TRENTON – Senator Raymond J. Lesniak, D-Union, made the following comment today after Senator Bill Gormley, R-Atlantic, announced he would not seek re-election.
“Bill Gormley’s energy, intelligence and compassion made him a true giant in the Legislature for more than a quarter of a century.
“Bill’s remarkable political prowess was evidenced by his ability to keep his influence regardless of whether Republicans or Democrats were in control of the Governor’s Office or the Legislature.”
The two Senators began their legislative careers together when both were elected to the Assembly in 1977. Both won special elections to the Senate before winning full Senate terms in the 1980s.