Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean Jr. announced today that Christine Shipley will serve as Executive Director of the Senate Republican Office.
“On behalf of our caucus, I thank Christine for stepping up to this vital leadership role in New Jersey’s Legislature,” said Kean (R-Union, Morris, Somerset). “Senate Republicans and our staff members appreciate her diligence, loyalty and how the people will continue to benefit from her diverse experiences in public service. There is not a more professional and upstanding individual to head the Senate Republican Office as we pursue the people’s priorities.”
Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean Jr. stated the following about Gov. Chris Christie naming Regina Egea as the Governor’s Chief of Staff:
“I’ve known Regina for nearly a decade, as both the director of the authorities unit and as a local councilwoman. I have total confidence that she will excel in this new position and that she will serve Gov. Christie and the people of New Jersey well during the governor’s second term. I look forward to working with her and wish her the best of luck.”
Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean Jr. stated the following regarding Gov. Chris Christie’s nomination of Kevin O’Dowd as New Jersey Attorney General:
“I’ve known Mr. O’Dowd to be one of the most dedicated and devoted servants to the people of New Jersey, in his leadership position in this administration and his tenure in the U.S. Attorney’s office. Kevin is abundantly qualified to lead the state Department of Law and Public Safety for the next four years.
The following interview with NJTV anchor Mike Schneider aired on the November 21st edition of “NJTV News.”
Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean says that this year’s election results should mean the enactment of reforms to accomplish the people’s priorities of a more affordable New Jersey, enhanced education and job opportunities for all, and a more accountable government.
Senator Kean points out that the majority of New Jerseyans voted for Senate Republican candidates and Governor Christie to finish the job on these reforms, which have been blocked in the past few years by the Democratic majority.
Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean Jr. stated the following in response to Deputy Republican Leader Diane Allen (R-Burlington) being installed tonight as president of the National Order of Women Legislators:
“Senate Republicans are so proud that one of the strongest women in the history of New Jersey’s legislature is our colleague and has earned this impressive national leadership position.
“Senator Allen lives and breathes for the people of her district and those around this state. She enriches our caucus with unique perspectives on how we can best empower and protect women, minorities, victims and the vulnerable. The NOWL stands to make great strides during her presidency.”
The Senate Republican Caucus today re-elected Senator Tom Kean, Jr. (R-Union, Morris) as its leader for the 2014-2015 session.
“I’m honored to again lead the Republican Caucus in the Senate and I thank my colleagues for their overwhelming support,” said Kean. “The responsibility to my caucus and all New Jerseyans is one I hold with great respect. I look forward to working with Governor Christie, Steve, Jon and Vincent.”
Senate Republican Caucus Members Announce Support for Re-election of Senator Thomas H. Kean as Senate Republican Leader
The following message expressing support for the re-election of Senator Tom Kean as Senate Republican Leader was released today by Senators Allen, Bateman, Beck, Bucco, Cardinale, Connors, Holzapfel, Oroho, Pennacchio, Singer and Thompson:
“It is with great pleasure that we, members of the Senate Republican Caucus, announce our collective support for the re-election of Senator Thomas H. Kean as the Senate Republican Leader in the 2014-2015 legislative session.
Says Learning About Different Breeds Before Adoption Can Help Prevent Pet Abuse & Abandonment
Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean Jr. encourages prospective pet owners to attend the American Kennel Club’s “Meet the Breeds” dog and cat show at the Javits Center in New York City on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“As an animal lover and pet parent, I’m proud to promote this event as an Honorary Chairperson,” Kean said. “Too many pets are abandoned, neglected, or mistreated because their owners haven’t taken the time to learn about their needs before bringing them home. This show is a great educational opportunity for prospective pet owners to meet with and learn about the different breeds of dogs and cats that might be the best match for their home and lifestyle.”
Kean, Pennacchio, Bucco, Oroho Statement on Senate Passage of Measure Designating “Alex DeCroce Memorial Highway”
Senators Tom Kean Jr., Joe Pennacchio, Anthony Bucco and Steven Oroho stated the following regarding today’s advancement of legislation they sponsor to rename State Highway Route 53 after the late Assemblyman Alex DeCroce:
“Alex DeCroce is eternally missed in the halls of Trenton, as well as his district,” said Republican Leader Kean (R-Union, Morris). “We miss his wit, his charm and his passion for improving New Jersey. He was an extraordinary leader to work with and we would not have been able to accomplish such significant achievements for our constituents without his deeply devoted service.”
“Alex DeCroce was one our state’s greatest leaders, a loving husband, father, grandfather and true friend,” added Pennacchio (R-Morris). “We miss him every day in the 26th district. Renaming this highway after a man whose years of dedicated service left an indelible imprint on the communities of Morris County is a true and fitting tribute.”
Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean Jr. stated the following regarding the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania:
“Americans and New Jerseyans are never more united than we are today — We close our eyes and picture the chilling flight path of hijacked planes into our hollowed grounds; We look at our neighbors and know that we can overcome times of great peril and be stronger than ever; and We will never forget the thousands of victims and heroic first responders whose families we join in mourning on this dark day. Today, especially, we pray that God may continue to bless this great country.”