Christopher J. Connors

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Christopher J. Connors
Member of the New Jersey Senate
from the 9th district
Assumed office
January 8, 2008
Preceded by Leonard T. Connors
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
from the 9th district
In office
January 9, 1990 – January 8, 2008
Preceded by John T. Hendrickson Jr.
Succeeded by Daniel Van Pelt
Personal details
Born (1956-06-26) June 26, 1956 (age 61)
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Political party Republican
Residence Lacey Township, New Jersey
Alma mater Stockton State College
Rutgers University (M.P.A.)
Rutgers School of Law–Camden (J.D.)
Occupation Attorney
Website Legislative web page

Christopher J. Connors (born June 26, 1956) is a New Jersey Republican Party politician, who has served in the Senate since January 8, 2008, where he currently represents the 9th legislative district. He served in the General Assembly from 1989-2008, where he was the Assistant Majority Leader from 1992-95.[1]

Biography

Born in Ridgewood, New Jersey on June 26, 1956, Connors received a B.S. degree in 1978 from Stockton State College (now Stockton University) in Business Administration, an M.P.A. in 1988 from Rutgers University in Public Administration and was awarded a J.D. in 1995 from the Rutgers School of Law - Camden in Camden.[1]

He resides in the Forked River section of Lacey Township.[2] Connors is an attorney and is a partner at Dasti, Murphy, McGuckin, Ulaky, Koutsouris & Connors.[1]

Political career

Connors served on the Lacey Township Committee from 1985–90 and was Mayor of Lacey Township from 1986-89.[1] Connors was Executive Director from 1988–89 and was Deputy Executive Director from 1982-88 of the New Jersey Commission on Capital Budgeting and Planning during the Administration of former Governor Thomas Kean.

Connors serves in the Senate on the Community and Urban Affairs Committee and the Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee. He served in the Assembly on the Homeland Security and State Preparedness and on the Judiciary Committees.[1] He sponsored a law enacted in January 2000 requiring installation of ignition interlock devices in cars of repeat drunk driving offenders and of a 1998 law requiring criminal background checks for nurse aides and home personal care licensing applicants. He succeeded his father Leonard T. Connors, who served in the New Jersey Senate from 1982-2008.[3]

District 9

Each of the 40 districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly. The other representatives from the 9th Legislative District for the 2014-15 Legislative Session are:[4]

Election history

New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Christopher J. Connors (incumbent) 46,949 70.8
Democratic Anthony Mazella 19,365 29.2
Republican hold
New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Christopher J. Connors (incumbent) 32,027 64.9
Democratic Dorothy A. Ryan 17,320 35.1
Republican hold
New Jersey State Senate elections, 2007[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Christopher J. Connors 35,504 62.3
Democratic Russell K. Corby 21,524 37.7
Republican hold

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Senator Connors' Legislative Website, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed January 21, 2008.
  2. Assembly Member Christopher J. Connors, Project Vote Smart. Accessed August 9, 2007.
  3. Previti, Emily. "Era ends today for Connors in Senate", The Press of Atlantic City, January 7, 2008. Accessed February 1, 2012. "Today marks the last legislative session for state Sen. Leonard T. Connors, who has held the seat for a quarter-century.... The 78-year-old will be succeeded by his son, Assemblyman Christopher Connors, R -Ocean, Burlington, Atlantic, who will be sworn in to his Senate seat..."
  4. Legislative Roster 2012-2013 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed February 1, 2012.
  5. "Official List Candidates for State Senate For GENERAL ELECTION 11/05/2015 Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. December 4, 2013. Retrieved July 3, 2015. 
  6. Official List Candidate Returns for State Senate For November 2011 General Election, New Jersey Department of State, December 14, 2011. Accessed January 8, 2012.
  7. Official List Candidate Returns for State Senate For November 2007 General Election, New Jersey Department of State, December 3, 2007. Accessed June 22, 2012.

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New Jersey Senate
Preceded by
Leonard T. Connors
Member of the New Jersey Senate for the 9th District
January 8, 2008–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
New Jersey General Assembly
Preceded by
John T. Hendrickson Jr.
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 9th District
January 9, 1990–January 8, 2008
With: Jeffrey Moran, Brian E. Rumpf
Succeeded by
Daniel Van Pelt