New Jersey's 9th Legislative District

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.

District 9

Connors, Rumpf & Gove Re-Introduce Bill to Reestablish COVID Legal Immunity for Senior Communities

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove re-introduced legislation to prevent the expiration of legal immunity for senior communities from COVID-related lawsuits.  The law enacted on June 30 of last year which provided legal immunity from COVID-related lawsuits to senior communities and other planned real estate developments expired Jan. 1, 2022.

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

The District Delegation’s legislation, companion bills S-177 and A-729, would eliminate the expiration of immunity for planned real estate developments in the event of COVID-19 spread.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Governor Murphy Refused to Give Up Emergency Powers

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove said Governor Murphy has refused to give up his emergency powers after the Legislative Leadership decided against scheduling a vote on legislation (SCR-165/ACR-223) that would have extended certain emergency orders and directives.

Connors, Rumpf, and Gove said Governor Murphy has refused to give up his emergency powers after the Legislative Leadership decided against scheduling a vote on legislation that would have extended certain emergency orders and directives. (Pixabay)

The 9th District legislative delegation issued the following statement:

“Many of our constituents are incensed by the Governor’s heavy-handed use of emergency and executive powers. We agree and, consistent with the views of our constituents, our delegation wants a new direction for our state that promptly and effectively ends the failed policies of the past.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Toll Hike Increases Could Not Come At A Worse Time

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove are calling on Trenton to end automatic toll increases that commuters and businesses can no longer afford.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove are calling on Trenton to end automatic toll increases that commuters and businesses can no longer afford. (SenateNJ.com)

The 9th District Delegation’s remarks are in response to the announcement that tolls will increase on the Garden State Parkway, Atlantic City Expressway, and the New Jersey Turnpike by three percent as part of an automatic toll indexing plan.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Thank Constituents for Electing Them as Highest Vote-Getters in State Legislative Races

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With final General Election vote tallies now official, Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove received the most votes of any State Senate and State Assembly candidates statewide.

From left: Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove, and Senator Christopher Connors. (SenateNJ.com)

Senator Connors received 62,401 votes with Assemblyman Rumpf receiving 61,980 votes and Assemblywoman Gove receiving 60,798 votes, more than any other candidates in any legislative district.

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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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District 9

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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Chris Connors

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Brian Rumpf

Assemblyman - District 9

DiAnne Gove

Assemblywoman - District 9

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