State Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-20) today annonced he will seek re-election to the Senate.
"With our state still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Sandy and our nation rocked by the tragedy in Newton, Conn., my passion to serve is stronger today than at any other point in my career," Lesniak said.
Lesniak has served in the Senate since 1983.
In his announcement, Lesniak listed several priorities for the upcoming term, including upgrading of the state's power delivery system to avoid long-term power outages, gun control, marriage equality, animal protection and sports betting.
"This is going to be a campaign that will be victorious, if the large numbers of New Jersey residents who support my efforts come together with support, through a contribution and/or volunteering to help identify voters to support me on Election Day," Lesniak said.
In August, Lesniak suffered a minor stroke, leading to speculation that the current term could be his last.
President Barack Obama will return to New Jersey next week to tour the Jersey Shore with Gov. Chris Christie.Read More >
PolitickerNJ.com interview: Jason O’Donnell Confident he has the votes to be the next Democratic State chairman, Jason O’Donnell said his objective will be to drive the core message of the Democratic Party. “My main objective is to bring Democrats home,” said O’Donnell, 41, an assemblyman from Bayonne. “If we...
By Tedford J. Taylor No topic is a less likely conversation-starter than our eventual deaths. Still, there is a lot to talk about. When polled, about 90 percent of people presented with end-of-life scenarios prefer the prospect of dying at home with... Read More >
"That's state money and the speaker has never raised an objection to that, and now all of a sudden she objects to her own bill. She's objecting on a basis she hasn't objected before on the TAG Grant program. Let's face it everybody, this is just politics. It's election year and it's politics." - Gov. Chris Christie, on Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-34).- PolitickerNJ.com
Press releases are submitted by PolitickerNJ users, not by staff. They do not represent the viewpoint of PolitickerNJ.com.