of requests for assistance by constituents who are the victims of unemployment fraud, Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove have called on the Murphy Administration to direct more resources to combating this surging crime.

Sen. Christopher Connors, Asm. Brian Rumpf, and Asw. DiAnne Gove have called on the Murphy Administration to direct more resources to combat the increasing cases of unemployment fraud. (SenateNJ.com)

The 9th District Delegation sent the following letter to Governor Phil Murphy requesting urgent action:

Dear Governor Murphy:

“This is an urgent request for action by your Administration in response to the increasing number of our constituents who have alerted our Delegation that they are victims of unemployment fraud and are in desperate need of assistance. The majority of these constituents have not filed for unemployment themselves, but have had someone file for unemployment fraudulently under their name. Continue Reading…

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Disabled Veteran Property Tax Relief Bill Signed Into Law

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A veterans legislative initiative (S-956/A-911) introduced by Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove which would extend the current disabled veterans’ property tax exemption to disabled veteran shareholders and their surviving spouses residing in a cooperative or mutual housing corporation has been signed into law.

Legislation introduced by Sen. Christopher Connors, Asm. Brian Rumpf, and Asw. DiAnne Gove that would extend the current disabled veterans’ property tax exemption to disabled veteran shareholders and their surviving spouses residing in a cooperative or mutual housing corporation has been signed into law. (©iStock)

The 9th District delegation issued the following statement on the enactment of their veterans’ legislative initiative:

“Corrective action has now been taken to ensure that disabled veterans shareholders and their surviving spouses residing in a cooperative or mutual housing corporation will now be eligible to receive the disabled veteran’s property tax exemption.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Will Vote Against Nanny State ‘Dog Leashing and Fencing’ Bill

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Calling it among the worst examples of government overreach, Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove oppose legislation (A-2401) that would require dog leashing and fencing requirements throughout the State.

Sen. Connors, Asm. Rumpf and Asw. Gove said they will vote against legislation that would require dog owners to fence their property, calling the bill extreme and unnecessary. (Pixabay)

The 9th District Delegation issued the following statement:

“Imposing leashing and fencing requirements on dog owners is the nanny state at its worst. The overwhelming majority of dog owners are responsible people who take great care to ensure their dogs do not run loose on the streets, let alone pose as a threat to public safety.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Hail Signing of Senior Community COVID Legal Immunity Bill

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove hailed the signing of S-3584 as a statutory means of protecting senior communities from potentially expensive pandemic-related lawsuits now.

Sen. Christopher Connors, Asm. Brian Rumpf, and Asw. DiAnne Gove hailed the signing of S-3584 as a statutory means of protecting senior communities from potentially expensive pandemic-related lawsuits now. (SenateNJ.com)

Specifically, the law prohibits any causes of action for damages arising from a COVID-19 exposure or transmission on the premises of a planned real estate development. The immunity would not apply to acts or omissions constituting a crime, actual fraud, actual malice, gross negligence, recklessness, or willful misconduct.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Governor Needs to Sign Senior Community COVID Immunity Bill ASAP

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove are calling on Governor Murphy to immediately sign legislation (S-3584) to protect senior communities from potentially expensive pandemic-related lawsuits now that the measure has passed both Houses of the Legislature as of June 30.

Specifically, the legislation would prohibit any causes of action for damages arising from a COVID-19 exposure or transmission on the premises of a planned real estate development. The immunity would not apply to acts or omissions constituting a crime, actual fraud, actual malice, gross negligence, recklessness, or willful misconduct.

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9th District Delegation Votes Against Sanctuary State Bill that Would Eliminate Effective Tool to Deter Illegal Immigration

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove all voted against legislation (A-5207/S-3361) which would prohibit any state, county or local government entity from entering into a contract with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold persons found violating federal immigration laws.

Sen. Christopher Connors, Asm. Brian Rumpf and Asw. DiAnne Gove voted against a Democrat bill they said was another attempt to establish New Jersey as a sanctuary state. (Wikimedia Commons)

The 9th District Delegation issued the following statement:

“Denying ICE a critical tool to detain illegal aliens at facilities in the state is yet another misguided and potentially dangerous effort by extremists in our state to undermine the rule of law for the sole purpose of establishing New Jersey as a sanctuary state.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Oppose Extending Governor’s Executive Powers

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In a unified stance, Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove opposed A-5820/S-3866, a bill approved by Democrats yesterday allowing many of Governor Murphy’s most controversial executive orders to remain in effect while also providing the Governor with new non-emergency pandemic powers.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove opposed a bill approved by Trenton Democrats allowing many of Gov. Murphy’s most controversial executive orders to remain in effect while also providing the Governor with new non-emergency pandemic powers. (SenateNJ.com)

A previous version of the legislation, A-5777, was pulled from consideration prior to the General Assembly’s voting session on May 20 after public outrage.

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