Updating NJ Legislature Page

There are a number of new faces in Trenton this month. There are four new faces in the State Senate and sixteen in the Assembly. The NJ Legislature page which has been online since 1994 – prior to the legislature’s own website – is in the process of adding these names and contact informaton. Please be patient, if not consult https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/.

The newly sworn in Senate and Assembly members are:

  • Senator Edward Durr (R-03)
  • Senator Jean Stanfield (R-08)
  • Senator Andrew Zwicker (D-16)
  • Senator Jon Bramnick (R-21)
  • Senator Gordon Johnson (D-37)
  • Assemblyman Don Guardian (R-02)
  • Assemblywoman Claire Swift (R-02)
  • Assemblywoman Bethanne McCarthy Patrick (R-03)
  • Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer (R-03)
  • Assemblyman Michael Torrissi Jr. (R-08)
  • Assemblyman Brandon Umba (R-08)
  • Assemblywoman Kimberly Eulner (R-11)
  • Assemblywoman Marilyn Piperno (R-11)
  • Assemblywoman Vicky Flynn (R-13)
  • Assemblywoman Sadaf Jaffer (D-16)
  • Assemblyman Reginald Atkins (D-20)
  • Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis (R-21)
  • Assemblyman Christian Barranco (R-26)
  • Assemblyman William Sampson IV (R-31)
  • Assemblywoman Shama Haider (D-37)
  • Assemblywoman Ellen Park (D-37)

Please contact me with any new district office contact information you have.

Jim Warren, R.I.P. (1936 – 2021)

Jim Warren was a mentor of mine, although it took a long time to realize it. My brief encounter with him occurred in 1994 when some of us in New Jersey were lobbying the state legislature to pass an internet bill. He had been instrumental the year before in passage of landmark California Assembly Bill 1624, for government documents to be made available on “the largest nonproprietary, nonprofit cooperative public computer network.”

He was described as a Renaissance Man by a close friend. A New York Times obituary by Steve Lohr said he was “a charismatic trade show impresario, editor, and activist.” A most touching online obit proclaimed, “A mighty tree has fallen in the digital forest.” All true.

Jim Warren’s digital footprint includes: a NYT obituary, a page on IMDb.com, his own GovAccess blog and a video on Vimeo.com.

Thank you, Jim Warren.

Thinking of Running for Office?

Navigate Pennsylvania Policy & Governance Training

If you have ever wondered, “How did this bozo get elected?” the answer may be, “because no one ran against them.” We have a solution to that problem. You can run for office.

If you have ever thought about running for office, if you ran for office recently and need more guidance on governing, or if you just won a primary and need some help before the general – this free course may be for you.

This course, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, runs for 6 weeks, kicking off the week of June 14th and running through the week of July 26th.

For more information and to sign up: https://et.run/pbpc2101.

Dare to Run Info Webinar – June 10th

Dare to Run, a nationally recognized 501 (c)3 nonprofit, educates and empowers women on their journey to public office at the local, state, and national level. Women candidates can participate in Dare to Run’s one-year certificate program as they pursue careers in public service. This info webinar covers the application process for their third leadership cohort which closes in August.

This webinar will be held on June 10th, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm ET. To register, visit: https://buff.ly/3tekzKL.