TRENTON – Senator James Beach, D-Camden, who was officially sworn in today to represent the 6th Legislative District in the New Jersey State Senate, issued the following statement regarding Governor Corzine’s State of the State Address:
“I share the Governor’s views, expressed today during the State of the State Address, that the economy and meaningful assistance to hard hit families have to be New Jersey’s top priorities in these difficult economic times.
“There’s no mistake – New Jersey has a bumpy road ahead. Just as working families have to tighten their belts and find ways to meet their most critical needs, we have a responsibility to apply those same values to State government.
“As we seek to do more with less and balance the financial obligations and essential services of New Jersey with State revenues, we will face many challenges. I look forward to working with my legislative colleagues and the Corzine administration to identify and implement solutions that benefit the people of the Garden State, and I anticipate more concrete proposals in the Governor’s upcoming Budget Address.”
Senator Beach also issued the following statement upon being sworn in to the State Senate:
“I would like to thank the Democratic County Committee for the 6th District for giving me the opportunity to serve as their State Senator, and work on behalf of all the people of New Jersey.
“I would also like to thank my family – my wife, Linda, and children, Jimmy and Kristie – who will offer strong support in my new role as a New Jersey State Senator.
“It is an honor to fill the seat of newly-sworn-in Congressman John Adler. Congressman Adler has represented the gold standard in public service, and I look forward to continuing that standard in the State Senate.
“We live in challenging times, that call for bold and creative solutions. The task of governing during one of the biggest economic crises ever faced in our nation is daunting. But I look forward to working with my colleagues in the State Legislature to advance the ideals of fiscally-responsible government that meets the needs of the people we serve.”