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.

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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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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Praise Senate’s Passage of Senior Community Immunity Bill

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove praised the Senate’s passage of legislation to protect senior communities from potentially expensive pandemic-related lawsuits.

Specifically, the legislation (S-3584) 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. Under the legislation, 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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Assembly Passes Connors, Rumpf & Gove Disabled Veteran Property Tax Relief Measure

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9th District Delegation’s Veterans Initiative Heads to Governor’s Desk

The full General Assembly passed legislation (S-956/A-911) introduced by Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove which would extend the current disabled veteran’s property tax exemption to disabled veteran shareholders and their surviving spouses residing in a cooperative or mutual housing corporation.

Legislation sponsored by Connors, Rumpf & Gove to help more veterans qualify for the disabled veteran’s property tax exemption was approved today by the General Assembly. (©iStock)

In July of last year, the full State Senate passed S-956 unanimously. Having passed both Houses of the Legislature, S-956/A-911 has been sent to Governor Murphy’s desk.

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Connors Votes “YES” on COVID Immunity for Senior Communities

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Rumpf & Gove Also Support Protecting Senior Communities from COVID-Lawsuits

As a member of the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee, Senator Christopher Connors voted “YES” on legislation to protect senior communities from expensive pandemic-related lawsuits.

The legislation, S-3584, 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. Under the legislation, the immunity would not apply to acts or omissions constituting a crime, actual fraud, actual malice, gross negligence, recklessness, or willful misconduct.

Fellow 9th District legislative representatives Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove also support the legislation and intend to vote “YES” if and when S-3584 and the identical companion measure, A-4979, are considered by the Assembly.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove to Governor: Senior Communities Need Clarification on Opening Clubhouses and Swimming Pools

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove are calling on Governor Murphy’s administration to improve communications with age-restricted communities regarding the easing of COVID-related restrictions.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove are calling on Governor Murphy’s administration to improve communications with age-restricted communities regarding the easing of COVID-related restrictions. (SenateNJ.com)

The 9th District legislators are responding to inquiries from residents of age-restricted communities who want answers on when their community club houses and pools can open.

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