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Connors, Rumpf & Gove

  • 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)

  • Asm. DiAnne Gove (center) was honored as the Legislator of the Year by the NJ VFW on January 24, 2015 in Somerset New Jersey. Pictured with Paula Pinto, State President of Ladies Auxiliary NJ VFW (left) and Jack Kane, State Commander of NJ VFW (right). (SenateNJ.com)

  • 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 Committee Assignments Cover Veterans, Health, Seniors, Federal Relations, & Higher Education

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Rumpf and Gove Named as Policy Co-Chairs to Assembly Republican Caucus

9th District Legislators Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove have received their committee assignments for the 2020-2021 Legislative Session.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove have received their committee assignments for the 2020-2021 Legislative Session. (SenateNJ.com)

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 Assembly Health Committee and the Assembly Regulatory Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations Committee. Assemblywoman Gove will be returning to both the Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee as well as the Assembly Higher Education Committee. The Assemblywoman will be taking on a new assignment by joining the newly formed Assembly Senior Services Committee.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Common Interest Community Bill S-2425 Stopped from Becoming Law

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove responded to Governor Murphy’s decision to pocket veto the common interest community bill (S-2425) which was opposed by the 9th District delegation and thousands of their constituents.

Asm. Brian Rumpf and Asw. DiAnne Gove testifying against common interest community legislation (S-2425) during a hearing of the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee in Trenton on Dec. 5, 2019. (NJ Assembly GOP)

The legislation’s stated purpose was to consolidate certain laws applicable to all types of common interest communities, a term defined to encompass planned communities with homeowners associations, condominiums, and cooperatives.

“The Majority Party Legislative Leadership decided to ignore the thousands of residents living in age-restricted communities, who our delegation stood shoulder-to-shoulder with in firmly opposing this very unpopular legislation that passed in Lame Duck in the 11th hour on the last day of the legislative session.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Bill Exempting Disabled Vets from Paying Beach Buggy Permit Fee Signed Into Law

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Disabled veterans will now be exempted from paying beach buggy permit fees under legislation authored by Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove that was recently signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy.

Disabled veterans have been exempted from paying beach buggy permit fees under a newly enacted law that was authored by Connors, Rumpf & Gove. (SenateNJ.com)

Under the law, a disabled veteran is defined as a State resident who has been honorably discharged from any branch of the United States Armed Forces and has been declared by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as having a service-connected disability of any degree.

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District 9 Lawmakers React to Gov’s 2020 State of the State

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove: End the Extreme Policies That Are Driving People Out of the State

Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove offered the following remarks in response to Governor Murphy’s 2020 State of the State address:

Following Gov. Murphy’s State of the State address, Connors, Rumpf & Gove said the Governor should end the extreme policies that are driving people out of New Jersey. (SenateNJ.com)

“The last two-plus years have proved to be extremely aggravating for many of our constituents who watch as the cost of living in this state only gets higher as a direct result of Trenton’s extreme policies.

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9th District Delegation’s “Combat to College Act” Signed into Law

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Legislation prime-sponsored by Senator Christopher Connors and co-sponsored by Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove entitled the “Combat to College Act,” which would grant priority course registration to military service members and veterans attending public institutions of higher education, was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy.

Sen. Christopher Connors, Asm. Brian Rumpf and Asw. DiAnne Gove’s bill providing priority registration to college courses for military members and veterans has been signed into law. (©iStock)

“No one is more deserving of special consideration in college course registration than our veterans in view of their sacrifices as well as the scheduling complications that can, sometimes, arise due to their military service obligations. Veterans deserve to be moved to the front of the line.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Bill Exempting Disabled Vets From Paying Beach Buggy Permit Fee Clears Appropriation Panel

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Legislation introduced by Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove that would exempt disabled veterans from beach buggy permit fees was advanced by the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

Legislation introduced by Connors, Rumpf and Gove that would exempt disabled veterans from beach buggy permit fees was advanced by the Assembly Appropriations Committee. (©iStock)

The legislation, S-1703 and A-715, passed the Senate unanimously in June 2019.

The Delegation issued the following statement:

“The idea for this legislation was brought to our Delegation’s attention by a constituent, Mr. Joseph Dolobacs, to whom we are grateful not only for his service and sacrifice to our country but also for his advocacy on behalf of his fellow veterans.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove to Committee Chairs: Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Aliens Undermines Rule of Law

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As vehement opponents of sanctuary state policies, Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove are continuing their effort to defeat legislation that would allow persons in the country illegally to obtain a New Jersey driver’s license.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove maintain an online petition opposing Gov. Murphy’s sanctuary state policies, including driver’s licenses for illegals, that has been signed more than 21,000 times. (Wikimedia Commons)

The 9th District delegation recently sent the following letter to the chairpersons of the committees that S-3229 and A-4743 were referenced to upon introduction:

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9th District Delegation Testifies Against Common Interest Community Bill S-2425

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Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove (both R-9) testified against common interest community legislation (S-2425) during a hearing of the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.

Assemblyman Brian Rumpf testifying against common interest community legislation (S-2425) during a hearing of the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee in Trenton on Dec. 5, 2019. (NJ Assembly GOP)

The 9th District assemblypersons told the members of the committee that petitions with more than 9,000 signatures of residents opposed to the legislation had been submitted for entry into the official record of testimony. The legislators urged the committee to respect the will of the people by holding S-2425 from any further consideration by the Legislature.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Vote Against Tuition Aid for Prisoners & Voting Rights for Convicts on Parole or Probation

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove remain unalterably opposed to two bills recently considered by the Legislature that would give tuition aid to prisoners and voting rights to persons on parole or probation.

Sen. Connors, Asm. Rumpf and Asw. Gove remain unalterably opposed to legislation that would provide tuition aid to prisoners and voting rights to persons on parole or probation. (SenateNJ.com)

“Too many law-abiding New Jerseyans can’t afford to pay their taxes and don’t qualify for state assistance programs.  Despite this, Trenton’s latest stunt is to force those struggling taxpayers to pay for the expense of giving tuition aid and voting rights to convicted criminals.

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9th District Delegation’s “Combat to College Act” Bill Passes Senate Committee

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Legislation introduced by Senator Christopher Connors and co-sponsored by Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove which would grant priority course registration to military service members and veterans attending public institutions of higher education was approved by the Senate Higher Education Committee.

The ‘Combat to College Act’ sponsored by Sen. Connors, Asm. Rumpf and Asw. Gove to make it easier for military service members and veterans to register for classes at public colleges was approved by the Senate Higher Education Committee. (©iStock)

The legislation, S-244 and A-790, is entitled the “Combat to College Act.”

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