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.

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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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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Oppose Bill Prohibiting Law Enforcement at Polling Places

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9th District Delegation Calls Legislation an Affront to Law Enforcement

Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove stand opposed to controversial legislation that would prohibit law enforcement from standing within 100 feet of a polling place or drop box during an election—even if off-duty.

Sen. Christopher Connors, Asm. Brian Rumpf, and Asw. DiAnne Gove oppose controversial legislation that would prohibit law enforcement from standing within 100 feet of a polling place or drop box during an election. (©iStock)

Assemblyman Rumpf and Assemblywoman Gove voted against the Assembly version, A-4655, when the legislation was voted on and passed by the Assembly on March 25. Senator Connors intended to vote against the Senate version, S-2923, which was amended on the Senate floor on the same day and remains on Second Reading.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Murphy’s Cut to Ocean County’s Vaccine Supply Is Appalling & Insult to Unvaccinated Seniors

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove called out Governor Murphy’s Administration for cutting vaccine doses to Ocean County, as the County Health Department is set to receive 400 less doses from the previous week, despite the County’s considerable senior population and high demand for the vaccine.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove called out Gov. Murphy’s administration for cutting the number of vaccine doses delivered to Ocean County. (Pixabay)

“The Murphy Administration’s misguided decision to cut Ocean County’s vaccine supply is yet another example of the state’s failed COVID vaccination policies that is undermining the public’s trust in the process. Seniors and veterans deserve priority treatment and the state formula should account for this to allow for more vaccine to be released to Ocean County.

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Committee Advances Connors, Rumpf & Gove Disabled Veteran Property Tax Relief Measure

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Legislation sponsored 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 was approved by the Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee on March 15.

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

The full State Senate passed S-956 in July 30 of last year unanimously.

The 9th District Delegation issued the following statement regarding the advancement of their veterans’ legislative initiative (S-956/A-911):

“Corrective action is necessary to amend existing law. Disabled veterans shareholders and their surviving spouses residing in a cooperative or mutual housing corporation that is their legal residence should be eligible to receive the disabled veteran’s property tax exemption.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Massive State Spending in Proposed Budget Should Have Taxpayers and Businesses Very Worried

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove offered the remarks following Governor Phil Murphy’s Fiscal Year 2022 State Budget Address:

Sen. Christopher Connors, Asm. Brian Rumpf and Asw. DiAnne Gove offered remarks following Gov. Murphy’s Fiscal Year 2022 State Budget Address. (SenateNJ.com)

“The numbers don’t lie. Spending has increased more than 30 percent since Governor’s Murphy’s first year, to the surprise of few. His most recent proposed State Budget is chock full of spending for new programs or increases for existing ones.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Aliens Should Be Delayed Indefinitely – Not Just Until May

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In the best interests of New Jersey residents, Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove are calling on Governor Phil Murphy to shelve any effort to provide illegal aliens with driver’s licenses.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to shelve any effort to provide illegal aliens with New Jersey driver’s licenses. (SenateNJ.com)

Recently, an announcement was made by the Murphy Administration that the issuance of driver’s licenses for persons in the country illegally would be postponed until May.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove: State Should Not Mandate Kindergarteners to Learn About “Sexual Orientation”

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove said today they will vote against legislation that would require school districts to provide instruction on diversity and inclusion, including a focus on sexual orientation, warning that it infringes upon parental rights.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove said they will vote against legislation that would require school districts to provide instruction on diversity and inclusion, including a focus on sexual orientation, warning that it infringes upon parental rights. (©iStock)

The bill, A-4454/S-2781, would require that instruction to be provided to students from kindergarten through 12th grade as part of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Support New Laws Improving Protections for Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities

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In representing the interests of their constituents, Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove supported and voted for bipartisan legislative initiatives that have been enacted to increase protections for residents and staff of long-term care facilities.

In representing the interests of their constituents, Sen. Christopher Connors, Asm. Brian Rumpf, and Asw. DiAnne Gove supported and voted for bipartisan legislative initiatives that have been enacted to increase protections for residents and staff of long-term care facilities. (SenateNJ.com)

The following legislation has been signed into law:

A-4481: Establishes the New Jersey Task Force on Long-Term Care Quality and Safety, which will be tasked with developing recommendations to make changes to the long-term system of care to drive improvements in person-centered care, resident and staff safety, improvements in quality of care and services, workforce engagement and sustainability, and any other appropriate aspects of the long-term system of care in New Jersey as the task force elects to review.

A-4476: Establishes the Long-Term Care Emergency Operations Center (LTCEOC) in the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH), which will serve as the centralized command and resource center for LTC facility response efforts and communications during any declared public health emergencies affecting or likely to affect one or more LTC facilities. The LTCEOC is to enhance and integrate with existing emergency response systems.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Oppose Marijuana “Modernization Act”

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“Trenton Should be Doing More for the Economy than Promoting Smoking and Selling Marijuana”

Calling it a train wreck in the making, Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove all stand opposed to the “New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act.”

Calling it a train wreck in the making, Connors, Rumpf & Gove expressed their opposition to the “New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act.” (Pixabay)

The 9th District delegation made the following remarks regarding the bill’s provisions:

“Rather than cutting taxes or exercising any degree of fiscal restraint, Trenton still has its priorities misplaced, including when it comes to implementing a legal market for marijuana.

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